Claudette-Jean Girard, Attorney at Law
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I provide experienced legal guidance in family law, divorce and special education law. I represent parents and families throughout western Massachusetts.

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November 2012 Archives

QDRO important for some going through divorce in Massachusetts

Spousal support is one of the issues that can be contentious in a divorce in Massachusetts. This can be especially true in cases of divorce after a long marriage, when the amount paid to a former spouse can be the cause of long negotiations that sometimes end with a court being asked to decide the amount and duration of spousal support. In addition to monthly payments that are common in such situations, in some cases a lump sum amount can be paid in the form of spousal support.

Massachusetts learns of child support owed by father of 25

Any time that a Massachusetts court issues a child support order, it becomes mandatory for the person who is ordered to make such support payments. The non-custodial parent is responsible for making those payments to the custodial parent of the child. The child support money is intended to be used for basic needs such as food, clothing and housing of the child involved.

Massachusetts attempts to collect child support payments

Readers in Massachusetts may be shocked to learn about the high amount owed in child support across our nation. In fact, the amount is over $100 billion nationally, according to one report. This amount reflects child support owed to custodial parents and to taxpayers.

Massachusetts divorce can be complicated by foreign citizenship

More people in Massachusetts and across the country are entering into marriages that include a spouse from a foreign nation. This, one authority notes, has also led to an increase in divorce cases that include such spouses. The multi-national nature of these relationships may lead to complications for a couple as they go through the divorce process in our state.

Divorce in Massachusetts often similar to celebrity couples

Readers in Massachusetts are aware that for some couples the decision to divorce is a difficult one. In fact, sometimes couples file court documents to begin the divorce process, only to change their minds and attempt to rekindle their romance. Sometimes, however, the attempt at reconciliation fails and a divorce occurs. This may be what has recently happened to one celebrity couple.

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