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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July 2013 Archives

International child custody battle after father claims kidnapping

Children often believe that their parents always want what is best for them and will love them because they are family. Children should be able to feel this way toward their parents, but sometimes one parent can question the motives for why the other parent treats the children in certain ways. Child custody disputes can greatly exacerbate one parent's questioning of the other. Many instances show that parents are willing to fight for the custody of their children. When disputes become international, processes and legalities can prove to be extremely complicated.

Amiable divorce can cause less future stress for Hampden couples

When going through a divorce, a former happy couple could be at each other's throats. Though the marriage is ending, there are often residual feelings for one or both parties, and those feelings can lead to hurtful and spiteful actions. One party may believe that hurting the other person through certain actions may make the first party feel better, but some Massachusetts couples may find that keeping emotions in check and maintaining an amiable relationship during divorce can help further interactions in the future, especially if children are involved.

Child custody could negatively affect young Massachusetts kids

As many Massachusetts residents know, divorce is an action that has a ripple effect of consequences. It often means one or both parties finding a new place to live, giving up some of their possessions or having to pay alimony. When there are very young children involved, the consequences of their parents' decision can have effects that continue to manifest throughout their young lives and into adulthood. They are the subjects of child custody and must go from seeing both of their parents regularly to possibly seeing one parent far more often than the other parent.

Positive outlooks could be beneficial in Massachusetts divorce

Massachusetts residents know the difficulties of divorce can often cause much upset for both parties, even the one who initiated the divorce discussion. Though hard feelings can arise toward separating partners, it is important to remember that being upset is natural, and more than likely both spouses are feeling some negative emotions. Focusing on positive personal emotions after a divorce can help not only oneself feel better quickly, but it can also lead to a more amiable divorce process and after period.

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