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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Knowing results of divorce is important for Massachusetts couples

Making significant, life-changing decisions can be difficult for many people. They may end up staying in a situation longer than they should because they do not want to make the wrong choice. Divorce can be this type of situation for many as it is a decision that can affect a number of lives. They may feel as if they should sacrifice their happiness for the good of others and stay with their spouse. The decision to separate can be difficult, and there is much that needs to be understood.

Many Massachusetts residents have undoubtedly struggled with the decision whether to file for divorce. They must accept issues such as how their relationship with their children will be affected if they do file for divorce. Custody battles can be emotionally taxing for everyone involved, and even if the situation proceeds amiably, parents must realize that children will then have to divide their time between different households. This division means that one or both parents may not see their children every day as they used to.

While not seeing their children every day could seem like a negative aspect of divorce, many people have found that they are much happier once the proceedings are over. They feel free from the stress and other struggles associated with an unhappy marriage. The situation could even be a good learning experience for their next marriage and what steps they should take before getting married to ensure better relationship.

Divorce does not have to be the distressing and hate-filled process that many depict it to be. Having as much knowledge about the process as possible can help deflect some of the stress and worry of not knowing what to expect. Information on divorce varies from location to location, so it could be important to understand divorce laws in Massachusetts in order to feel more at ease with the proceedings.

Source: Huffington Post, "Divorce: Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Carla Schiff Donnelly, July 24, 2013

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