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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March 2014 Archives

Stock options could play role in Massachusetts property division

When a Massachusetts couple begins the divorce process, they may wish to meet any issues head on. Planning and being prepared for what they may face during certain proceedings could help lessen the likelihood of arguments and stressful situations. Assessing assets that could be subjected to property division during divorce can be one step that individuals take to better understand who may be entitled to what after a divorce.

Positive child custody actions can help Massachusetts kids

After a divorce, Massachusetts children can often feel at a loss of how to now interact with their parents on separate levels. Child custody proceedings can take their toll, and if parents do not assist children as they attempt to deal with the transitions, the situation can become even more stressful. Therefore, it is important for parents, especially those who may be considered noncustodial, to continue to express positive feelings toward their children.

Massachusetts residents may be surprised at divorce trends

Though many Massachusetts residents like to approach situations based on their own experiences, others may like to consult statistics and other research before making a decision. In some cases, marriage and divorce statistics can sometimes play a role in whether an individual wants to go through with a wedding. As the accepted knowledge on divorce rates might not be entirely true, more parties might want to begin their research.

Older Massachusetts couples could face divorce

Many Massachusetts residents may believe that it is younger couples who are more at risk of facing divorce. However, it should be known that even couples who have been married for decades can feel that divorce would better suit their situation. As a result, an increased number of older couples are looking into separation than records have indicated in the past.

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