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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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April 2014 Archives

Divorce could affect finances of Massachusetts couples

When a Massachusetts couple separates, each individual must face significant changes in their life. Divorce can cause parties to relocate, deal with custody issues and even determine whether they will be able to afford their lifestyle on one income. As a result, looking into the future financially could be an important step to remaining stable after divorce.

Divorce may not be necessary for some Massachusetts couples

Making the decision to end a marriage can be a significant step that should be well thought out. Divorce should not necessarily be seen as the easy way out of what appears to be a difficult situation. There are many aspects to consider before making the decision to move forward with divorce in Massachusetts. These aspects can range from identifying the true issues to determining whether the relationship could be salvageable.

Co-parenting may not be the answer in many child custody cases

For some Massachusetts couples, the decision to divorce may have been an easy one due to the relationship being nonviable. However, there are other factors that play into the divorce process, such as child custody, that may not be so easy. As a result, parents who may have had an easy time in deciding to divorce may face more difficult decisions when it comes to their children.

Child support could differ in cases with special-needs children

There are several months out of the year that are dedicated to bringing awareness to certain causes. The month of April is National Autism Awareness Month, and with this month comes an array of information on many different subjects concerning autism and those who have been diagnosed with the disorder. As a recent report found, Massachusetts parents of children with autism are no more likely to divorce than those without special-needs children, but like all parents, those with autistic children could face the possibility of seeking divorce and handling child support issues.

Finances may concern Massachusetts residents during divorce

When going through a divorce, one of the main areas of concern is finances. Money issues can range from how an individual is going to be immediately affected to how their finances will look in the future. Luckily, there are steps that Massachusetts residents who are going through divorce can take to better secure their financial future.

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