Claudette-Jean Girard, Attorney at Law
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Family Law Attorney

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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January 2015 Archives

The right information can help child support recipients

Child custody and child support are often the most contentious issues for divorcing spouses. Child support is often an ongoing dispute that continues until the children become adults. For unwed parents, child support can be an even thornier because support orders for a mother or father who is not married to the custodial parent can be tough to enforce. Massachusetts, however, has stringent laws against delinquent biological parents who fail to pay their support.

Divorce filings surge in January after the holidays

Most residents of Springfield, Massachusetts, love to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with their families, enjoying the festive atmosphere and making happy memories. This festive feeling often ends when, according to reports, many couples file for divorce just after New Year celebrations. A surge in the filing of divorce cases on the first Monday after New Year's Day has been reported, with this trend continuing for the rest of the month.

Enforce or modify child support in Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield, Massachusetts, parents know the many expenses incurred when raising a child. Education, healthcare and everyday expenses are just a few of these expenses which often require a fair amount of money and both parents are responsible for ensuring that their child has a stable and comfortable life. This responsibility is somewhat altered for parents who are separated. Those children often rely on court-ordered child support from the non-custodial parent.

How to file a no-fault divorce in Massachusetts?

Being the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriages, family law in Massachusetts is among the most progressive in the nation. However, statistics state that as many as nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. The dissolution of a marriage can be an emotionally taxing affair and a stressful time for all parties involved.

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