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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February 2015 Archives

Manner of asset enhancement fueling billionaire's alimony payment

Massachusetts residents may be aware of the many financial issues surrounding a divorce. Stakes are even higher in high-asset divorce cases. Many Massachusetts residents surely have read or heard about the on-going tussle between billionaire Harold Hamm and his former spouse. Billions of dollars are at stake in this prominent divorce case. Readers may be aware that Hamm has already paid $1 billion in alimony to his former wife. However, now both spouses have made appeals for revision of the alimony order.

What are the court-ordered duties of a guardian in Massachusetts?

If a Massachusetts parent is unable to look after a child, the court can order a guardian to assume that duty. The guardian is expected to take over the parental responsibility of caring for that child. So, what are the circumstances under which the court will appoint a guardian? The court can appoint a guardian if one of three circumstances is present.

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Divorce typically raises a lot of negative emotions, such as anger, pain and despair, and these negative emotions are compounded when children are involved. Divorce, then, becomes an even more difficult decision to make. This is true everywhere in the United States, including here in Massachusetts.

The duties and responsibilities of a guardian in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, as with many other states in the U.S., a parent is sometimes unable to take care of a child. In such cases, a Massachusetts court may give legal custody of the child to a third party, who then assumes guardianship of the child. This guardian is supposed to provide a stable and safe home environment to the child.

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