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 2016 Archives

The forms needed for Massachusetts no-fault divorce

Massachusetts residents going through divorce likely have a lot on their minds. There are many components to every divorce and not all of them are easy to comprehend. For many, it can help to break down each of these components and attempt to understand the basic underpinnings of each. Attorneys may be available to assist with the process. For some, too, it can help to think about the very first steps that spouses must take in order to initiate divorce.

Unpaid child support a major problem in Massachusetts

If there is a child support agreement between Massachusetts parents who are no longer together as a couple, it is important that it is adhered to. If there is a change in circumstances and accompanying problems with the supporting parent making the required payments, rather than simply not make them, it is important to try and find a way to deal with the situation. Unfortunately, the reality is that many parents supposed to be paying support throughout the area are not doing so.

Guardianship of a minor is a special role in Massachusetts

In some families, the parents of a minor child may not be equipped to continue to care for the child due to some challenge, be it legal, health related, or at worst, abuse related. In these difficult situations, a family member or close friend may need to step in and apply for guardianship.

Difference between fault and no fault divorce in Massachusetts

Massachusetts residents going through divorce likely have a lot to think about. Divorce can involve many components, including child support, child custody, alimony and property division. All of these components can involve many legal complexities. Because divorce can be such a lengthy and sometimes challenging process, it can be helpful to have an understanding of some of the legal nuances involved. Of course, attorneys may be able to help explain these nuances in greater detail.

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