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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July 2016 Archives

Massachusetts child custody factors

There are infinite number of ways that a child's parents can affect their children's lives for the better. During a change in marital status, or when seeking a change in an existing custody order, a child's world can be greatly impacted by their parents' decisions. Above all else, parents need to consider children's best interests above any other factor.

What is different when seeking special needs guardianship?

All children are special. Some even more-so than others, in that they were born or developed certain mental or physical differences that may leave them needing extra care and attention to ensure their well-being. These children are what are considered children with special needs. If seeking guardianship of a child that fits this description in Massachusetts, there are a few things one must understand about the process that is specific to special needs children.

The future of special-needs children requires divorce planning

If one has a family member with special needs, there are sometimes extra steps that need to be taken to ensure their well-being. They may have physical or mental disabilities that make their needs different from others. If there is a child in the family and a parent is thinking about filing for divorce, usually, there are questions related to the special child's situation during this time of change. Emotional well-being is important, but so is the fact that the special needs child is financially sound after a change in living situation, like a divorce would cause.

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