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 2017 Archives

Insurance and a Massachusetts divorce: what to look out for

Making a big life change, like getting married, or divorced, is accompanied by a number of smaller changes that a person needs to make in order to complete the transition. One of the changes a person must address when approaching, or going through a divorce, is how insurance will be handled. When married, families often have a single policy that supports both spouses and children, if the couple has any.

Can a guardian for a special needs child be appointed by parent?

When it comes to your children, there is nothing you wouldn't do for them. Sometimes circumstances can render a parent unable to care for their child. Whether this is due to an inability to care for them due to health, or other personal issues, it is important to ensure your child is cared for. It is possible to plan for this scenario by appointing a guardian to take over for duties that a parent would typically endure.

Projected cost of rearing a child born in 2015 and child support

Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have. While parenting is a special time in any adult's life, it is also very expensive. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its findings on what it would cost to raise a child born in 2015 based on a variety of factors that affect middle-class families. The numbers may affect what parents in Springfield are asking or requested of in child support, in order to cover the expenses of child-rearing.

Keep your finances favorable during and after a MA divorce

Are you and your spouse thinking about a divorce? You aren't alone. Instances of divorce tend to be higher in the new year as many people make, or plan to make, big decisions that tend to be life-altering. A main concern that many people in Massachusetts may have when divorcing, and rightly so, is how a split will affect their finances.

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