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 2018 Archives

What is a guardian ad litem?

Since this Springfield, Massachusetts, blog has discussed guardianships and how they can help families protect their beloved children in difficult circumstances, we felt like it was important to make a distinction between a guardian ad litem and a straight-up guardian, as both terms may come up in Massachusetts child custody cases.

What counts as "income" for child support purposes?

A previous post on this blog talked about how, in Massachusetts, each parent's income plays an important role, perhaps the most important role, in a judge's decision about how much child support the parent who is not going to live in the home with the child will pay.

A temporary guardianship solution may be best for child

Not everyone has an ideal family unit and living situation. Sometimes family strife or other issues can cause a child's home life to be less than ideal. If a child is living in a poor or toxic home environment with their parent or other legal guardian, it may be time for a change. A new guardianship arrangement can be made to benefit the best interests of the child.

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