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 2019 Archives

Minimize the emotional toll of divorce on special needs children

For families with special needs children, life looks a little different from the average family. This doesn't mean you love your children any less, it just means that your responsibilities and center of focus can be different from parents who do not have special needs children. Divorce, though, can give rise to certain considerations when these parents decide to divorce.. This is why it is often wise to work with a qualified legal professional when dealing with marriage dissolution.

It's okay to meet with a lawyer pre-divorce

When you are considering the decision to divorce or to stay with your spouse, there can be so many thoughts, reasons, and ideas that float through your head. No relationship is perfect, but that doesn't mean that a terrible marriage is worth staying in. It's wise to get your facts straight about the process and about your goals for any moves you may or may not make. That's why it can be a good idea to meet or speak with a divorce lawyer.

The right approach to guardianship issues in Massachusetts

Any parent could tell our readers just how tough it can be sometimes to raise a child. However, sometimes it is the parent who is going through tough times and, as a result, the child is the one who needs help. In some cases, that means that a guardian must be appointed to care for the child, even if it is on a temporary basis. In these situations, all parties involved will need to make sure that they are taking the right approach to attain what is best for the child.

Weighing the pros and cons of divorce

The decision to get a divorce is a significant one. Many people in Massachusetts who are contemplating getting a divorce agonize about the decision for months, if not years. Sometimes they are certain that a divorce is the right decision, while at other times they may catch a glimpse of what their spouse was like at better times in the relationship and think twice. For anyone who is thinking about divorce, it is probably helpful to understand some of the pros and cons of the legal process.

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