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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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.

Meeting with a divorce lawyer does not automatically mean that a person has decided to get a divorce. It could mean lots of things. It could mean that an individual is getting more information about the property division or child custody process. It could be to understand fully what it would take from a person to go through the process of divorce.

For some, children aren't involved, which can make the process a bit simpler, as there is no need to determine child custody details or child support amounts in these cases. However, that doesn't mean that a divorce with no children involved is simple. Oftentimes there are issues between a couple that can be tricky to resolve. Meeting with a divorce lawyer can help you get more clarity on these issues to determine if divorce is, in fact, right for you.

Some divorces are accompanied by lots of emotional stress both proceeding the process and during the process. If you anticipate that your divorce could be characterized by emotional stress, it's best to prepare for this in ways that you know alleviate stress. One way to minimize the impact, though, is to enter the marriage dissolution process armed with information and confidence. This is where a divorce attorney can prove most beneficial.

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