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Mediating Your Prenuptial Agreement

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The Benefits of Using a Divorce Coach

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Types of Child Custody in Massachusetts

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When Can a Parent Receive a Retroactive Credit on Child Support?

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The New 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines: What’s New? What’s the Same?

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The Benefits of Settling Your Divorce or Family Law Case Outside of Court

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Can Alimony Last Past the Scheduled Termination Date?

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The Benefits of Engaging a Parenting Coordinator

The Benefits of Engaging a Parenting Coordinator the benefits of engaging a parenting coordinator The Benefits of Engaging a Parenting Coordinator AdobeStock 127624200 1024x800 300x234A Parent Coordinator is a Family Law Attorney or mental health professional who works with families relating to child custody and parenting time, whereby the Parent Coordinator assists parents to resolve and reach agreement concerning disagreements about co-parenting, custody, and the parenting schedule. Parent Coordinators are commonly used in child custody and parenting matters in Massachusetts as a way to resolve disputes without going to court. The Parent Coordinator typically acts as a referee to rule on any disputes, or works more like a mediator to help the parents negotiate and resolve any dispute.

Some parents look at Parent Coordinators as someone who is a referee and quasi-judge who decides which parent “wins” or “loses” specific disputes … Read More »



How to Ask Your Fiancé for a Prenuptial Agreement

How to Ask Your Fiancé for a Prenuptial Agreement how to ask your fiance to sign a prenup How to Ask Your Fiancé for a Prenuptial Agreement AdobeStock 31807724 640x386 300x181Congratulations! You’re engaged. You’re on your way to walking down the aisle on the happiest day of your life. There’s a lot to do to plan for the wedding. Find a location, book a caterer, find a dress, pick out a cake, and oh so much more. But there’s one more thing engaged couples should think of, and that is a prenuptial agreement.

Although the idea of asking your fiancé for a prenuptial agreement can feel like it is killing the romance and the flutter of preparing for your wedding day, it is a wise thing to consider, to protect each other for after you say “I do.” With divorce rates hovering around 60%, a prenuptial agreement is a tool to protect yourself in the even that … Read More »



Can I Modify My Separation Agreement?

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Before a spouse can seek a modification in the court, he/she must first ascertain if the provision he/she wants modified can be modified. In Massachusetts, Separation Agreements either “merge” or survive”. When a separation agreement “merges” it means that all provisions in the agreement may be modified through a Complaint for Modification, upon a showing of a material change in circumstances. When a separation agreement “survives” it means it has its own … Read More »



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