Divorce and Children

Cryptocurrency and Divorce

by Attorney Talia Simonds In Massachusetts, the Probate and Family Court requires spouses to make a full financial disclosure in a divorce in order for the divorce to be granted.  That is accomplished through exchanging Rule 401 Financial Statements, exchanging Rule 410 financial disclosure, and conducting discovery through  interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and…

What Are the Differences Between an ARC Attorney, Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator?

In high conflict custody cases in Massachusetts, there are many experts that can become involved in your case to help with the conflict and pending issues.  The most common experts are Guardians ad Litem, Parenting Coordinators, and ARC Attorneys.  However, many parents often confuse these roles.  This article will explain what each role is and…

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

The Trial Court of Massachusetts issued new Child Support Guidelines, which took effect last week on September 15th.  There are many changes to the new Guidelines, but also a lot of things stayed the same.  This article will explain the changes to the new Guidelines, but what also stayed the same compared to the 2013…

The Benefits of Engaging a Parenting Coordinator

A 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…