child custody

Who Gets the Dog in a Divorce

Dog trainer and walker Adina MacRae says that when she got divorced five years ago, “there was never a debate over who was going to get the dog. My dog wouldn’t even leave the property with my ex-partner.” But dog custody for separating couples is not always so clear-cut. “I’ve seen many couples for whom…

Protecting Your Legal Rights When Cohabitating With Your Significant Other

Recent studies show that “shotgun weddings” are becoming less popular as cultural norms become more progressive. Rather than marrying due to a pregnancy, couples are moving in together, not marrying, and raising the child as a family. However, when a couple lives together out of wedlock, they are not afforded the same rights and benefits…

Get Divorced for $995.00

One of the greatest benefits of mediation is the cost. Please read the below column from a mediation client of another firm. Our firm can get you divorced for $995.00. COLUMN-How I got divorced for less than $1,500 in legal fees By Tim McLaughlin Jan 9 (Reuters) – When my wife and I decided to…

How to Calculate Your Child Support

Under Massachusetts law, parents who are divorced or separated must continue to support their children. In Massachusetts, a parent’s child support obligation is calculated based upon the Child Support Guidelines. The Child Support Guidelines are a set of rules that dictate how to calculate a parent’s child support obligation, and what income must be included…