Entries by Marilynne Ryan

How Do I Find a Lawyer?

It’s important to find a lawyer that’s right for you. Although there are still some “general practice” attorneys, most attorneys and firms concentrate their practices in one or more fields of law.  Not every lawyer is proficient in every area of law.  Much like the medical profession, you probably wouldn’t see a podiatrist for a […]

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When it comes to children; unmarried parents have rights and obligations too

When it comes to children; unmarried parents have rights and obligations, too. Massachusetts Courts have taken pains to see that children of unwed parents and married parents, at least theoretically, are treated alike; and that children of unwed parents should be entitled to the same rights and protections as children of married parents. Here are […]

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You can start over without harming your children in the process

Dealing with divorce and protecting your children at the same time It is not uncommon for a divorced or divorcing individual at some point in his or her life, either during or after divorce, to try and “erase” the past and start again; to pretend that the past hasn’t happened and try to chart out […]

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Looking Forward: A Helpful Guide to Envisioning your Life After the Divorce

How will I see my divorce in 20 years?  What will I wish I had done differently, and what will I be glad I did?  How will it feel? Here are some things you can look forward to, many years after your divorce; This information stemming from my many years advising and guiding clients through […]