Category: Separation

Child support questions

8 child support questions and the answers you need

March 9, 2021

There are so many questions to consider when it comes to child support. Attorney Kara Carey lays out some of the most frequently asked questions, so you don’t have to go searching the web. From […]

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Nondisparagement: Can the court intervene?

May 9, 2020

Oftentimes in contentious custody matters, language is sought that neither parent disparage the other to a child or in the presence of a child. A recent Supreme Judicial Court case, Shak v. Shak, decided that, […]

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The single most important document you’ll sign during a divorce

April 26, 2020

The Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts mandates all parties to file a Financial Statement prior to obtaining a divorce. The Financial Statement requires each party to list all their income, expenses, assets and liabilities.  Whether […]

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You are now free to move about the country – but your children are not

April 19, 2020

Remember before you had children when you were free to move and live wherever you chose? Once you have children, that decision may not be as simple, especially following a divorce or separation from your […]

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10 words of wisdom to remember during your divorce or separation

September 29, 2019

The process will be turbulent—an emotional roller coaster Good parenting will require the best you’ve got There are expenses attendant to separation or divorce—separating households, legal fees, mediation fees, expenses of re-starting You will probably […]

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Those annoying messages may not be enough to warrant a Harassment Prevention Order

June 16, 2019

Substantial harassment from an ex may not be enough to warrant you a restraining order, according to a recently published appeals court opinion: In this particular case, a female made numerous requests for her ex […]

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Making personal decisions about divorce: Patience is the name of the game

June 1, 2019

The decision to divorce is a very personal decision, and one that often takes months or years to arrive at. If the decision is a unilateral one, it will also take some time for the […]

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Attitude is everything: A guide to positive and productive co-parenting

March 3, 2019

Divorce and other breakups are tough, especially when there are children involved.  For children, there is grief, fear, loss, sadness and confusion.  Want to do right by your children and make the best of a […]

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Divorce Ever After: Legal things to keep in mind long after your divorce

December 23, 2018

A divorce can feel like a liberating experience once legal proceedings are finalized. Many people leave our office for the last time with the feeling that the past is behind them, and nothing but opportunities […]

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A “friend”-ly reminder: Social media dangers during divorce

August 18, 2018

If you are going through a divorce or preparing to file, the best thing you can do is to limit or stop yourself from posting on social media, especially photographs. This is increasingly important as […]

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