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Massachusetts Custody and Divorce in the Era of COVID-19

Massachusetts Custody in the Era of COVID-19

NOTE: This is a rapidly developing situation.  This post is being published with the most accurate information as of 12:19 PM on March 18, 2020.  Please check back frequently, as we will update our blog with the most current information as it becomes available to us. As the world adjusts to life in the era of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, family…

The Pros and Cons of Bird Nesting Divorce Plans

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Divorce has become more common over the years, and there’s a lot more research on how it impacts the children. A contentious divorce is traumatic for young children and teens. Many parents are becoming more mindful of how they handle the divorce process as a result, which is why some parents are choosing “bird nesting” over a sudden and full separation.  Birds…

Should I Block my Spouse on Social Media During a Divorce?

Block my Spouse on Social Media

To preserve your privacy during a divorce, you may choose to unfriend, disconnect from, or block your spouse on social media. More importantly, you should tighten your privacy settings and not post anything on social media your spouse could use against you during the proceedings.  If you are going through a divorce or are preparing to file, talk with a Boston family…

Massachusetts Co-Parenting Guide

Massachusetts Co-Parenting Guide

After going through a separation or divorce, being a co-parent is especially challenging. If you had a high-conflict breakup, you can feel so frustrated, angry, and betrayed that you want as little contact with your ex as possible. Even if the relationship ended on relatively amicable terms, you’re facing a new parenting situation that includes visitation schedules, pick-ups and drop-offs, and some…

How to Negotiate a Divorce Settlement With a Narcissist

How To Negotiate A Divorce With A Narcissist

Negotiating a divorce settlement is often challenging. Lots of practical details and emotions can get in the way of resolving the big issues, like dividing property, alimony, child custody, and child support. The negotiation process becomes even more difficult when your soon-to-be ex-spouse is a narcissist. Narcissists typically demand attention and are often aggressive toward others. The need to domineer and be…

7 Tips for Going Through Divorce Mediation in Boston

7 Tips for Going Through Divorce Mediation in Boston

When going through a divorce in Boston, you and your spouse may request to go through mediation. When divorcing spouses make decisions through mediation, it conserves court resources. However, mediation is not necessarily an easier process than letting a judge make major decisions, including what constitutes the marital and separate property, the division of assets and debts, alimony, child custody, and child…

Every State’s Most Googled Divorce Searches

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Whether they’re considering the idea, have concluded that they want one, or been served with an unexpected petition, people across the U.S. have been turning to Google for information about divorce. What’s especially interesting is that the divorce topics being Googled vary in popularity from one state to the next. For example, in Arkansas, ‘free divorce’ was the top search term while…

Divorcing Someone with a Mental Illness

Divorcing Someone with Mental Illness

Going through a divorce is a difficult process, yet it can become even more complicated if your spouse suffers from an undiagnosed or severe mental illness that impacts their reasoning, temperament, or capabilities. If you believe your husband or wife’s condition may affect the divorce proceedings, you should contact Boston divorce lawyer to guide you through the process and protect your rights….

Why You Want Your Mediator to be a Litigator and Your Divorce Attorney to Be a Mediator

The traditional idea of divorce is a court battle where husband battles wife, Smith vs. Smith. They’ll fight over the house, bank accounts, retirement accounts, custody of the kids, child support, and alimony. This will go on and on until someone gives in, goes bankrupt, or loses in an ultimate trial. Nowadays, there are better ways. A whole slew of options has…

Can a Tinder Profile be Used as Evidence in a Divorce?

Can a Tinder Profile be Used as Evidence in a Divorce?

If you are in the midst of or preparing for a contentious divorce, it is prudent to speak with your divorce attorney about the types of evidence that can be admitted during the proceedings. When most people think of evidence, they think of a gun being presented to a jury during a criminal trial. But this is just the kind of thing…