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Category: Child Custody

When you think of custody battles between divorcing spouses, you might assume their fight is over the children. However, in some  situations, the disagreement between two separating people is not about a human child, but instead a fur baby. That’s right, their pets. Just as parents fight for time with their children, pet parents demand […]

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Dear Jon Snow: No judgment here. There are plenty of “Snow” children in our current age. (For those of you who don’t watch “Game of Thrones”, characters born out of wedlock in the show have the surname “Snow” instead of a parent’s last name. Also, check out HBO and thank me later). Parenthood always comes […]

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Family Status A grandparent’s rights to visit their grandchild are limited in Massachusetts.  If the parents of a minor child are married and living together, the grandparents do not have any rights to visitation. Grandparents do have the right to seek reasonable visitation “upon a written finding that such rights would be in the best […]

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Hiring a lawyer that meets the standards to represent you in a limited fashion through the LAR program may be your best choice. Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) is also referred to unbundled legal services.  Under the LAR model, a lawyer assists the client with specific parts of the case, without providing the traditional full representation.  […]

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Parenting Through Divorce I came across a nice story in the Medfield Press written by Heather Gillis Harris.  Take just a minute to read the story before continuing. Heather writes about observing a father helping his young daughter with her baseball skills while she waited at a field for another assignment. Heather notes how a […]

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Why do some divorcing parents handle the issues surrounding parenting in a respectful and thoughtful manner, while others adopt mean-spirited and inflexible positions?   As a Norfolk County Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator, I have seen both extremes, but there is no simple answer to the question. High conflict over parenting during and after divorce is […]

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