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Tips on Helping Children Cope with Divorce
Divorce touches the lives of many children. Its impact can stir up feelings of sadness, insecurity, and loneliness for kids. As a parent, you can help your child cope with your divorce and come out of the experience stronger and more resilient. Below are some tips to help you address problems as they arise. ... Read more

How Should I Tell the Children About the Divorce?
Once you and your spouse have decided it’s time to end your marriage, you’ll need to figure out how to break the news to your kids. While honesty is always the best policy, you’ll want to ensure that you bring up the divorce at the right time and place. By following a few basics steps when you decide to discuss divorce with your kids, you can avoid unnecessary family strife. Ultimately, your goal is for both you and your kids to have a happy life after divorce. ... Read more

How Does Divorce Affect the Children Emotionally?
Divorce is never easy, but it can be far more emotionally taxing if children are involved. It’s inevitable that your children will be impacted by your divorce. However, in situations where there’s abuse or extreme marital strife, a divorce may actually provide emotional relief to children. Whatever your situation, if you understand the emotional implications of a split, you’ll be better able to brace your children for the impact and ultimately help them heal. ... Read more

How Does Divorce Affect Adult Children Emotionally?
Some unhappily married couples may decide to stick it out for the kids. What this means is that a couple may postpone divorce until their children reach adulthood. Parents do this in an effort to lessen the sting and effect of divorce. However, when parents divorce, it affects kids at any age. Learn more about how divorce can affect your children even after they’ve moved out and grown up. ... Read more

How Can I Help My Children With Custody Transitions?
Parents can help their children with the difficult transitions. ... Read more

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Yes.  Have sole care an control of your son for at least 6 months gives you standing to file a suit for modification and obtain temporary orders making you the "primary" parent.

No you do not need to start over. You will need to file a request for order and modify the child custody and visitation orders. 

I am sorry to hear about your situation, It is difficult to deal with drinking, and raising children including an autistic child. In my opinion, you should face your problems now, make a plan as to yo ...Read more

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Does Massachusetts Law Empower Criminal Rapists to Seek Parental Rights?

In 2014, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law that appeared to offer protection for mothers victimized by sexual assault, but it became widely criticized as inviting additional tra ... Read more

51A DCF Investigations in Massachusetts: First Steps in an Important Proces

For many families in Massachusetts, a call from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) informing them that they are being investigated for abuse and neglect can be a horrifying and overwhelming ... Read more

What Can YOU Do To Make The Holidays Easier During Divorce?

Christmas is a time where families come together, so it probably isn’t surprising that those who are getting a divorce feel torn over how to feel this Christmas season. The holidays can be more ... Read more


When a parent divorces and does not jump into another relationship right away, they must face the difficult task of being a single parent. In years past, courts typically embraced traditional gender r ... Read more

Reducing Holiday Stress Starts With Good Planning

The holidays are approaching, and it can be a difficult time for those going through a divorce or who have already divorced. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your holidays happy. ... Read more

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