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Reasons Why You Should Mediate Family Law Disputes

Mediation is a conversation between two or more people that disagree, led by a trained, neutral mediator who is committed to helping you resolve your family disputes peacefully and privately. ...
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Defining best interest in child custody, not always and easy call

The foundational tenet that is supposed to be used in Massachusetts when deciding who gets custody of a child is to answer the question, what is in the best interest of the child? But how best ...
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Custody battle over embryos seen as Supreme Court bound

Advances in fertility treatment have opened up a wide array of questions in the area of family law that have never had to be dealt with before. Decisions by courts in Massachusetts and other states ...
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Lance Armstrong and some lessons about divorce

It’s hard to find someone sympathetic to disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong these days, but he has a champion in Huffington Post divorce blogger Barbara Goldberg. She’s not defending his ...
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Extreme lawbreaking requires an extreme sentence

Long-time deadbeat dads aren’t moved by much; not by threats of jail, not by being dragged into court over and over, and not by the suffering of the children they helped bring into the world. A ...
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Divorce Detox chases away the poisonous past

Yoga has its cleansing breaths. Religion has ritual washings. Divorce now has its own mental and emotional purification process, to remove the relationship’s poisonous vestiges and purge the ...
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Massachusetts company will ease tax burden on gay couples

Same-sex married couples face many challenges, not the least of which involves finances. Massachusetts allows gay marriage but the federal government does not, so the income tax advantages available ...
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Divorce case for "The Pregnant Man" a major legal headache

Almost everyone who watches daytime TV has seen or heard of Thomas Beatie, the so-called “Pregnant Man.” Beatie’s marriage is dissolving, and he and his spouse are working on the ...
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Father demands visits with dying child despite medical risk

The divorced father of a dying 12 year-old boy in Minnesota wants his son to continue his bi-monthly visitation despite the possibility the trip could kill him. The boy has a rare, inherited, ...
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