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May 2016 Archives

Dealing with common fears in custody battles

The anger and sense of betrayal that comes out in custody battles is something that most people don't anticipate. These feelings are likely based on the fear that a parent will be deprived of the right to make important decisions about the child's life, or the possibility that they will be punished by the other parent by being cut out of the child's life. 

What is the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Law?

Many businesses and individuals are not aware of the responsibilities and rights of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Law. In fact, this law is often misunderstood or ignored by Massachusetts residents. When it was written, the law didn't give any business or person the right to sue. The only person who could do so was the Attorney General. That has since been changes and now businesses and individuals can enforce their rights under the law.

4 kinds of people to steer clear of following a divorce

When you're going through a divorce, it's easy to find people who've already been down that road. While it may feel good to commiserate about your no-good exes, at some point you have to start seeing the positive in your new life and stop dwelling on the past. The people with whom you surround yourself can have a big impact on your own attitude.

Divorce and Facebook are not a good combination

You've likely heard that you should stay off of Facebook and other social media sites during your divorce. You might be tempted to share photos from that terrific weekend you spent with your girlfriends on Cape Cod, but there are ways that your soon-to-be ex could use them against you. It's just better to lay low on social media until your divorce is final.

When your divorce arrangement stops working, pt. 1

Anyone who has gotten a divorce should understand this little fact: things change. People change. A couple's relationship changes. A married couple can change into a divorced couple. And just as a couple's satisfaction within a marriage often changes, so can their satisfaction with their divorce settlement. 

Do only men support alimony reform?

There has been something of a movement in Massachusetts over the years to reform alimony laws. Though alimony technically can be paid by either higher-earning spouse, regardless of gender, the cliche is that men most often have to pay and women most often receive it. As such, when people talk about reforming the laws, it's easy to assume that men would be pushing for reform so that they didn't have to pay as much, while women would be against it. But is this realistically true?

Store closures part of Aeropostale's Chapter 11 bankrutpcy

A recent court filing by Aeropostale reveals the company's plans to completely exit certain sales markets, including Hawaii, Alaska and Canada. In total, the company will shutter 113 stores in the U.S. and 41 in Canada. One of the stores that will be closed is located here in Worcester.

When can you sue your homeowners' association?

For many Massachusetts residents who live in condos, townhouses and certain communities, homeowners' associations can sometimes feel like the bane of our existence. They can tell us how high we can grow our trees, what color blinds we can hang, how many pets we can have and much more.

Divorce doesn't mean death

Because of the difficult time many people have during and after divorce, they may feel as though they simply cannot go on. Some equate divorce with death, but it doesn't have to be like that. You don't have to feel as though you have already been defeated before you have even began to move toward your new life.

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