Parental alienation is a serious issue arising more and more in contentious divorces that can have profound effects on your child’s wellbeing. Though it is not yet officially accepted by the courts as a syndrome, we deeply understand its severity and long-term impact on families.Read More
Has your child become more distant in your absence during your divorce? If you’ve previously had a close relationship, then you might be the target of parental alienation.
Many of our clients aren’t familiar with the concept and how it differs from estrangement– but there is a major difference.Read More
I recently handled a troubling case for a client, a middle-aged man who revealed he was gay and decided to leave his wife for his boyfriend, a man in his mid-20s.
The husband is a responsible, caring dad, but his ex-wife, angry and hurt by his revelation, sought to exploit the situation and use his homosexuality as a weapon in a bitter custody battle. She sought to argue that he should not be able to have contact with their children.Read More
Under the historic Hague Convention treaty, member nations are obligated to honor child custody orders from other countries that are part of the agreement. But what happens when one nation refuses to honor or enforce these orders?
We recently discovered through a highly contentious divorce case we are working on that it’s something that’s happening more frequently, especially in Japan, which was part of the treaty.Read More
Last week, the Massachusetts Appeals Court set a precedent for child custody issues for same-sex couples in the state. The court rules that although some statutes include gender specific language, the laws can still be applied to same-sex couples.Read More
Almost all divorcing parents in Massachusetts would agree that they want the best for their children. Even though their intentions might be good, children of divorce can also be subjected to a crossfire of negative emotions and a bitter child custody dispute.Read More