Representative John W. Scibak of South Hadley, Massachusetts filed Bill No. 2684 relative to supporting children and parental custody; Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. The purpose of the bill is to change the language of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208 Section 31 to create…

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Remember the last time you met someone and you had to do a double take because you were not sure what the person said there name was? This happens to almost every person I introduce myself to. Fortunately for me people think I said my…

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Divorce influences not only the divorcees, but their children. Not only are children expected to understand why their parents are splitting up, but they often feel pressured to choose a side. During this period of instability children may slip into depression and parents, consumed by…

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According to a study, separated spouses are more likely to get divorced than get back together. http://usat.ly/18B3evh. When I read the article’s title, “Splitting? 79% of marital separations end in divorce”, I thought to myself that this is a very obvious statistic. I then went…

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Spanking in Massachusetts is not illegal, but is highly controversial. It is a topic that cohabiting parents do not like to talk publicly about and can lead separated parents filing reports with the Department of Children and Family Services. Each Massachusetts Probate and Family Court…

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