The upcoming movie “Daddy’s Home” starring Will Ferrell, Linda Cardellini, and Mark Wahlberg, presents an over-the-top depiction of a very real family issue. In the movie, Will Ferrell plays a mild mannered stepfather who is forced to compete with the children’s biological father, Mark Wahlberg,…

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The Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines effective January 1, 2009 have supporters and opponents. Payor’s argue that after payment of child support there is not enough money left for his or her own needs and the payees argue that they need additional money to support the…

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Parental Alienation is defined as one parent turning a child against the other parent. The issue comes up frequently in divorces and can destroy a parent’s relationship with the children. Mental health professionals have begun to thoroughly examine the concept of parental alienation.  Some believe…

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