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Former Massachusetts senator survives gay divorce

For former Massachusetts state Senator Jarrett Barrios, things have come full circle. During his tenure as a civil servant in Massachusetts, the senator worked tirelessly to secure the rights of gay couples to marry. After Massachusetts became the nation's first state where gay marriage was legal, he wed his husband. Five years later, he opined in a poignant piece in The Boston Globe about the end of his marriage.

Tips for sharing custody after divorce

Massachusetts parents going through divorce can get frustrated and lash out at the other parent during the divorce process and beyond. But the best option for those parents sharing child custody is to develop the skills to get along. Below are some insights on how to do this.

Try a collaborative divorce when settling child custody issues

Massachusetts couples who are ready to split should consider a collaborative divorce that allows attorneys with special training to help their clients negotiate the decisions of the divorce without involving the court system. When child custody issues arise, neutral support professionals can offer guidance and suggestions that can lead to positive outcomes.

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