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Have you considered hiring a divorce coach?

Couples in the midst of a divorce likely have a list of people to contact and accounts to manage, among many other things. Most couples will plan to contact an attorney to help them through the divorce process and some spouses may also choose to see a therapist during this time of change. It may be helpful to add one more professional to this list of people who can be valuable resources during a difficult divorce.

US Supreme Court could hear same-sex marriage cases this year

Same-sex marriage has received a great deal of attention in Massachusetts in recent years. Several court cases regarding details of laws impacting same-sex couples could be presented to the Supreme Court as early as this year. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently said she thinks it is likely the issue will be before the court soon.

Father hopes to resolve international custody dispute soon

Many Massachusetts residents likely understand first-hand just how frustrating child custody arrangements can be. Each parent likely wants to spend time with their child and if the parents do not live near each other this can be quite difficult. One father understands quite well what it is like to not get to see his one's child for a significant period of time due to a custody issue.

Massachusetts alimony app for iPhone could save you time

We live in a time when a person can check sports scores, trade stocks and have a face to face conversation on a phone. Every week new inventions cut the amount of time it takes to complete tasks. Some things like paying taxes and working out legal issues are still quite complicated, though.

What will happen to your insurance policies after divorce?

When couples divorce, they face the task of dividing many things. Property, assets, and mutual bank accounts must all be split apart. Deciding who gets the antique desk may be hard, but it is fairly simple to resolve. Once the couple determines who gets to keep the desk, the only thing left to do is load it onto a moving truck. Other things can be much more challenging to separate when a couple divorces, though.

Postnuptial agreements may simplify divorce process

After a couple gets married, they will likely work out a way to combine their budgets, bank accounts, debts and personal belongings. Some couples may realize after tying the knot that protecting the assets they entered the marriage with would be a smart idea. Postnuptial agreements can be valuable way for these couples to ensure they are guaranteed ownership of certain items regardless of the marriage's future.

Young Americans are optimistic about marriage: Should they be?

Every year, thousands of Americans prepare in excitement for the day they will commit to spending the rest of their lives with their partner. Many of these people are young, and according to a recent study, very optimistic about marriage. This recent study reports that 86 percent of 18 to 29 year olds polled expect their marriages to last forever. The survey's author explains that the remaining 16 percent polled likely do not plan to marry.

Same-sex divorces can become complicated

In many parts of the country same-sex couples are unable to legally marry. However, after a couple does find a place to get married if they later decide to get divorced, the process can be just as challenging. A recent case in Ohio points out that differences between judges can influence whether or not a couple can untie the knot.

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