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Same-sex couple faces divorce issue out of state


When a same sex couple is considering a divorce, it has become increasingly easier to do so in states like Massachusetts where same sex marriage has been legalized. In fact, same sex divorces in Massachusetts are in many ways very similar to those of other marriages. While same sex couples may still face additional complications over issues such as child custody, asset division and tax issues, the practice has become more commonplace.

Dividing retirement funds during a divorce


Divorces are difficult enough, without needing to take into consideration the division of marital property. However, the process of property division is oftentimes an area where divorce disputes are prone to arise, so it can be helpful to be aware of common issues and resolutions which may help avoid additional complications. In particular, how to divide complex assets like retirement funds can prove to be challenging to many couples, but there are several common considerations, which can make this process easier.

Legal issues often persist after divorce


Divorce is oftentimes an emotionally stressful time, so it's no surprise that many people going through one would like to have all of the issues resolved when the divorce is finalized. However, despite many people's best efforts, there are some issues which may not be resolved with the finalization of a divorce, such as alimony agreements and child custody issues. Oftentimes these situations will persist long after a divorce is completed, so it can be important for both parties involved to develop a strategy for handling these issues if they arise.

Cost of fertility procedure claimed in alimony case


When discussing the issue of alimony in Massachusetts, there are several considerations which typically arise. Common factors such as the income and living expenses of the divorcing parties are often the basis of many alimony determinations. However, one recent alimony case is bringing up a rather unusual issue: fertility.

Looking ahead towards retirement after a divorce


Couples going through a divorce in Massachusetts have many tough decisions to make. In addition to child custody and support concerns, couples are left with the task of dividing the marital property between them. When this happens, couples should not only consider their immediate needs but also their long-term financial goals, such as retirement.

How staying positive after a divorce can help children


Divorce can be seen as a fresh start for couples in Massachusetts whose marriages have come to an end. However, if the divorce was especially emotional or bitter, it can take a long time for those negative feelings to go away. Nevertheless, it is often for the best for each spouse to put the past behind them and work towards living a positive life, particularly if there are children involved.

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