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Is the new alimony law in Massachusetts ignored?


Money and finances are an everyday issue. Married couples in Massachusetts understand that money can cause huge disputes during a marriage, and often these issues could cause a divorce. Even if a divorce is initiated to halt the arguments around the couple's finances, these problems could infect the divorce process and beyond. When an ex-spouse seek spousal support, for example, disputes surrounding alimony payments could plague the divorced couple for years to come.

Setbacks and pitfalls for same-sex divorces


Couples in Massachusetts understand that marriage and divorce could easily happen in their relationship. Whether an opposite-sex couple or a same-sex couple, the choice to marry and then part ways are often the same. No matter the reason to call it quits, getting a divorce means making serious and difficult decisions regarding the future.

Wife of Smallville's Superman is requesting alimony in divorce


Although couples decide to get married for various reasons, one common reason is to spend the rest of their life with their partner. On the other hand, even if the couple can get through difficult times with one another, married couples in Massachusetts understand that there comes a time when divorce is the best option for them. The decision to dissolve a marriage is often a very difficult one to make, but the divorce process is often filled with numerous factors to consider and decisions to make. This is especially true in a celebrity or high-asset divorce where there is a laundry list of marital assets and even spousal support to consider.

Singer Usher continues to deal with child custody issues


When parents split or have finalized a divorce, there can still be issues to deal with and consider post-divorce. Parents in Massachusetts need to constantly consider and reconsider what is best for their children. This often means determining child custody and making modifications if disputes arise or substantial changes occur in the lives of the parents or children. No matter the reason for change; the best interest of the children should always be paramount in the changes to child custody arrangements.

The affects divorce has on financial careers


When issues are present in a marriage, couples in Massachusetts need to determine what is best for their future. Even if they decide that a divorce is their best option, the process can be very life altering and cause hardships in their personal and professional life. The emotions and disputes that occur during the dissolution could significantly affect the future of the soon-to-be ex-spouses, especially when it is a high asset divorce.

The benefits of collaborative divorce and family law mediation


The prospect of a divorce conjures images of lengthy court battles and bitter fights for many Massachusetts residents. Although litigation cannot be avoided in every case, family law mediation or collaborative divorce offer realistic alternatives to the traditional path of litigation.

What to expect financially in a Salem divorce


A Salem divorce can be an emotional and stressful experience for all the parties involved. This is especially true in a contested divorce, where disputes over property division, child custody and finances can result in extended litigation. However, there are several things both men and women can do to ease the difficult process that all too often is divorce.

Residency requirements cause problems for same-sex divorce


As is often addressed by commentators dealing with same-sex marriage, many states throughout the country do not recognize same-sex marriages from states that have extended the right to marry to all couples. This can pose particularly difficult issues for same-sex couples seeking to get divorce in states other than the ones which granted them their marriage. However, one case of same sex divorce highlights an issue that couples married in Massachusetts may want to consider.

Jane Lynch may pay spousal support in divorce


With the legalization of same sex marriage as well as the Supreme Court's recent decision on DOMA, many things have changed for same sex couples in Massachusetts. Now that these couples enjoy equal access to marriage, it is not surprising that news of same sex divorces are also already on the rise.

Gray Divorces on the rise


As times change, so do people. Attitudes towards marriage are often affected by changes in culture both in Massachusetts and throughout the country, and a recent divorce statistic is showing how drastically opinions on divorce may have shifted over the years. The growing trends of divorces amongst individuals above the age of 50 has become a more common occurrence, so much so that sociologists have given it the label "gray divorces," and a recent study shows this trend may continue to be on the rise.

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