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Divorce in Massachusetts can include alimony and other issues

Former US Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., and his estranged wife have decided to end their marriage. The former representative filed the divorce action last year, but the couple had to complete a required mediation program before moving their divorce forward towards a trial. Among the issues discussed in the mediation, a report that may be of interest to those in Massachusetts, were alimony, property division and child-related matters.

Would mediation help you in your high asset divorce?

Now that your marriage has reached its end, you have much at stake when it comes to dividing your property. You more than likely did not spend your time accumulating your wealth and property just to submit to the orders of a Massachusetts court in a high asset divorce. Fortunately, there is an alternative: mediation.

Massachusetts child support vital to many families

In Massachusetts and elsewhere, a noncustodial parent does not have a court order giving him or her physical or legal custody of a child. This may occur as the result of divorce proceedings, but it can also happen in other circumstances. These include paternity findings and court orders concerning parents who are not married. In most cases, noncustodial parents must pay child support to the parent with whom the child resides.

Massachusetts property division may be helped by prenup

The end of a Massachusetts marriage requires a lot of decisions. These can relate to all parts of the marriage, and often include property division and child custody (for couples who are parents of minor-aged children). In determining whether to award alimony, or spousal maintenance, a court will take into consideration the length of a marriage, the income of the parties and other factors.

3 reasons a prenuptial agreement may be invalid

When you sign a pre- or postnuptial agreement, you assume that it will protect you and your spouse from the hassle of litigation if you were to ever separate. Many people are finding that this is not true, though, and are facing the reality of a contested prenup. There are a few reasons this may happen, and you should be aware of the potential complications that can stem from such an agreement.

Massachusetts divorce can include alimony payments

In Massachusetts, there are often financial discussion and agreements made when a marriage ends. These often end with a decision that includes the payment of alimony to one of the spouses. However, in some cases, people waive their right to such payments despite being technically entitled to them. This is what happened in one recent case that may be of interest to our readers.

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