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A look at the many forms that domestic violence can take

Massachusetts residents with an interest in family law issues may wish to learn some information about what domestic violence is and what effect it can have. Due to the seriousness of these matters, this information may help spouses and partners to recognize the issue before it goes too far.

Terminating child support

In Massachusetts, parents who are required to pay child support must continue to make payments until the support order is terminated. There are several circumstances under which a child support order can be legally ended. In many cases, the payments must continue until the child is legally considered an adult. However, there may be circumstances under which payments can be ended before that time.

Considering a prenuptial agreement in a second marriage


Married couples in Massachusetts understand that the divorce process requires much decision-making. Even after dissolution, the need to make major choices does not cease. The end of a marriage often means still dealing with post-divorce issues. Whether it is child custody disputes, alimony payments or just simply moving on with life, various family law issues can persist long after a divorce is finalized. This is often true for those going through a second or third marriage.

Could divorce run in the family?


The environment a person grows up in will often determine how they turn out. Their family and home life will often shape how they will carry out their home and family life in the future. Children of divorce will often carry those memories with them and revert back to them when they are in a marriage of their own. Married couples in Massachusetts understand that the negativities of their parents' marriage could be present in their own marriage, which could ultimately lead to divorce and various other family law issues.

Child custody with special needs children


There are some life events that can be very life changing and could significantly alter the lives of a couple and their children. When married couples in Massachusetts file for divorce, there is a laundry list of issues that need to be addressed before the dissolution could be finalized. When children are involved in the process, the needs of the children will shape how a divorce agreement is constructed. In addition, the needs of the children not only determine child support but other family law issues such as custody and the ability to relocate.

Divorcing in the New Year for a fresh start


As the year comes to an end, most Massachusetts residents consider what they will do to make the New Year a better one. Although some think of the New Year as bringing new and exciting life events, some married couples might use this as a time to take a break or start fresh. Although there is never an ideal time to get a divorce, a rough year of disputes could cause spouses to seek separation or a dissolution of their marriage.

Tax implications during asset distribution in a divorce


Whether a couple is together for a few years or decades, there are various important factors to consider and go over during the dissolution of their marriage. Married couples in Massachusetts going through a divorce may have some serious family law issues to get through. For most, property division is not only an important decision-making process but it is also a very difficult procedure to work through. It could also become very complex if the couple has numerous assets and marital property. Furthermore, how they distribute their property could also affect them in other ways down the line.

Considering the collaborative approach for divorce settlements


When couples in Massachusetts decide to get married, many decisions go into making that desire a reality. The same goes for divorce. When a marriage turns sour, the choice to dissolve the marriage is often a very difficult reality to face. No matter the reason the couple decides to part ways, the divorce process often means facing a difficult decision-making process, which often includes major issues such as property division.

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.

The unexpected questions in property division


One of the hardest aspects of a divorce is often determining which spouse gets what from the marital property. In fact, the issue of property division can be so divisive that spouses splitting on amicable terms could even find themselves in a trial disputing ownership of certain assets. While it may be easy to anticipate some legal struggle over the obvious major assets, say over ownership of the family home or motor vehicles, it often happens that major disputes occur over assets that many spouses did not even consider when first entering into their divorce.

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