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Property division and child custody issues may be intertwined

Issues in a divorce can be highly interdependent. For example, a couple may have disagreements about property division matters until they consider the potential impact on children. Similarly, parents may disagree about legal and physical custody arrangements until they factor in which spouse wants to remain in the family home, and/or whether one parent has plans to relocate. 

Mixing love and money: not always a bad idea

Conventional wisdom may advise against mixing love and money, but the reality is that some married couples might become business partners. In fact, Census Bureau data indicates that 3.7 million small businesses are co-owned by married couples. So what happens to a business if a couple decides to divorce? 

Plan post-divorce tax liabilities during, not after a divorce

As a divorce attorney knows, the logistics of modern visitation agreements can be quite complicated. Spouses who are approaching their divorce with a spirit of cooperation may assume that dividing physical custody and parenting responsibilities equally between them might be the easiest solution. However, federal tax rules about which parent may claim a deduction for a dependent child may require parents to rethink their original plans. 

Divorce mediation and other amicable approaches

Gwyneth Paltrow appears to the most recent poster child for a new movement in amicable divorce. In a recent blog entry on her lifestyle website, Goop, Ms. Paltrow confirmed that she is separating from Chris Martin, of Coldplay musical fame. However, she is committed to sparing the two kids she had with Martin from heartache. To do that, she describes her approach as a conscious coupling.

Advice for handling joint accounts during a divorce

For parents who go through a divorce, a joint custody award might raise financial questions. For example, in the case of a spouse who shares in child support expenses and/or mortgage payments for the family home, keeping a joint account might seem to be the most convenient option.

Making a list to assist in the divorce process


For many married couples in Massachusetts, the end of their marriage is unthinkable. Even if statistics prove that it is likely that more than half of all marriage in the United States will end in divorce, some couples do not believe in thinking about or preparing for the possibility of divorce. This can make the reality of divorce a very difficult and complex time. This is especially true if the couple cannot agree on their finances.

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