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How to avoid major divorce issues during dissolution


Emotions exist at the beginning and end of most things. This is often true for marriages. Many Massachusetts couples would concur that the honeymoon stage of any relationship is a time of much happiness, joy and excitement. When these initial emotions fade, the couple could develop a long lasting, strong and loving relationship. For others, it is a time where it is apparent that the two are not right for one another and they make the decision to divorce. If the couple has children, this could cause various divorce issues such as custody disputes.

Making sure a prenuptial agreement is properly drafted


For many couples in Massachusetts, having a prenuptial agreement makes sense. It is clear that the rate of divorce in the nation is high and has been increasing. Drafting this instrument helps a couple through the divorce process, a process which has become more and more common.

Higher rates of divorce for the religiously conservative


It is common for an individual's upbringing to shape who they become. People often hold and maintain the values they grew up with. For some couples in Massachusetts, components such as religion, political party and education philosophy will shape the couple's marriage. It is these facets that could also affect the relationship and the end of a marriage.

Jane Lynch and ex-wife finally reach divorce settlement


No matter the length of a marriage, some couples determine they are better separated than they are together. Couples in Massachusetts understand that dissolution of marriage can be a very complex process. This is especially true for those with a large amount of assets. If the couple did not draft a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, reaching a divorce settlement could be lengthy and filled with disputes. Moreover, if an ex-spouse is seeking alimony that spouse will need to establish that they are entitled to the amount the person seeks or to any spousal support at all.

Understanding how divorce affects children


For many married couples in Massachusetts, it is difficult enough to make big decisions even when it is just the two of them. Adding children to the mix can create even more major decision-making. Whether it is about where they live, which school they attend and how to raise their children, these common decisions are complicated, especially when a couple divorces. Making big decisions about children and following a split can cause serious divorce issues for everyone involved.

Protecting personal property in a divorce


When couples in Massachusetts decide to marry, numerous decisions are made. The same is often true for divorce. Major life events often require careful planning and decision-making. The divorce process is not an easy one to go through, but if the separating couple can take the time to focus on the major issues, the process could be completed amicably.

Divorced parents getting along during the holidays


Families in Massachusetts understand the importance of togetherness and spending quality time with one another. This is especially true during the holiday season. It is not only expected but also desired to carry out holiday traditions. But a divorce or a separation could pose some problems when it comes to continuing family traditions. This could create emotions and disputes regarding who gets to see the children on what day and for how long. As a result, parenting time is often a huge issue and a focal point post-divorce. Fortunately, if it is approached properly, both parties could reach an amicable agreement.

Delaying a divorce could help save money


Couples in Massachusetts often have difficult decisions to make as individuals and as a couple. This is true during the marriage and if they decide to dissolve their union. When spouses argue and are unable to agree on many topics, divorce legal issues could present themselves. Disputes and emotions often get in the way of making rational and practical decisions. This could cause a long, drawn-out divorce or it could result in an improper divorce agreement. During the divorce process, it is important that soon-to-be ex-spouses attempt to effectively communicate so they can reach an amicable divorce settlement.

The importance of prenups and postnups for stay at home mothers


There are many things to consider when it comes to entering a relationship. Marriage requires the same thought process, and several married couples in Massachusetts consider written instruments to help instill the decisions they made prior to or during the marriage. A prenuptial agreement and postnuptial agreement can help layout important factors and could end up to be a very crucial document in a divorce. Whether it is property division or the amount of spousal support an ex will receive, these agreements could help lower disputes during the dissolution of a marriage.

Divorcing during the holidays


There is no ideal time for a couple to part ways, but married couples in Massachusetts understand that if a couple must separate, a divorce is most likely the next step to take. Unfortunately, a couple's breaking point could land near the holidays. This can make an already difficult time more challenging but can also take away some of the joy and happiness of the holidays.

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