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Court orders man to pay more than $65,000 in child support

For Massachussetts couples going through a divorce, one of the most emotional issues they may face is the determination of child support. In some family law cases, after a couple has come to an agreement on child support, circumstances may drastically change, making it difficult or impossible for a parent to make their monthly child support obligation. In these times, a parent may decide to seek a modification rather than face serious penalties, such as those imposed in a recent case in which a man faces prison time if he fails to pay back child support.

Singer in Black Keys and wife divorcing

For Massachussetts couples going through a divorce, child custody may be one of the most challenging and emotional times in their lives. Deciding which parent will have primary custody of the children is almost always a very difficult decision for divorcing couples. A well-known rock singer and his wife who have reportedly commenced the divorce process may be facing this issue soon.

The difference between physical and legal custody rights

Child custody disputes are about much more than emotions; they are about important legal rights and, most importantly, the best interests of the child. Furthermore, whenever parents divorce an assignment of child custody rights must be included in the final decree. While we often refer to custody generally, it actually includes both legal custody and physical rights. The following is a brief look at child custody for Massachusetts couples considering divorce.

Negotiating a divorce property settlement agreement

The end of a marriage begins long before the divorce decree is signed. This is exceptionally true in a high asset divorce. Among the most hotly contested divorce disputes often involve the division of property and child custody concerns. The following piece discusses property division; in particular it discusses real estate and real estate appraisals. Massachusetts's couples might find the following piece rather informative.

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