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There are more changes to be made after child custody is decided

Many of the people in Massachusetts who are going through a divorce know that it can be an incredibly long and stressful process. Sometimes, family and friends feel the need to choose sides, which may result in more fighting and can strain the situation even more. However, there are still a number of changes to be made after all of the papers are signed. Divorced couples who have had to come to a child custody agreement still have many more things to consider after the divorce is final.

Ways to make a high asset divorce smoother

Massachusetts residents who have gone through a divorce or are currently going through a divorce know that emotions can often run high. Each spouse is attempting to gather all of the information necessary to ensure that the marital assets are divided fairly and that any private property is protected. Proceedings may be especially stressful for couples involved in a high asset divorce due to the sheer amount or great value of the assets in question. There are, however, some steps that couples can take that could make the process run a little more smoothly.

Some basics of Massachusetts alimony

When high-asset couples divorce, alimony often becomes a source of contention and worry. Spouses with high incomes worry about potentially having to shell out substantial amounts for an indefinite period while lower earners may wonder how they will meet financial obligations.

Mother fights for child support for 25 years

Many Massachusetts residents know that a divorce can end on very unfriendly terms. One partner may, in some cases, go out of his or her way to make things difficult for the other person. These actions may include dragging out the divorce proceedings or withholding alimony or child support payments. 

Terrence Howard ordered to pay alimony after his ex-wife's appeal

In Massachusetts and elsewhere, the process of going through a divorce can be stressful, to say the least. This may be especially true for couples who no longer get along. Discussions between these individuals can become even more strained, and can sometimes turn vicious when sensitive subjects like alimony are being discussed.

Child support payments may be changed after reduction in income

Divorces that involve children can be especially stressful for the entire family. After the divorce is final, the primary custody of the children will often be given to one parent, and the other will have visitation rights and be asked to pay child support. Some parents in Massachusetts asked to pay child support worry that they might be asked to continue making payments that they can't afford if there is a change in their income. 

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