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January 2018 Archives

Gay couple's child custody cases taken to Supreme Court

When couples with children divorce, the parents often choose to share custody in some way. Some parents agree to have the child or children live primarily with one parent while the other is given visitation rights. Others choose to share custody as equally as possible. However, as some Massachusetts couples may have realized, determining child custody can become more complicated in cases where only one parent is biologically related to the child. 

Divorce and alimony are changing

Divorce laws are in the process of changing across the nation. Massachusetts residents who have been considering divorce may have heard about these changes. The upcoming changes, particularly those being made to alimony, have the potential to make divorces even more stressful and messy than they are now.

Discussing high asset divorce with your partner

It may surprise many Massachusetts residents that January is a popular month for couples to file for divorce. It seems to be popular because the holidays are over and most family obligations have been met. However, broaching the subject of divorce can be difficult or awkward. Couples who suspect that their divorce will be classified as a high asset divorce may have even more difficulty discussing it with their spouse. 

The effect of property division on your credit report

Divorce can be an incredibly stressful process for both spouses and their families, as many Massachusetts residents know. Some people may try to rush through the property division portion of the divorce in hopes of ending the entire process as soon as possible, especially if the former spouses are at odds with one another. However, how property and finances are divided after a divorce can have long-term effects on a person's credit score.

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