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Man jailed for failing to pay child support

Marriage can be rewarding for many couples, but it is rarely easy. Many Massachusetts residents may know of at least one couple who has chosen to file for divorce rather than try to make a difficult marriage work. It is also not uncommon for these couples to have children. Often, parents can come to an agreement regarding custody and child support payments, but sometimes, one parent may have difficulty collecting these payments from his or her ex-spouse. This can result in jail time for the parents who fall behind on or fail to make their child support payments. 

What is child support used for?

Even though you and your child's other parent have split, you still care about the health and well-being of your children. One way you can continue to provide for your kids is through child support payments. But you might not be sure what that really entails.

IRAs and property division

Divorces can be messy affairs for many couples in Massachusetts and other states across the country. Many couples find it difficult to discuss property division. There are some things, like homes and bank accounts, which are relatively easy to divide because so many couples have had to split them in the past. However, there are several couples across the country who are questioning whether or not they can divide an inherited IRA, and some are already doing it. 

The high asset divorce of Billy Bush and his wife

Celebrities are constantly in the public eye, and for many Massachusetts residents, the gossip surrounding their lives is a source of entertainment. Because many celebrities are constantly being filmed or photographed, it is easy for some of the things that they have said or done to come back to haunt them, and the constant media attention can put a strain on many celebrities careers and private lives. Billy Bush and his wife are at the beginning of what will likely be a high asset divorce, but unlike many other celebrities, the two still seem to care for one another. 

Keeping documentation of alimony payments could be helpful

Life between ex-spouses after divorce can sometimes be difficult or tense. This may be especially true if alimony payments are involved, as some divorced couples in Massachusetts may have noticed. There are many people across the country who have difficulty collecting their alimony payments and are forced to turn to the courts. However, there are times when the person paying alimony is falsely accused of failing to make payments.

Property division extends to cellphone accounts

Technology is a major part of many people's lives. Many spouses in Massachusetts, as well as many other states across the country, have joint cellphone accounts which may allow them access to one another's email and online storage accounts. During a divorce, many couples may forget to consider their online accounts when discussing property division

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