People going through or considering a divorce oftentimes find themselves in need of advice. While it may be possible to find emotional comfort and reassurance from family and friends, finding a reliable expert for legal questions can be more difficult. Hoping to reach out to individuals in their community who maybe in need of their services, the Massachusetts Bar Association will be hosting a Phone-a-Lawyer service where people in need of legal advice can call in and get their questions answered.
Since the expansion of the right for same-sex couples to be married is a relatively new progression, many people expected there to be some initial difficulties to resolve. One of these difficulties is that the divorce rate amongst same-sex couples is particularly hard to keep track of, often due to the same challenges that same-sex couples face when trying to get a divorce in the first place.
Massachusetts couples may wonder what their likelihood of getting divorced is. According to a recent report, Massachusetts has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. New York and New Jersey also have low divorce rates. The report indicates that higher education levels and older marrying ages in these states may contribute to these statistics as both are correlated with longer-lasting marriages.
Same-sex couples often run into legal issues if they separate or divorce. If there are children involved, the legal issues can be even more complicated. A recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court determined that same-sex couples in a domestic partnership have the same rights during a divorce or separation as married couples.
We live in a time when a person can check sports scores, trade stocks and have a face to face conversation on a phone. Every week new inventions cut the amount of time it takes to complete tasks. Some things like paying taxes and working out legal issues are still quite complicated, though.
Generally, if a husband remarries, his first and second wives probably do not communicate often. The first wife may have hard feelings about her former husband remarrying and for this reason may dislike the new wife. However, two former wives of a Massachusetts man contradict this view. Their actions show that women who marry (and divorce) the same man can band together when they share a goal.