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Changing your Massachusetts child support order

As a Massachusetts parent who either pays or receives child support, a time may come when you want to request a modification to your existing child support order. Maybe you lost your job, or maybe the child you support now spends more nights in your own home than that of his or her other parent.

What Massachusetts considers when determining alimony

If your Massachusetts marriage has come to an end, you may be making efforts to prepare for life on your own. In addition to potentially having to move and create new custody arrangements for your children, you may have concerns about whether you will be able to support yourself, financially, after divorce, or conversely, whether you will have to pay alimony to your former spouse.

How to help kids cope with divorce

While you are grieving the end of your relationship with your spouse, it is very likely that your children are mourning the breakup of their family. Though your marriage was between you and your partner, your kids are a product of it and used to living in a home with two parents. You need to focus on your personal and financial recovery, but the health of your kids may be at risk, too. 

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.

Understanding prenuptial agreements

A prenuptial agreement, entered into before marriage, can serve as a way for Massachusetts couples to decide how to apportion their assets in the event of a divorce. Especially for high-asset couples, a valid prenup can protect property and cut down on potential litigation.

3 reasons a prenuptial agreement may be invalid

When you sign a pre- or postnuptial agreement, you assume that it will protect you and your spouse from the hassle of litigation if you were to ever separate. Many people are finding that this is not true, though, and are facing the reality of a contested prenup. There are a few reasons this may happen, and you should be aware of the potential complications that can stem from such an agreement.

How to get your fair share of your husband's retirement assets

As a woman whose spouse makes a lot of money, you might be wondering what assets are subject to division during divorce. For example, what about all that money in his retirement plan? Will that be divided? How can you be sure he is being honest about all his retirement funds?

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