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January 2013 Archives

Woods may remarry, but prenuptial agreement required

What is a prenuptial agreement? Can it protect my interest in my family's business? Is it right for my fiancé and I? Engaged couples in Massachusetts and elsewhere often ask these and other similar questions. Recently, a famous golfer who is allegedly reconciling with his ex-wife has led to news reports of a possible prenuptial agreement.

When should sperm donors be liable for child support?

For purposes of family law, a parent is generally a person who holds themselves out to be a parent by treating a child as their own and providing financial and emotional support, even if they are not biologically related. But in a case that has made headlines in Massachusetts and all across the country, a the State of Kansas has stated that a sperm donor may be compelled to pay child support under certain conditions, even if he has no parental ties to a child other than a biological relationship.

Bethenny Frankel makes high demands in divorce

Our Massachusetts readers may be familiar with the reality television series Real Housewives of New York and the cast members involved in it. As much as these women want to be seen as the everyday housewife, the show depicts that their lives are anything but ordinary. Being in the spotlight comes with consequences, one of which is the lack of privacy experienced by those in the limelight.

Interesting divorce trends of 2012

As our Massachusetts readers may be familiar with, divorce can happen for many different reasons. In a new article from Huffington Post, researchers found the most interesting divorce trends of 2012. Some of these findings may surprise a few of our readers, while others of them are fairly cut-and-dry.

Child custody agreements help prevent future disputes

Imagine going through a divorce, which wasn't highly controversial or emotional, working out a custody agreement for your child and moving on with your life. Your son spends some time with his father, who moved across the country, during the summer and a few other times during the year. Everything seems to be going well until you receive a phone call one day when your child is visiting their other parent.