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November 2013 Archives

Divorce between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher settles down

A divorce can be a long and complicated process. This is especially true in situations involving a high profile couple. These couples are typically in the public eye and must maintain a sense of dignity as the news of their divorce hits the media. Often, these couples must work through complex asset division because of the amount of assets they each own. Despite these complications, it is still possible for couples to reach a settlement.

Changing attitudes torward prenuptial agreements

A prenuptial agreement has traditionally carried a negative stigma. In the past, some have felt offended if asked to sign a prenuptial agreement because they felt that the document suggested that a divorce was even a possibility. As time has evolved, however, so have attitudes towards prenuptial agreements. A prenuptial agreement is now considered to be a safeguard that protects each individual from situations they could have never predicted.

Child support obligations and arguments

Family law in Massachusetts is full of hot-button topics and very personal issues, but perhaps no subject leads to more angry arguments more often than child support. Recently, two writers argued online about the theories underlying child support obligations and whether they lead to a fair result.

Troubles with Massachusetts's new alimony law

Alimony, also known as spousal support, was created in order to financially assist individuals after a divorce. The concept recognizes that one person may be worse off as a result of the divorce, and offers that person money, recognizing that they contributed to the marriage in ways that may not have been purely financial.