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August 2014 Archives

Understanding how to enforce child support after divorce

Attempting to get child support from a noncustodial parent can be incredibly frustrating. Often times, arguments result from missed payments, late payments or even payments that have stopped entirely. This can be especially frustrating when one knows that the other parent has the ability to make the payments. In situations where a parent is not getting the child support that has been ordered by the court, they might have options.

Prenuptial agreements encourage honest communication

In the past, prenuptial agreements have been associated with a negative stigma. Many individuals believed that getting a prenuptial agreement was a signal that a couple was okay with divorce. As more and more couples are moving towards prenuptial agreements, however, this is no longer the case. There are many reasons why a couple may create a prenuptial agreement and one of them is to encourage honest communication.

Basics of the Massachusetts divorce process

For couples in Quincy, the decision to divorce is not one to be taken lightly. This is especially true when there are numerous assets at stake and children involved. Those who decide that they are no longer able to continue with the marriage must take care to follow the law and take the proper steps to move forward with ending the marriage.

Social media plays a role in child support enforcement

Child support orders are enacted between parents in the best interests of the child. The theory behind the support is that the child will receive the same financial stability they would have, had the child's parents remained together. When one parent avoids their support payment, it is the child that suffers.

Divorce in Massachusetts is governed by common law

Going through a divorce can be mentally and emotionally draining and while it can be difficult to maintain a level head during the process, there are important aspects of property and assets that should be kept in mind. Firstly, all marital property is subject to property division during the divorce proceedings. However, that does not mean that all the property a divorcing couple "shares" is considered marital property.