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October 2014 Archives

The benefits of a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements are legal documents that help judges make determinations regarding a couple's finances in the event of a divorce. Historically, these documents carried a negative stigma. Today, however, many couples draft prenuptial agreements and these documents are more widely accepted by courts and by society in general.

Supporting children throughout a divorce

Parents with children are no stranger to their kids' tendencies, attitudes and behaviors. When a life-altering event occurs, however, children may act in a way that is foreign to their parents. Divorce is one event that can turn a child's world upside down. Parents must work with their children throughout the divorce process in order to give their child as much emotional support as possible.

How does alimony affect taxes in Massachusetts?

Many Massachusetts residents may believe that alimony is an antiquated, traditional thing of the past. This however, is not entirely true. Although alimony many not be as prominent as it once was, alimony is still awarded in many divorce cases across the state. Understanding alimony and its application is the first step towards seeking a judicial determination.

An overview of child support in Massachusetts

Child support payments assist many Massachusetts children across the state. These payments help provide financial support to a child who may otherwise only have support from one parent. The payments prove beneficial to the state as well, because they keep many children and families from needing public assistance.