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March 2015 Archives

Protecting a spouse following a divorce with alimony

No matter where you live, whether it's Quincy or somewhere else in Massachusetts, divorce can sometimes be difficult for all parties involved. Aside from having to deal with child custody and child support, ex-spouses must also go through property division and, depending on the situation, alimony.

The importance of creating a prenuptial agreement

Entering into a marriage is a sacred and one of the most important moments of a couple's life. In the months leading up to a marriage, the last thing a couple wants to do is think about the possibility of divorce. But, as we've all come to learn, according to the American Psychological Association, approximately 40 to 50 percent of marriages in America end in divorce. With that in mind, it is wise to seriously consider creating a prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, prior to the marriage, in order to protect each spouses' finances and to ease the complex split of marital property if the marriage does end prematurely.

Important points about high asset divorce in Quincy

In Quincy and throughout the state, outsiders might look at a prominent couple, their assets, lifestyle and financial situation and feel envy as to what they have. The truth it that it's impossible to tell a book by its cover and that there are times when a well-known couple in a marriage is unhappy and chooses to move forward with a high asset divorce. Any kind of divorce holds challenges, but there are numerous issues that arise with a high asset divorce that must be considered before going through with it.

How does Massachusetts deal with failure to pay child support?

One of the most important issues for a divorced or unmarried couple in Massachusetts that shares a child is the amount of child support that will be paid and keeping up with the payments. When the supporting parent is found to having committed a failure to pay child support, the law has certain tactics it will use to get the payments up-to-date. While many view this as punishment, it is in reality an attempt to get the supporting parent to adhere to the child support guidelines to adequately care for the child.