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November 2014 Archives

Divorce can bring substantial pain to children

A child who watches parents go through the process of divorce often has their world turned upside down. Their future becomes uncertain. Where they will live, whom they will spend Christmas with and what school they will attend, may all change. This uncertainty brings much stress to a child and can affect their day-to-day wellbeing.

Getting a prenuptial agreement is extremely beneficial

Prenuptial agreements are a topic of discussion that has been surfacing more and more in today's society. Many couples are entering marriage with realistic expectations. They understand that not every part of their future marriage will be in their control. Because of these realizations, more couples are getting prenuptial agreements than ever before.

Alimony still available for many

Alimony can be difficult to understand in today's day and age. Many of us believe that because more women are joining the workforce, alimony is no longer necessary. This could not be farther from the truth. There are many reasons to award alimony to males and females alike, especially and educational and career opportunities become more widely available to all and traditional gender roles are eroded away.

How do Massachusetts courts divide property in a divorce?

Couples going through the process of divorce often have many questions. Many of the questions that tend to be near the top of everyone's list center around property division. Who will get to keep the house? What about the car? The answers to these questions will always depend on each individual couple's circumstances, but some basic information can provide some guidance.