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May 2012 Archives

Football star ordered to make child support payments

As many who have gone through a divorce in Massachusetts know, child support is ordered in most cases of divorce where there are minor children involved. An order for child support can require that payments be made for many years. Child support, in combination with child custody agreements, can be some the most contentious aspects of a divorce.

Women starting to pay more in divorce as their salaries increase

For many years the divorce rate in Massachusetts and across the country has remained fairly stable. Authorities note that it has ranged between 46 and 53 percent for quite some time. Until recently, many of those couples deciding to divorce reached a settlement in which the wife was paid spousal support and child support by her ex-husband.

International child custody litigation presents difficulties

Both during and after a divorce, child custody can be a difficult question for some parents in Massachusetts. The determination as to which parent a child should live with is often the subject of heated debate during the divorce process. Once child custody is awarded to a parent, however, in many cases there can be no relocation of the child without the consent of the court or the other parent.

Divorce can tempt one to consider spying -- is it worth it?

When a person in Massachusetts becomes suspicious about the activities of their spouse, it might seem tempting to spy on them. Now it is easier than ever to check on a mate with technological advances such as miniature cameras, recording devices and software. When a couple is facing a divorce, some soon-to-be ex-spouses find the temptation to spy irresistible.

Divorce options plentiful for couples who can cooperate

Every divorce in Massachusetts happens for a different reason. In some cases there may be infidelity. In others, the couple seeking divorce has simply grown apart and wants to move on to another stage of their lives.

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