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Massachusetts divorce often includes alimony payments

In a divorce, alimony is one of the most contentious factors that a couple must face. This is because in many cases there is one spouse that may have been in a less favorable economic position throughout a marriage. This individual may seek to receive alimony payments for a period of time as they work to be able to return to gainful employment.

Massachusetts divorce: First prepare, then negotiate

Making the decision to end a marriage can lead to a host of other issues that need to be decided by couples in Massachusetts. In almost every case, couples work to divide the assets that they have accumulated during their marriage. In addition, questions surrounding child related issues and spousal maintenance are common issues in many divorce proceedings.

Massachusetts child custody centers on best for child

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case that may be of interest to our readers in Massachusetts. In the matter, which is based on a child custody battle, the court will be asked to decide if a child will remain with her biological father or with the family that adopted her at birth. The decision is expected later this year.

Massachusetts divorce agreement may be difficult to alter

Brendan Fraser is likely a name that is familiar to many readers in Massachusetts. Over the past several years he has starred in several movies, including The Mummy. Now the actor is making headlines as he seeks to alter the terms of his 2009 divorce agreement. His income, he says, has dropped substantially.

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