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January 2016 Archives

Protecting marital assets in divorce

Many Massachusetts residents may find property division to be an issue that can seem overwhelming. Protecting marital assets can be very important for some spouses. Thankfully, whether a couple is in the process of divorce or soon-to-be married, there are a number of ways a divorcing spouse or couple can secure marital assets. These steps can help ensure that a divorce proceeds in a way that is aligned with the wishes of both spouses.

A look at same-sex divorce

For many same-sex couples in Massachusetts, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts was a cause for celebration. However, when it comes to divorce, many of these couples may face challenges. Because the recognition of same-sex marriage is relatively new, many of the laws involved in divorce can become very complicated.

How to seek a child support modification in Massachusetts

Child support is an important concern for many families and both parents paying child support and parents receiving child support may have child support concerns. Both the paying parent and the recipient parent can request a child support modification. Modification requests may ask for an increase or decrease in child support or may request a change to medical support for the child.

What are the general laws for guardianship in Massachusetts?

Many family disputes and disagreements stem from worries about who will care for children if the parent dies or is incapacitated. These can be minor children or children who have special needs. The interests of the children are the top priority and, in many instances, guardianship is the best option for everyone involved. When considering guardianship, it is important to understand how Massachusetts law handles these complicated issues.

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