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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.

Fewer divorces in Massachusetts, statistics say

A recent news article offered some interesting facts concerning marriages in Massachusetts. We typically hear that about half of all marriages end in divorce, and for that reason, media reports are full of stories and articles about celebrity breakups and matrimonial law topics. While these often cover important and relevant issues, it bears mentioning that statistics show our state ranks among the lowest in the country when it comes to divorce.

New study shows young people avoid marriage to avoid divorce

As many people in Massachusetts who have gone through a divorce know, divorce is not something you plan for. However, sometimes it ends up being the best thing for a couple. It seems, though, that the high rate of divorce in the U.S. has made some young couples wary of marriage.

As troops come home, military divorce rate increases

They've spent a year separated, with minimal contact. One of them was overseas, unable to come home except for a short stay when the job allowed. This wasn't a legal separation, or one that either of them wanted, but now it's leading to divorce. As troops come home, often from extended deployments overseas, military couples are finding trouble keeping their marriages alive.

Could divorce actually be prevented?

Many people in Massachusetts are facing the frustration of divorce. Today, divorce is nothing to be ashamed of, but that was not the case just a few short decades ago. Today, people have learned that sometimes, marriages just go wrong. Marriages end for reasons too numerous to mention. Some marriages end as the result of severe consequences and others amount to a mutual consent that the two individuals no longer connect as a couple. Nonetheless, most couples agree that divorce is a last resort, and thereby search for new forms of resolution before the marriage ends in dissolution.

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