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August 2011 Archives

Mellencamp and Irwin finalize divorce after 18 years of marriage

Most people believe a marriage that can span nearly two decades is destined to last forever. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Couples in Massachusetts who split after a lengthy marriage join the ranks of a growing number of couples from all over the United States. For example, rock star John Mellencamp recently finalized his divorce from model, Elaine Irwin.

Massachusetts man arrested for child support nonpayment

Most people already know that raising a child is an expensive endeavor. In today's economy, it's difficult enough to support a child with both parents working -- but when a parent is left to support a child on his or her own, the stress can be overwhelming. For this reason, courts have enlisted child support orders. The goal of an order is to ensure that children receive the monetary support they deserve. Unfortunately, those payments aren't always made in a timely manner, which can lead to legal ramifications. A former Massachusetts man is learning about those ramifications after he was arrested in Las Vegas and was cited for failing to pay child support.

Unpaid child support plagues vocal politician

Unpaid child support is a significant problem here in Massachusetts and elsewhere. Expenses for raising a child seem to increase every year, and a growing number of parents with primary physical custody rely heavily on child support payments to help provide for their children.

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