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May 2014 Archives

Massachusetts residents may consider property division protection

For some Massachusetts individuals, getting ready to get married may also mean discussing the possibility of a potential divorce. This type of conversation may be a bit uncomfortable to have with a soon-to-be spouse who may not want to consider the marriage ending before it even begins. However, discussing options like prenuptial agreements and other possibilities may be beneficial due to the chance that property division issues could potentially arise.

Alimony could have various tax consequences in Massachusetts

For divorced individuals in Massachusetts, understanding alimony may be an issue that they have already covered. However, making and receiving such payments can have tax consequences that they may be a bit more uncertain about. Because making payments can reduce a person’s income and receiving payments can increase it, it is important to understand what that could mean for taxes.

Certain signs could point to divorce for Massachusetts couples

Only being married to one person of the rest of their lives could be a hope of many Massachusetts residents. Unfortunately, many relationships do not remain as strong as they once were, and divorce could be likely. Some parties may wish to overlook certain signals in hopes that their marriage will remain, but there are some actions that could point toward a declining relationship.

Kids should be the priority during Massachusetts child custody

Divorce can be a scary word for Massachusetts children to hear from their parents. They may have uncertainties as to what that will mean for their relationship with each other their parents. Child custody issues can result in many disagreements between parents, and children can sometimes feel uncertain as to how to handle the situation. As a result, parents should remain conscious of their children and their feelings during the process.

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