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February 2016 Archives

A look at spousal support

When Massachusetts residents choose to divorce, many questions may arise. After all, there are many components that make up a divorce, and not all of them are always easily understood. Many of these components, too, involve minutia that can prove to be confusing. However, it can often help to have a general idea of how each of the components of divorce work before consulting with an attorney and devising a legal strategy.

How is income determined in Massachusetts child support?

Massachusetts parents know how difficult it can be to make decisions regarding a child. Sometimes, parents do not always see eye to eye when it comes to these matters, especially during a divorce. In divorce, matters such as child custody and child support can prove contentious. In many cases, one parent is awarded physical custody of the child and the other parent is ordered to pay child support. Once this is established, it then becomes necessary to determine the parents' incomes.

Guiding Massachusetts residents through the divorce process

Divorce can be an emotionally challenging time. There is much that often must be settled, and knowing how to proceed can be difficult. What's more, there can be many uncertainties that divorcing spouses have to face. These can be a source of anxiety for soon-to-be divorced couples, and many may find themselves stressed or emotionally fragile.

In what ways can Massachusetts prenuptial agreements help?

Many Massachusetts residents have considered signing prenuptial agreements. Sometimes, however, uncertainty or misconceptions have prevented them from doing so. There is much about prenuptial agreements that may prove confusing. However, having an understanding of some basic elements can help clear up some confusion, making it easier for couples to decide if a prenuptial agreement is right for them.

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