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Confronting the potential issues with MA same-sex divorce

For same-sex couples in Massachusetts, one of their life goals was to have the ability to marry legally and have all the same rights under the law as male and female couples do. However, what many are finding is that the risk of getting married also carries with it the risk of divorce, if the union does not work out. While the excitement of being allowed to marry could be viewed as clouding the judgment of those who decide to take that step, that does not alter the issues that could arise when a same-sex divorce becomes inevitable.

Are wedding rings considered marital property in Massachusetts?

When a couple exchanges wedding rings, those rings are typically thought of as a symbol of their lasting relationship. Unfortunately, not all of those relationships last, and those symbols can turn into reminders of how much money was spent on an expensive piece of jewelry. Because such jewelry could be a sizeable investment in some cases, some Massachusetts parties may wonder if engagement and wedding rings are considered marital property and what that means in terms of property division.

Marital property: Ease the division process in Massachusetts

As many Massachusetts residents know, property division during a divorce can become a big issue. There can be definite gray areas where the ownership of certain possessions is not an easy task to determine. In cases of marital property, one party may see ownership of an item while the other party does as well. In these instances, each individual involved must decide whether he or she is ready to part with certain pieces or fight for them.

Actor Daniel Baldwin hit with divorce

Massachusetts residents may be interested to learn of yet another Hollywood divorce -- this time involving actor Daniel Baldwin and his wife. Initially, Baldwin filed for divorce and a restraining order from his wife in July of this year but the two agreed to dismiss the divorce petition in August. However, his wife has now filed divorce papers in Oregon.

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