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May 2012 Archives

Facebook has a role in divorce proceedings, study says

Years ago, many states had at-fault divorce laws in which one spouse needed to prove the other was guilty of such things as abandonment or infidelity. Today, many states have no-fault divorces. Massachusetts currently provides for either a no-fault divorce (uncontested) or a fault divorce (contested). Not surprisingly, spouses are turning to Facebook to find proof of fault.

Court rules same-sex divorce is OK, gay marriage still prohibited

It is almost as if we can see the country dividing before our very eyes. One state just passed a constitutional ban to same-sex marriage. Many states have laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Other states allow civil unions but not marriage. Yet others have allowed same-sex marriage for years now.

What happens to the family business when a couple divorces?

A married couple owning a family business is not unusual. Sometimes it is a business the couple formed and developed together. In other instances, one spouse may have developed the business and the other is an owner in name only.

Celebrity alimony can be costly

For most couples who divorce in Massachusetts, one spouse can end up paying the other spouse alimony for a specific period of time. Recent changes to alimony law went into effect this year which impact the amount and length of time for alimony payments in Massachusetts.

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