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April 2014 Archives

A custody dispute can be jeopardized by social media

Social media sites have become a part of the lives of many Massachusetts residents. Some people are known to submit daily posts detailing their activities, along with the ups and downs of their lives. It is important to keep in mind that an individual's reputation that is created online could be detrimental as it may be referred to in a child custody dispute, and other lawsuits.

Divorce mediation for a stable financial future in Massachusetts

It is not uncommon for one or both parties in a Massachusetts divorce to want to punish the other party by using money as a weapon. This typically happens when one or both parties are highly emotional and not able to consider the consequences of such actions. Unfortunately, the results are often financially detrimental. Collaborative divorce options like divorce mediation, on the other hand, have proven to be helpful to many couples.

Olympian Johnny Weir up against same-sex divorce obstacles

All divorces, regardless of whether they involve heterosexual couples or same-sex couples, are treated the same in Massachusetts. The state requires that couples seeking same-sex divorce reside in Massachusetts for at least one year prior to filing for divorce. Just like heterosexual marriages, same-sex marriages are often subjected to obstacles along the way that sometimes result in divorce.

Guidance issued on retirement accounts for same-sex couples

This week regulators continued the slow trickle of federal guidelines reacting to last year’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. The latest set of guidelines that have been announced that will impact married same-sex couples were issued in regards to retirement benefits. These benefits are very important for Massachusetts families planning for their future.

Is ?conscious uncoupling? the new collaborative divorce?

Collaborative divorce has become popular in recent years as a way for couples to try to end their marriage with minimal conflict. The practice has its pros and cons, since using a less adversarial approach can be easier to manage but could leave one or both parties without an opportunity to fully advocate their point of view.

Controversial family law bill introduced in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts lawmaker has made waves in the national press recently for introducing a controversial family law bill. The bill prohibits parents who are in the midst of a divorce from "conducting a dating or sexual relationship within the home" until the divorce has been finalized. In order to bring a date home, a parent would first need approval from a judge.

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