In a typical divorce involving children without joint custody, there will be one parent who pays child support. Normally, that parent would be the one who the child does not live with full time. The most common belief is that after the child turns 18, the child support ends.
Child support for a struggling parent can be crucial to caring for their child, so when child support payments wane or stop altogether, this can be detrimental to the livelihood of the child (or children).
Massachusetts has recently become the eighteenth state to have voted in favor of the legalization of medicinal marijuana. By 2016, the legalization of recreational marijuana is predicted to be voted into law as well. A Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released in February 2014 found that 53 percent of likely Massachusetts
Many of us have that one friend that tends to drink in excess and then has no qualms about getting behind the wheel of a car.
While your pets may feel like members of the family, they are not treated as such when it comes to Massachusetts divorce law.
When divorce terms are first put into motion, they are created to have the most fair circumstances for both parties and any children that may be involved.
You have probably encountered this situation at least once in your life: You are out having a good time, throwing back a few beers, then it comes time to head home.
The major difference between a divorce and an annulment is that an annulment nullifies a marriage, whereas a divorce simply terminates it.
When an individual is pulled over for driving under the influence, they automatically give their consent to be administered a breathalyzer test, and this is called the implied consent law.
If you feel that the child support payments that you have been making are unreasonably high, then you can file for a modification in an attempt to lower the order.
Everyone knows that drunk driving is not only dangerous, but has the potential to be life-threatening.
Child custody cases are often facilitated when both parents live in close proximity of each other and visitation is possible.
Getting a divorce when children are involved can lead to some difficult decisions.
Going through a divorce for the first time can be a difficult experience, but a second divorce should go along smoother, because you know what to expect, right?
If you pay child support in Massachusetts, you have probably been hearing a lot about the new child support guidelines that took effect on August 1, 2013.
It can be one of the toughest parental obligations to break it to your kids that their parents will no longer be living together.