Strict stay-at-home orders implemented for safety have placed abuse victims directly in harm’s way. Safety measures recommended to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have led to a rise in domestic abuse. For many, this is not a surprise as domestic violence goes up whenever families spend more time
Even in the best of circumstances, divorce can be difficult for children. Children are often resistant to change: adapting to new schedules and surroundings, learning to live with one parent at a time, and getting along with possible new stepsiblings or half-siblings are all big changes, ones which can challenge
When it comes to divorce in Massachusetts, everything related to finances must be fully disclosed. This includes every single asset, purchased together or otherwise, as well as all accumulated debts. Each spouse is instructed to report known findings through a financial affidavit. It is against the law to purposely hide,
Divorce is described as one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Add children to the mix, coupled with questions of custody, support, and visitation, and emotions and stress can reach a breaking point. Wading through this difficult time calls for the help of a professional such as
Having the provisions of a divorce agreement modified under Massachusetts law is possible, based on how the separation agreement was written and the circumstances bringing about the request for a modification. Before bringing your modification request to the court, you need to consult with an experienced divorce attorney. The first
In most cases, child support ends when a child becomes a legal adult and reaches the “age of emancipation”—typically age 18. However, when a child requires support for a college education, child support mandates change.
Prenuptial agreements can seem like a real buzzkill for the blushing bride-to-be or grinning groom-to-be, but they can be a very important aspect of preparing for marriage.
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).
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.
Is seeking temporary guardianship over a child a better solution than seeking permanent custody?
While divorce rates have risen over the last 50 years, another surprising change has occurred.
When going through a divorce with children, child custody issues are front and center.
When it comes to hiring a family lawyer, there are a number of importance factors you need to consider.
The dissolve of a marriage and the separation of a family can be a devastating experience for everyone involved.