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August 2012 Archives

Helping a child deal with a Massachusetts divorce

Dealing with a divorce can be difficult for a couple. However, dealing with a divorce when children are involved can be far more difficult. Although there may not be an easy way to properly help a child throughout the divorce, a Massachusetts couple may benefit from following advice as to how to communicate with their children so they can move forward in the best way possible.

Understanding Massachusetts child support guidelines

Understanding how a child support payment is reached can be a difficult task. For most Massachusetts couples going through divorce or child support proceedings, the amount to be paid can be determined based on the child support guidelines. These guidelines are a system that is used by officials to assist them in reaching a dollar figure that one parent will be obligated to pay. Understanding exactly what factors are considered may be important in ensuring that a fair figure is established.

Is divorce financially beneficial for some in Massachusetts?

The financial status of an individual who is going through a divorce can be frightening. The expenses involved in a Massachusetts divorce can be substantial, depending on how amicable the parties are with each other. Beyond the cost of getting a divorce, an individual must also plan for the higher bills that they will be required to pay as a result of two independent households being formed.

New book, law aim to help transgender people navigate family court

With the recent laws allowing same-sex marriage, same-sex couples have begun to acquire the same rights as opposite-sex couples. However, across Massachusetts many transgender individuals have not been offered the same protections with regards to divorce and other family law matters. One individual's wish to change these inequalities has resulted in a publication that may serve as a guide for many looking for legal remedies through the family court system.

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