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Man aims to stop celebrity divorce

If you've been through a divorce or are divorcing in Massachusetts, you could have been influenced by family members, friends, therapists or other authorities. The man in this story is now suggesting that celebrities may be a major influence on people divorcing, and he's trying to stop them from doing so.

Divorce rate stable in Massachusetts, according to data

Massachusetts has always been one of the states that was ahead of the rest in certain areas, like the legalization of same-sex marriages. Now, same-sex divorce has also been in the limelight, but there are some data points that may be of interest to you. For instance, the May 18 report indicates that the 2004 legalization of same-sex marriages hasn't had much of an impact on the amount of divorces in the state.

Man ordered to stop having kids until child support is paid

When Massachusetts parents fail to pay child support, they can face many penalties, including wage garnishments, intercepted tax refunds, revocation of professional licenses and even jail time in extreme cases. But can a person be banned from having more children until the bill is paid? This may sound extreme, but that is what one judge ordered a man who owes $100,000 in child support.

Parents may see casino jackpots go toward child support bill

In Massachusetts, state law intercepts gambling winnings over $600 if the person owes child support. More and more states are putting this law in place, with Ohio being the latest to consider such actions.

Young girl may return home despite Massachusetts custody battle

Most child custody cases involve families that are going through a divorce or separation, but the issue of custody can also crop up when there are allegations of abuse or neglect. Parents of a teenage girl are caught in such a situation and are still fighting to have their daughter returned to them after more than a year.

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