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Your high-asset divorce: Protect your rights in Massachusetts

Divorces are difficult for families, and they can have several elements involved that make them drag on for a significant amount of time. This is particularly true if you're faced with a high-asset divorce. Marriages with many assets must break these down and split them in many cases, and that can take much time and deliberation. Because of the potential for mistakes and wanting to be sure that you're getting your fair share, it's important to discuss your high-asset divorce with someone who can make sure your assets are being split fairly.

You have the right to child support in Massachusetts

Child support is not something that you and a spouse should have to fight over after a divorce or break up; it's meant to go to your children, the children you raised and intended on supporting until their adult lives. Although this is the case, sometimes you and the other parent may disagree on how much child support is needed or where it should be spent. If you've never been married, then someone may not feel obligated to pay, even though this isn't true by law.

Are there special forms to file for a divorce in Massachusetts?

So, you've decided to file for divorce. You're likely wondering where to begin. It seems like a major task, and if you don't fill out all the paperwork, it can be troublesome. Fortunately, it's fairly easy to complete the paperwork as long as you do it in order.

Massachusetts law: Parents and having children out of wedlock

Having children out of wedlock is not uncommon. Of course, if this happens, paternity needs to be established. Maternity is typically assumed, although in some cases, like those with surrogates, even maternity can be challenged.

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