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February 2015 Archives

Massachusetts gay marriages: You may not be entitled to a divorce

When same-sex couples get married in Massachusetts, they are extended the same rights as those who are not in same-sex relationships. While this works for those who stay in Massachusetts, it does pose the question of what happens to people who were legally married in Massachusetts, move and then want a divorce.

How does Massachusetts implement administrative enforcement?

In Massachusetts, those who don't pay their child support can be forced to do so through administrative enforcement. The Child Support Enforcement Division is responsible for collecting and enforcing child support and does so through a fully automated program. That means that anyone who is overdue in paying child support may be subject to the administrative collection actions.

Patrick Dempsey's divorce: Wife requests child custody, alimony

A divorce is something no one in Massachusetts wants to have to go through, but sometimes marriages simply don't work out. When children are involved, child custody can be a contentious topic to speak on, and it can leave ex-husbands and wives fighting over their rights. In those cases, legal support can help you understand your rights and help you make the best decisions for your children and family.

The difference between at- and no-fault divorces in Massachusetts

The State of Massachusetts has a specific set of terms that describes what a divorce is and is not. Overall, a divorce is actually a process for legally ending a marriage. Unlike some states, Massachusetts-based divorces can be cited as "fault" or "no-fault." There are a few key differences that you need to understand.

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