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August 2015 Archives

Divorce considerations for business owners and their spouses

All but a handful of states divide marital property at divorce based on the principle of equitable distribution. Note: you don't have to ask a court to intervene, but if you and your spouse are unable to agree on property division in Massachusetts, then the court will endeavor to equitably divide marital assets and debts. Keep in mind, though, that "equitable" is not necessarily the same thing as "equal."

Rutherford forced to return children to father in Monaco

If you watch entertainment news, then you may already know about the custody battle taking place between Kelly Rutherford and her ex-husband. Her ex-husband had custody of their children and took them to Monaco, but she is trying to obtain custody to bring them back to the United States.

Tips for court: conducting yourself correctly

Conducting yourself in the right manner during your divorce trial is important. Not doing so can get you in trouble and even make a judge less likely to want to rule in your favor. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to conduct yourself correctly, keeping you on the good side of the law.

Can rapists request child custody by law in Massachusetts?

Child custody concerns can come from many angles, but one interesting concern some clients have is what happens if an alleged rapist sues for parental rights. Technically speaking, the man suing for his parental rights in this situation is the biological father. These cases can be difficult, because not all kinds of rapes and sexual assault situations are the same. In truth, if the man was never convicted, it can be hard to deny him the right to see his child, but it's possible to do so.

An amicable parenting plan can be negotiated with your spouse

Divorce can be hard on spouses, but it can also be devastating for children. Children who once saw their parents daily may now see them only a few times a week, and that can be difficult. Creating a parenting plan that works well for you and your ex will help alleviate any stress your child is going through. Knowing parents are working together and providing a safe environment to live in is important.

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