A family law writer addressing a somewhat singular though potentially important consideration in a divorce proceeding calls it "the one elephant in the room no one thinks about until it's a problem."
Family-focused researchers, demographers, policy makers and academics seem to have an unending fascination with quantifying divorce through data-churned analysis and statistics intent on rendering it ever-more understandable.
Our readership is, we note well, the antithesis of an audience that makes snap judgments and is generally uninformed on material matters that broadly affect Americans in fundamentally important ways.
Just as there is typically some commonality featuring among divorces, there are just as assuredly marked differences owing to the organic and unique nature of every relationship.
To say that progress for same-sex and other so-called "nontraditional" families in Massachusetts and across the country has been steady and problem-free in family law matters would of course be a flatly fantastic statement not remotely grounded in reality.
In recent months and in multiple places across the country, city clerks have been noting amped-up numbers relevant to marriage license applications.
Some divorces in Massachusetts and elsewhere seem to be predominantly focused upon a single matter above all others (say, for example, parenting time/visitation or property division, respectively). Others, conversely, feature multiple and interacting considerations, which can easily be the case where significant assets and children are involved.
Entrepreneurs in Massachusetts and elsewhere who come together through a linkage of their talents and creative energies obviously discuss a great many things en route to realizing their business vision.
As we prominently note on our family law website at the Wellesley Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., and have further reinforced in a number of past blog posts, there cannot logically be a so-called "boilerplate" process for every divorce.
Read the fine print. Don't be caught unaware. Do your homework. Come prepared.