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Massachusetts child support arrears: Help is available

Unpaid child support is a significant problem in Massachusetts today. Women all over the state are trying desperately to make ends meet on their incomes alone because the father of their child or children is not paying his court-ordered child support payments. Unfortunately, many of those who are not receiving regular child support payments have a very difficult time in providing for their families.

Supreme Court decision on DOMA will affect same-sex divorce too

There may be some in Massachusetts that haven't heard that a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act has been put before the U.S. Supreme Court. If the provision is struck down by the Supreme Court, it could not only affect same-sex marriages, but also what happens in a same-sex divorce. There are many couples preparing for the possibility that the provision will be eliminated from the Act.

Divorce can be rough for Massachusetts couples, famous or not

Celebrity divorces can often be just as contentious, if not more so, than a divorce between an average Massachusetts couple. This appears to be the case in the heated divorce process unfolding between NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and his estranged wife, Pilar. The testimony in their ongoing divorce case has been particularly unflattering as they both accuse each other of various improprieties.

Massachusetts father charged for not paying child support

Children in single parent households often depend upon income from a non-custodial parent in order to have their needs met. Child support payments are intended to meet these needs, which is why courts assign parents to make the payments. When parents are unable to do this, there can be severe consequences for that parent. One father in Massachusetts recently discovered this.

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