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Economy could influence Massachusetts divorce rate

A failing economy can have many consequences. As more people in Massachusetts lose their jobs, families have less money for activities, food and clothing. Public education is impacted as are government services when budgets are cut. However, one sociologist claims that a poor economy can also have a surprising impact on the divorce rate.

Same-sex marriage issues may complicate interstate travel

People going on long trips often know the complications of travel. There are bags to pack, ensuring that all items and potential weather contingencies are accounted for. If they have pets, travelers must secure care for the pet or make travel arrangements. If there are children involved, especially young children, there are additional cares and concerns. Unfortunately for parents who have taken advantage of same-sex marriage laws in Massachusetts who travel to a state that doesn't recognize their marriage, there is an entirely different set of problems that may occur.

Massachusetts couples should consider stocks in divorce

When going through a divorce, there are many things that must be agreed upon. Where children will live and how they will be supported as well as how marital assets will be distributed are just a few of the things that must be decided. Through all these important decisions, couples going through a divorce sometimes overlook deciding how stock options will be treated. Two different cases in Massachusetts address how stock options will be shared.

Rapper Ludacris embroiled in child support case

Babies are born every single day in Massachusetts. Each baby is born into a different family situation. Some go home with two parents while others go home with a single parent. In the case of single parents, many times there are child support issues for the parents to sort out. For example, the rapper Ludacris has recently found himself embroiled in a child support case with the mother of his infant daughter.

Failure to pay child support could result in jail time

Anyone with children knows that raising them is an expensive endeavor. In the best of situations, many parents have problems making ends meet. However, some people rely on a co-parent to help with the costs of caring for children. When this person fails to provide their share of the finances, the situation for both the children and caregiver can deteriorate. In addition to poorer conditions for children, parents in Massachusetts who fail to make court-ordered child support payments can face serious consequences.

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