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March 2015 Archives

What are the Massachusetts laws on post-nuptial agreements?

A post-nuptial agreement is generally a good idea for those who want to protect their assets during a marriage. A post-nuptial agreement is signed after you're already married, so both parties should be well aware of the assets and debts of the other person. A post-nuptial agreement can be of help during a divorce, because it will determine how those debts and assets are split.

How do you know if you've gotten all your child support?

As a parent with primary custody of your child in Massachusetts, it's important to make sure that you're getting the child support you need and deserve. Child support is awarded so you can give your child everything he or she needs despite not having both parents in the home. If you're not receiving it, then the other parent is committing a crime.

Divorces defined: 4 styles of divorce found in Massachusetts

Divorce can be a sensitive subject. When you get a divorce, you may feel threatened; you're losing the person you loved, losing assets and potentially having to lose time with your children. To understand the way a divorce works and the implications of an at-fault or no-fault divorce in Massachusetts, you need to know a few things.

Get the responsibility you want with a paternity test

It's not always easy to determine who the father of a child is; sometimes, the mother won't want the DNA test completed or doesn't want to comply since she and the father aren't getting along or aren't dating or seeing each other. If that's what's happening in your case but you want to establish paternity, then you have every right to demand that the test is given. Seeking a court order to legally establish your fatherhood will allow you to be part of your child's life.

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