If there's one oft-used idiomatic expression that really resonates with officials at the Massachusetts Worcester Polytechnic Institute these days, it is likely this: stuck between a rock and a hard place.
As of March 1, 2012, people in Massachusetts paying alimony had a way out of those payments if any of the following applied:
Child custody is one of the most important issues couples with children have to deal with in divorce, if not the most important issue. Ideally, couples are able to set their differences aside and work together to settle upon a custody arrangement that is beneficial for their children. This is not possible, though, in every case.
That above post headline for today's blog entry doesn't exactly rock your world, does it?
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."
Although it certainly doesn't denote commonplace behavior in most divorces, the actions of a spouse marked by a clear bad-faith impulse to materially hurt a partner financially are far from being aberrational in select marital dissolutions in Massachusetts and nationally.