If you have been paying attention to recent commercials or the change in displays at Target or Wal-Mart, the back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, even though we haven’t touched August 1st yet. Retailers want to get out in front of the competition as early as possible, but divorcing and separated parents may not have as much money to spend because of a breakup. Meanwhile, the costs of notebooks, clothing and electronics that kids need for a new school year will probably rise.
Many Massachusetts residents involved in the divorce process obviously have property-related concerns, most specifically issues surrounding an equitable division of marital assets.
Both son and dad are portrayed as being lawsuit-happy as they trade barbs in the wake of the latter's recent divorce and even more recent loss of control in a major shakeup at one of Minnesota's foremost private companies.
Your divorce was finalized a while back – alimony and child support payments were calculated based on your salary and ability to pay. But circumstances have changed, and you cannot afford the payments you used to make. Are you legally required to carry out these high payments?
To an impressively high degree, dads -- just like moms -- seek inclusion and the opportunity to play a key role in the lives of their children.