There are new child support guidelines that have been in effect in Massachusetts since September 15 of 2017 These changes are not retroactive, and so if you already have an order in place, you don’t need to worry. But if a child support order will be a part of your divorce after September 15, these changes in the law will apply to you.
Of all the message boards and blog posts geared towards getting women prepared for divorce, very few identify or acknowledge the emotional pain men may endure. Perhaps the stereotype that men are supposed to be emotionless through trials may play a part in this.
When it comes to divorce, there is the good, the bad and the ugly. When it comes to social media, your posts can land you firmly in the last two categories.
On paper, divorce is the legal end to a marriage. However, when you look at the details of a divorce, you will find that it will touch many areas of your life that will outlast the legal process itself. According to PainDoctor.com, divorce is considered the second-most stressful event a person can go through in their lifetime, so it’s important for you to seek the right help to potentially mitigate the adverse effects of the end of marriage.
You probably remember reading picture books as a young child. You may have had story time before bed. You read books about characters that solved problems. You watched as they struggled and learned life lessons. While you read about these characters, you ultimately saw yourself. You used these characters to learn your own lessons. You may have channeled their strength to take on your own struggles.
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?
Most couples who have been married for long periods of time have invested large amounts of time, effort and expense in their relationship. This process of creating a life together generally combines their emotional and financial assets. However, having large amounts of retirement assets can give rise to complications if they decide to divorce.