In the long term, filing for and obtaining a divorce has many positive effects. For example, it allows people to start a new chapter in their life. Despite the benefits, however, a couple going through a divorce can face contention and stress. However, those familiar with the Massachusetts court process have some suggestions on making a court date go smoothly and ultimately end more successfully.
Many divorced couples can tell about the horror story resulting from bitterness surrounding their divorce. However, states such as Massachusetts are attempting to ease the pain of going through a divorce by allowing alternatives to the traditional divorce fought in a courtroom. One such option is a negotiated divorce.
Deciding to divorce a partner that was once thought to be a lifelong companion is never an easy decision. Even the most amicable of divorces are likely filled with emotions. However, the decision to divorce is often more difficult when doing so affects not only the couple personally, but also, potentially, the future of a multimillion dollar company. Stockholders in Massachusetts and across the company were stunned by the news that the CEO of Best Buy recently sold a large portion of his stocks, making them question the stability of the company.
While the world has become much more accepting of same-sex couples, with many states including Massachusetts -- now allowing couples to legally marry, there are still many issues that have to be ironed out as a result. The split of one same-sex couple has left a judge to decide on child support and visitation as part of a child custody agreement. However, the issues brought up in this case could affect all -- not just same-sex -- couples.
Many people envy the lives of the wealthy. The seemingly non-stop stream of cash and the glamorous lifestyle is something to which many people aspire. However, the wealthy have just as many problems as the middle and lower classes and are affected by some of the same problems. People across the nation, including in Massachusetts, were shocked to hear the news of the impending divorce of Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife of six years, Anne Wojcicki.
Going through a divorce is a time filled with difficult emotions. However, most experts warn that for those in Massachusetts going through a divorce, especially those over the age of 50, it is important to think through the unexpected ramifications of each and every decision. Many women over the age of 50 rightfully worry they will not have enough money to retire while men worry they will have to delay their retirement. There are a few decisions that those going through a divorce that can help keep retirement plans on track.