The Supreme Court frequently rules on cases that have an impact on the nation as a whole. The country has been anxiously waiting for the Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, including states such as Massachusetts that currently allow it. Not only does the anticipated ruling have the potential to settle whether gay couples have the right to marry, it also has the potential of resolving issues resolving same-sex divorce.
Many people would like to keep their private life just that, private. However, when a divorce is filed in a Massachusetts family court, many of the documents filed in the proceeding may be accessed by the general public. So how does one keep these documents from being viewed? It is a question that might be answered in an out-of-state family court appeal that was argued by the CEO of NASCAR.
A Boston federal court has ruled that a law denying same-sex couples certain government rights is unconstitutional. In a ruling handed down on May 31, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the language as set forth in the Defense of Marriage Act inhibits the rights of same-sex couples.
Child support payments are often a necessary part of a divorce when couples have children together. The payments are used to give children a stable life. When one parent fails to pay child support, it seems that everyone suffers.
Massachusetts is one of the few states that recognize same-sex marriages and has since 2004. Unfortunately, the right to marry does not always bring with it other rights that heterosexual couples enjoy. One couple recently found out the difficulties that can arise in same-sex partner adoption, particularly when it comes to filing taxes.