To say that progress for same-sex and other so-called "nontraditional" families in Massachusetts and across the country has been steady and problem-free in family law matters would of course be a flatly fantastic statement not remotely grounded in reality.
In recent months and in multiple places across the country, city clerks have been noting amped-up numbers relevant to marriage license applications.
Some divorces in Massachusetts and elsewhere seem to be predominantly focused upon a single matter above all others (say, for example, parenting time/visitation or property division, respectively). Others, conversely, feature multiple and interacting considerations, which can easily be the case where significant assets and children are involved.
Entrepreneurs in Massachusetts and elsewhere who come together through a linkage of their talents and creative energies obviously discuss a great many things en route to realizing their business vision.
As we prominently note on our family law website at the Wellesley Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., and have further reinforced in a number of past blog posts, there cannot logically be a so-called "boilerplate" process for every divorce.
Read the fine print. Don't be caught unaware. Do your homework. Come prepared.
As much as many divorcing couples in Massachusetts and elsewhere try to reduce uncertainty in the dissolution process and alleviate risks associated with the unknown in post-divorce life, complete success in that regard is seldom attainable.
Given that a Massachusetts divorce is a legal process, it makes obvious sense that the professional most closely relied upon by a client regarding all material aspects of a dissolution is a seasoned family law attorney.
The legal news magazine InsideCounsel recently shined a spotlight on one aspect of divorce that ranks supremely important to some soon-to-be exes, namely, tax implications that result from a dissolution.
When it comes to questionable or flatly ill-advised conduct that is potentially viewable to a vast audience via the realities of the Internet, "you can't bury it," states John Slowiaczek.