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September 2013 Archives

Many factors for Massachusetts couples considering gay marriage

Contemplating marriage can be one of the most important and life-altering decisions that someone will ever make. Same-sex couples in Massachusetts can potentially face many areas of confusion when deciding if the time is right to get married. A recent decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). As a result, each individual state is able to determine some of the legal variables involved in a gay marriage.

Bad advice can affect marital property and divorce in general

The list of bad advice and common misconceptions that is believed when it comes to divorce is endless. The problem is that many Massachusetts residents are believing this misconceptions, and those believes can cause problems while undergoing the complexity of dividing marital property and other aspects of divorce. A quick inventory of the most popular untruths can help anyone going through divorce avoid them and thereby make their divorce go easier and smoother.

Custody and stock options, Could this happen in Massachusetts?

Ongoing and pernicious divorce negotiations could happen to any couple with significant assets, in Massachusetts or another jurisdiction. Stock options, real estate holdings and other investments can complicate matters. One particular divorce in another state has lasted for more than a decade. There have also been more than 600 court filings. Though not quite a record, the proceedings are certainly on the extreme end of what is at stake.

Father's rights deemed family rights by Va. Attorney General

Headliner Ken Cuccinelli has been vocal about his support for father's rights when it comes to custodial cases. As Va. Attorney General, he no longer practices law on a regular basis, but he's well-known for his belief that men deserve more one-on-one time with their children than they get in many custody arrangements... and that it's up to family law attorneys as well as society to be catalysts for change. Many Massachusetts dads embroiled in bitter father's rights cases would likely agree with his assertions.