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March 2015 Archives

Medicaid may have an influence on divorce rates

A recent report suggests that the long-term care required by older Massachusetts residents may be costly. According to one estimate, some individuals may be paying as much as $83,000 each year if they are seeking treatment in a skilled nursing facility. Furthermore, approximately 70 percent of individuals who are older than 65 will require some form of long-term care. The report goes on to state that these figures and Medicaid might be a driving force for an increase in divorce.

Factors used in Massachusetts to determine alimony

If you are going through a divorce, you might be worried about what will happen when you are on your own. You may be concerned about whether you will be able to make enough money to support yourself, particularly if you gave up your career to support your spouse's ambitions or were unable to obtain the education necessary to develop job skills. Alimony, or spousal support, could be a viable option to help you get by and is based on multiple factors.

The role of artwork in a divorce property division

Massachusetts residents who are seeking a divorce may be interested in some information on how artwork is treated at the end of a marriage. Depending on when it was created, the pieces may be up for grabs when marital property is divided.