A Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day During or After Divorce

Valentine’s Day is not for everyone. You might not expect chocolates and one dozen long-stemmed red roses every February 14th. Perhaps you regularly scoff at the idea of a candlelit dinner on a chilly February evening. Maybe you roll your eyes at the red and pink rows of sentimental greeting cards and advertisements beckoning you…
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Pets and Divorce in Massachusetts

by: Jennifer Silva In Illinois, the start of the new year brought a change to the way that pets are treated in divorce matters.  Under the new law in Illinois, in a divorce case “companion” pets (not service animals) will be treated more similarly to children than to property and could be subject to partial…
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Measuring the Length of Same Sex Marriage

Formally, under Massachusetts law, the same rules and procedures that govern traditional marriage also apply to same-sex marriage. There are no special procedures that govern gay and lesbian marriages. Same-sex divorce in Massachusetts presents many of the same issues as divorce involving heterosexual partners, including the division of assets, spousal support, and child custody. Still,…
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