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Is Staying Together Best for the Kids?

by: Julia Rodgers Many divorcing parents in Massachusetts believe that an intact two-parent household is almost always better than having a “broken” home. However, if you are contemplating a divorce and you have children, you must consider the lasting effect that your marital problems will have on how your children view relationships.[1] Sometimes the pain and…
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A Brief History of Alimony

When it comes to divorce proceedings, alimony is rather high on the list of polarizing topics. Some people see the value of alimony, others think it’s unnecessary and outdated, and still others are indifferent. Nevertheless, alimony is grounded in historical necessity that makes its origin rather interesting. The etymology of the word ‘alimony’ comes from…
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How to Ease the Divorce Process for Your Children

While a divorce is difficult for everyone in the family, it often hits children particularly hard. Children have a unique ability to internalize experiences and in a divorce often feel like they are somehow to blame. While divorce is never going to be easy on children, there are ways that parents can make the process…
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It’s never too soon to start planning for your Prenuptial Agreement

In Massachusetts a prenuptial agreement defines the rights and responsibilities of spouses once they marry.  These newly defined rights and responsibilities are usually significantly different than the legal rights and responsibilities a spouse may have under divorce law in Massachusetts.  An enforced prenuptial agreement defines which assets will and will not be divided between spouses. …
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