Ten Tech Tips for Couples Splitting Up

Reprinted article by Natasha Stokes courtesy of Techlicious ** Note: Tip 1. is reprinted in its entirety, however, Tips 2 through 10 are explained by clicking on: techlicious.com. ****************************************************************************************************************************** If the end of a marriage is looming, it can seem insane to be thinking about things like how to deal with that shared Flickr account, […]

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Choosing the Right Divorce Process

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DIvorcingOptions.com Question Two – What is the best divorce process for me? Recently in Holiday Time, Divorce Time? Remember…, I wrote about making the decision to divorce. If you have made that decision, it is time to consider the Process. There are two overall divorce processes – the Court Process […]

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Social Security and the Graying of Divorce

by Renee W. Senes, CDFA Many people overlook Social Security benefits when getting divorced. While these benefits are not assets that a divorce court can divide, the rules about benefits are relevant to your post-divorce life. This is especially true for those getting divorced in their later years. If you are divorced, but your marriage […]

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Holiday Time, Divorce Time? Remember…

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DIvorcingOptions.com Question One – What’s in the best interest of the children? The Holiday Season is often followed, in February, by the decision to divorce – The Decision. Deciding to divorce is not easy. Yet, in Massachusetts, the Decision to do so is made in about 50% of marriages. For […]

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Parenting Plans for the Modern Family

by Edward Buckner – President, Mass Mediation Associates Mass Mediation Associates.com Thirty years ago, when people got divorced, parenting arrangements almost always looked the same: the children lived with mom and saw dad on the weekends. In those days, mom was usually the primary caretaker and dad was the breadwinner. As we all know, times […]

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3 Things that Mediation is NOT

by Justin L. Kelsey, Esq. Kelsey & Trask, P.C. 3 Things that Mediation is NOT Mediation has become a popular alternative to court proceedings, with mediators resolving disputes of all kinds ranging from private family matters to the very public NFL lockout. But there is still a significant amount of confusion about what is mediation […]

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Alimony & Property Division

by Justin L. Kelsey, Esq. Kelsey & Trask, P.C. Alimony & Property Division: 7 Lessons from the Appeals Court The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 took effect on March 1, 2012 and significantly changed the law in Massachusetts relating to awards of alimony. Today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court released an opinion that addresses some of […]

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Mediation or Arbitration?

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. Divorce Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – Mediation or Arbitration? The two most common divorce alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures are mediation and divorce arbitration. While each is an effective alternative, each serves a different purpose and each has its own format. Divorce mediation is a form of dispute negotiation between […]

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