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Advice for Divorced Parents Moving Abroad

By Sarah Kellen Finally coming out of a relationship that for whatever reason has run its course, should feel less like an ending than a new beginning. Many of us might want to draw a line between our old married existence and the life ahead by moving away and starting afresh in a new environment. […]

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Supreme Judicial Court Says Wife Does Not Get More Alimony Just Because Husband’s Income Goes Up

by Attorney Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Law practitioner http://www.divorcingoptions.com/ In a September 25th decision, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed an often misunderstood legal tenet i.e., just because the alimony paying ex-spouse starts making more money, the receiving ex-spouse does not automatically get an increase in alimony. In the year before […]

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Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Have Changed Effective September 15, 2017

By Robin S. Fleischer, Esq. Fleischer Law Solutions, PLLC robin.fleischer@robinfleischer.com Are you ready for some good news about child support payments in Massachusetts? That’s right, for once an attorney is sharing something positive about one of the most emotionally and financially minefield ridden parts of divorce – paying for the kids. Drumroll please…On September 15, […]

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New Child Support Guidelines Bring Change to Paying for College Expenses

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com The new Child Support Guidelines (Guidelines) include a new section to deal exclusively with college or other post-secondary educational expenses. While the Guidelines officially go into effect on September 15th, they are already being used by attorneys, mediators and others. At the outset, the Guidelines remind litigants that the […]

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9 Common Mistakes Couples Make During a Divorce

By Stephen McDonough, Esq. Next Phase Legal LLC smcdonough@nextphaselegal.com http://nextphaselegal.com/ When going through a divorce, the relationship between you and your soon-to-be ex can become contentious. Understandably, some tension and stress is common, but out-of-check emotions and poor communications can cause things to deteriorate. This often means higher legal fees and more conflict–both during the […]

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Three Things to Best Prepare for Your Divorce

by Susan Lillis, Esq. www.domesticlaw.net Having practiced family law for more than 25 years, I have a few thoughts on areas where people going through a divorce can focus to make the process easier and make it one of growth. MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS When going through a divorce, it’s important that you be in touch […]

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Addressing the Gray Areas of a Gray Divorce

by Susan Lillis, Esquire http://www.domesticlaw.net/ In recent years, there has been an increase in divorces for couples over 50. Many of these couples have been married for two or more decades. While reasons for the increase in divorces from this demographic vary, it does reinforce one school of thought: the longer you are married, the […]

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Divorce And Depression – Weathering The Storm

By Anne Foy Going through a divorce is a very, very stressful process. For those suffering from depression, it can make feelings of anxiety and low self-esteem far worse than they may otherwise be. While studies show that divorce ultimately increases one’s chances of recovering from depression (when compared to depressed people in unhappy relationships […]

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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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Speaking Out: Voices of Adult Children of Divorce

By Jody Comins, MSW www.divorcemediationabetterway.com “It doesn’t matter how old you are when parents divorce, in my opinion. It’s always painful. It’s a break, a rift, a severing of what was…” Lisa This is the first in a series of blogs on this topic. In Massachusetts, parents going through a divorce are required to take […]

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