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February 2012 Archives

Federal laws may affect Massachusetts same-sex divorces

In 2004, Massachusetts led the way in recognizing same-sex marriage equality. The issue has been in the news recently as other states have passed and considered similar laws. But couples in our state may not be aware of the complicating effect that certain laws may have on various aspects of their relationship, including divorce.

Prenuptial agreements can have benefits for Massachusetts couples

Valentine's Day came and went this week. While the champagne may be gone, the chocolates eaten and the red roses wilted, couples in Massachusetts and around the country hope that the underlying love represented by these traditional symbols endures. The numbers bear out that hope, as an estimated 4 million Americans were engaged this past Tuesday.

Massachusetts court rules on same-sex marriage custody case

Divorce attempts to resolve many matters between spouses and among family members. When spouses are parents, child custody becomes an important part of divorce proceedings. Recently, a child custody case involving a divorced same-sex couple required the Massachusetts Appeals Court to decide the scope of a particular law.

Olivia Wilde sees the upside of getting divorced young

Olivia Wilde, whom Boston viewers would know from her role on the hit show "House," eloped with an Italian prince (yes, an actual prince) when they were both 18. You might think a marriage that is so fairy-tale from the beginning like that might be destined to live happily ever after, but for Wilde, that wasn't the case. She filed for divorce in March 2011 and her separation from her husband was finalized last autumn.

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