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August 2013 Archives

Actress Jane Lynch's wife to seek alimony in couple's divorce

Back in 2010, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch was at the height of her fame. She was also in love, and in June of that year she and her girlfriend, a clinical psychologist, were married here in Massachusetts. The couple then registered as domestic partners in California, their main state of residence. To many of her fans’ dismay, however, Lynch announced earlier this summer that she has filed for divorce in California.

When might social media be a factor in divorce negotiations?

If you're going through a divorce, there may be the temptation to air your grievances through any one of the forms of social media that Americans use every day. But spouses in Massachusetts should be mindful of how their tweets, Facebook posts and emails might affect divorce negotiations, especially if matters such as child custody and spousal support are in dispute.

10-year marriage; 17-year divorce. Who? A pair of law professors

The case of two divorced law professors has become perhaps the most infamous domestic relations case in the state of Ohio, and now it’s making national news. As a judge pointed out last month, each is an officer of the court who should behave in a manner consistent with the proper administration of justice, yet “each has more than pushed the envelope with regard to abusing the court system,” only adding to the acrimony of their divorce, co-parenting and post-divorce litigation.

How (and why) to take the high road in co-parenting after divorce

In any breakup that involves children, everyone hears the same message: don’t put your kids in the middle of your conflicts with your ex. What many people expect to happen is that they will come out of family court with a physical and legal custody order and a parenting plan -- typically one negotiated ahead of time. It seems pretty straightforward, and if everybody just sticks to the plan, there shouldn’t be much conflict, right?

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