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July 2015 Archives

Unmarried parents and the importance of establishing paternity

In previous decades, women who had a baby out of wedlock were assumed to be young and poor. Today, many women and men are foregoing or delaying marriage, but not having children. Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that more than 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried women. What's more, nearly 60 percent of these women are cohabitating with a significant other.

Bills would establish presumption for joint custody in MA

Many of our readers are aware of the importance of both parents continuing to be involved in the life of their children after divorce. Indeed, various studies have shown that when both parents can be there for their kids, the effects of divorce aren’t so pronounced for them.

Understanding the basics of spousal support - Part II

During a recent post, we began a discussion about spousal support. We briefly explained the functions of spousal support and we noted that there is no one “set” way in which spousal support is calculated. Just as every marriage is different, every divorce settlement is different as well.

Is it time for you to file for divorce?

It can be frightening to entertain the question of whether or not it is time for you to file for divorce. It may comfort you to know that studies support the reality that even spouses within marriages which withstand the tests of time tend to contemplate divorce now and then. In addition, it is important to note that numerous recent studies also support the idea that most spouses who end up filing for divorce tend to contemplate doing so for many months before actually doing so.

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