In recent years, both members of the media and numerous legal professionals have warned individuals who are divorcing to be very wary of certain forms of technology. For example, attorneys are increasingly turning to social media in order to obtain evidence related to their clients’ divorce cases. When this occurs, your pictures, posts and even your relationship status may be used against you in your divorce or your child custody dispute.
When individuals choose to marry, they do so in accordance with the specific marital laws enacted by the state in which they opt to say “I do.” For example, some states have waiting periods in between when a couple files for a marriage license and when they may legally marry, whereas other states do not enforce a waiting period. Just as states have unique marriage laws, many have unique divorce laws as well.
In our past post we shared some limited information about a noteworthy divorce law proposal in the state. A Republican lawmaker in Massachusetts presented the bill, but did so on behalf of a constituent. That constituent wrote the bill that has people not only her but across the country talking.
A legislative proposal in Massachusetts is creating buzz throughout the state and beyond. It is related to divorce and the private lives of parties going through the divorce process. Critics of the proposal argue that, if passed, the law would violate people's privacy.
A recent divorce-related piece in the New York Observer discusses real estate in the great city. Though Boston isn't NYC, there is still most definitely a high-end real estate market. No matter where couples marry, build families and create homes, there are those who pursue building their "dream home" together.
What finally made or would make you come to the decision to divorce? Maybe a big disagreement or infidelity pushed you to the big decision. For many, filing for divorce is put off until the finances are just right.
Whether in Massachusetts or elsewhere, divorce happens. Society tends to see divorce as a failure, despite families all around the country that prove ending a marriage can be beneficial for all involved.
Often what makes family law matters the most sensitive, emotional and important is the children at the center of the cases. From child custody, child support and other potential disputes during a divorce, kids can definitely be impacted by the strain between their parents.
Many people will get divorced, and outside company will assume that the reason is more scandalous than it actually is. Some might just assume that infidelity played a role in the end of the marriage. That isn't true in a lot of divorce cases.
In our past post we discussed that the change in Massachusetts alimony laws have not changed things overnight. More than a year into the enactment of the reform, there are still clarifications that must be made to make this financial part of a divorce process clearer.