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March 2016 Archives

Infographic: Comparison of Relationship Between Men and Women

Dating and relationships give the opportunity to meet the right person for you to spend the rest of your life with. But it's not a secret that relationships are tough and this is mainly because of the gender differences and stereotypes. A lot of effort and skills are required to have a successful relationship. Even the smallest details are important and once you master this art, you can begin to search for a potential partner and finally have your happily ever after.

Social Security Benefits Not Subject to Division in Massachusetts

Social security.gifThe Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts has addressed the issue of whether the Family Court may divide Social Security benefits in a property distribution during divorce.

Common Myths About Child Support in Massachusetts

Children 3.jpgChild support can be a complicated, and often misunderstood, system. While every case is unique and should be discussed with an experienced family law attorney to fully understand the complexities and implications, there are some recurring myths that appear in many cases.

Co-Parenting During the Mediation Process

Mediation 3.jpgWhen a family goes through the mediation, there is often an emphasis placed on co-parenting - both parents sharing the responsibilities of caring for the children. It is important that spouses and co-parents find an approach to child custody and timesharing that suits their own family's background, circumstances, needs and preferences. 

Costly Mistakes Made When Dividing Retirement Assets After Divorce

QDRO.jpgA Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is an order that needs to be included in a divorce settlement agreement to provide former spouses their share of Erisa qualified retirement assets. 

Former Military Spouses and the Survivor Benefit Plan

Military 4.jpgAs a military family law divorce attorney in Massachusetts, I am frequently asked by former military spouses what they need to do if their divorce decree requires the servicemember to provide survivor benefit plan coverage (SBP).  

How to Avoid a Guardianship or Conservatorship in Massachusetts

Hospital.pngLet's start off by saying that not all guardianships and conservatorships are bad. Guardianships and Conservatorships play a vital role in Massachusetts by allowing caretakers the means to make financial (Conservator of the Property) and health (Guardian of the Person) related decisions for those who are not able to do so any more and have no one else to speak for them.

Who Will Care for My Child After I Die?

children 2.jpgWhen one of the parties of a divorce decree in Massachusetts dies, custody usually reverts to the surviving parent. An exception to this is when one of the parent's rights to the children has been terminated. If this is the case, third-parties, such as grandparents, may be allowed to intervene.

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