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Why Taking The High Road In a Massachusetts Divorce Matters

Taking the high road in a Massachusetts divorce is not easy. As a matter of fact, itDivorce 135.jpg might seem downright unfair, and even stupid sometimes. Why would you ever want to do anything good, or fair, or nice to someone who just destroyed your family, your dreams, and your heart? If you have kids, the obvious reason is to do it for their sake. Because whether you like it or not, you and your ex are going to be your kids' parents forever. The better the two of you get along, the easier your divorce will be on your kids. It really is that simple. The second reason for taking the high road in divorce is less obvious, but it is no less important. You can divorce your spouse. But you can never divorce yourself. After your divorce is over, you are going to have to look in the mirror every single day and face yourself. You - who you are and what you stand for - is far more valuable and far more important than acting in a way you will later be ashamed of or regret. In the long run, your integrity is worth more than the extra dollars you may get in your divorce settlement if you lie, cheat, or act like a jerk. You have already lost your marriage. Don't let your divorce cost you your soul, too. Here are 10 ways to taking the high road in divorce:

1. Treat your spouse with respect, even if s/he doesn't deserve it.

Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Dividing an IRA During a Massachusetts Divorce

Massachusetts divorces are often messy, but recent cases in the tax court remindDividing Retirement Accounts.jpg us that that there are only two ways to make a tax-free transfer of IRA assets in a divorce proceeding.

How Following Your Massachusetts Ex on Facebook Prevents Personal Growth

It's a question that many couples face in the aftermath of a MassachusettsFacebook.gif breakup: "Do we still stay Facebook friends?" Inevitably, in an attempt to show maturity and poise, many couples choose to remain connected. But now, new research is showing that keeping tabs on your former partner is a big mistake - one that will have a serious impact on your ability to get over the breakup and move on.

Filing Taxes During Massachusetts Divorce: Joint or Separate Returns?

Couples in the midst of a Massachusetts divorce often face difficult decisionsTax Time 3.jpg regarding taxes. One of them is whether to file a tax return as "married filing jointly" or "married filing separately." This article briefly examines the factors to consider in making what could prove a critical choice during a divorce.

Going through a Massachusetts Divorce? Tighten Your Online Security!

Massachusetts divorce lawyers are advising clients in the process of splitting up toSecurity Protection.jpg tighten up their online security, warning how easy it is for an individual's personal data to be accessed by a soon-to-be-ex-partner.

Massachusetts Model Parenting Plan For Children: 12 Months to 24 Months

The Massachusetts Model Parenting Plans are not mandatory or presumptive. TheyChild 9.jpg do not represent the"law". They are not intended to be strict guidelines; nor do they indicate that there should be aminimum or maximum amount of parenting time for either parent.

Massachusetts Model Parenting Plan For Children: Birth to 12 Months

Through the collective work of a Massachusetts Task Force of judges, lawyers,Family 38.jpg probation officers and mental health professionals, a Model Parenting Plan has been created combining the latest research on the needs of children with the experience of professionals who have worked extensively with children and families going through divorce and separation.

Massachusetts Divorcing Men - Don't Make These Alimony Negotiation Mistakes!

A Massachusetts divorce is one of the most emotionally taxing events a person caAlimony 24.jpgn experience, a fact that undoubtedly leads to numerous poor decisions when filing the ensuing paperwork. One of the most common areas where errors are made is during the process of alimony negotiation. 

Tips For Negotiating an Alimony Settlement During a Massachusetts Divorce

Second only to child custody, alimony is one of the most contentious and difficultAlimony 20.jpg to navigate processes during a Massachusetts divorce. When two people are splitting up, particularly when that split is acrimonious, the last thing either of them wants to discuss is the prospect of giving money to each other. But, the topic has to be dealt with and the only way to do it successfully is to go in armed with as much knowledge as possible.

When You Need A Massachusetts Divorce, According to Couple's Therapists

As any Massachusetts couple's therapist will tell you, it's not their place to advisDivorce 132.jpge you whether or not to get divorced; they're there to help you arrive at their patient's own conclusions. Still, they've stood on the platform and watched many a train go off the rails, which means they're adept at spotting it. You won't find many black and white issues in therapeutic settings, but a handful of therapists outlined the themes that most frequently end with a Google search for a Massachusetts divorce attorney.

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