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10 Ways a Massachusetts Divorce Can Affect Your Credit

A Massachusetts divorce can have an impact on your credit, though theCredit History.jpg proceedings themselves are not the reason for this. Couples shouldn't expect their credit scores to plummet the second they file for divorce. However, there are things that occur during divorce that can have a negative impact on credit.

Why Do You Stay in an Unhappy Marriage?

It seems like there are two different types of Massachusetts divorces:Divorce 88.jpg
1. Those that last decades, fighting tooth and nail over every spoon, chair, and penny, and
2. Those that seem to simply dissolve quietly before our eyes, as if it had all only been an illusion in the first place.

Stay-at-Home Massachusetts Dads Deserve Alimony Too!

Traditionally, when society speaks about or thinks of alimony, it has been given byStay at home dad 1.jpg Massachusetts men to their ex-wives. However, in the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of men requesting and receiving alimony. As the number of women climbing the career ladder rises, so does the number of stay-at-home fathers, as well as the number of men seeking alimony. Women are now actually the top earners in one-third of all marriages, and as women continue to narrow the income gap, it has resulted in some unforeseen consequences, especially when it comes to divorce.

IRS Tax Tip: What Massachusetts Members of Military Should Know about the Earned Income Tax Credit

The IRS reminds members of the Massachusetts military and veterans that they Tax Planning.jpgmay qualify for the earned income tax credit. This credit benefits certain people who work and have earned income that's less than $53,930.

Financial Strategies For Divorcing a Massachusetts Narcissist

In recent years, the word "narcissist" has crept into the popular vernacular toStress - Frustration.jpeg mean someone who's conceited and excessively self-involved. But even though self-confidence can be expressed in a way that makes a person condescending and obnoxious, narcissism is something more. It is a real psychological disorder above and beyond being someone who's merely full of themselves.

My Adult Child is Getting Divorce in Massachusetts, So Why Am I Being Asked About My Assets?

When their child is getting divorced in Massachusetts, most parents are appalled toDivorce 71.jpeg to learn that Massachusetts, unlike other states, allows the court to consider the future inheritance of a divorcing spouse when determining how to divide the marital estate. Although a future expectancy of an inheritance is not divisible in a divorce, "the opportunity of each for future acquisition of capital assets and income: is one factor, among many, that the court weighs in the process of equitable distribution.

Can Child Support Be Modified Retroactively in Massachusetts? Maybe

When it comes to a Massachusetts divorce, not all separation agreements areChild Support 9.jpg created equal. In fact, a well-crafted agreement can provide a divorcing spouse with a degree of economic protection that far surpasses what would be guaranteed by state law.

2017 Changes to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines

Under Massachusetts Law, the Child Support Guidelines must be reviewed everyChild Support Agreement.jpeg four (4) years by a task force to determine whether any revisions are required to usher in a fairer way of apportioning family expenses, including but not limited to child care, health care and college.

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