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Basic financial aspects to consider in a Massachusetts divorce

For many divorcing Massachusetts couples, the most stressful part of the end of a marriage isn't necessarily the emotional aspects, but rather, the financial ones. Divorce brings with it a number of financial matters that may, at first, seem overwhelming. However, with the guidance of a legal professional, these seemingly insurmountable issues are not just manageable -- they're the first step for many toward realizing a more positive future post-divorce.

Lessening blows to retirement savings in divorce asset division

For older Massachusetts couples, the end of their marriage often packs a one-two punch. Not only is their relationship ending, but along with that goes the carefully laid plans and savings for retirement. When it comes to divorce, the financial aspects can be just as upsetting as the emotional ones. Thankfully, however, this doesn't necessarily have to be the case, as there are some possible strategies that may soften the financial blows.

Divorce: A little financial planning now can go a long way later

No one goes into a marriage thinking about the day it might end. However, since Massachusetts is said to have one of the lowest divorce rates in the nation, it never hurts to be prepared. Divorce is not just an emotional and legal process. It's a financial one as well, so a little bit of fact-gathering and planning now can potentially make a big difference later.

Co-parenting in Massachusetts after a divorce

Parenting is difficult, no matter what. When parents divorce, it creates a whole new set of child-rearing challenges. Thankfully, for Massachusetts parents who are worried about how ending their marriage might affect their children, there are several ways moms and dads can co-parent effectively after divorce.

Hostile behavior, not the divorce itself, linked to illness

As is often the case, the details can make all the difference. A newly released study linking psychological stress during childhood to illness may have some divorcing Massachusetts parents in a panic. The key, however, seems to be whether the divorce was cooperative or non-cooperative.

No such thing as too much information in a Massachusetts divorce

There is never such a thing as having too much information. From choices as small as which product to purchase to those as large as ending a marriage, the more Massachusetts individuals educate themselves, the more prepared they will be to make informed and rational decisions. When it comes to such complex issues as divorce, the more facts someone has, the better.

Massachusetts couples may want to consider collaborative divorce

For Massachusetts individuals considering ending their marriages, there are about as many different approaches as there are couples. Just like every marriage is different, so is every divorce. Many families, though, are choosing to explore a newer option known as collaborate divorce.

Property division options to consider in a Massachusetts divorce

Divorce is, without question, stressful and emotional. It may be difficult for individuals to think clearly and make sound decisions in regard to their financial futures. However, it's important to be aware of all options when it comes to property division in Massachusetts so that the right choices can be made for the short and long term.

Contemplating a Massachusetts divorce? Top issues to consider

Every year, the month of January shows a noticeable spike in the number of couples who file for divorce. No matter how sure a resident of Massachusetts is that he or she is ready to divorce, this decision may be fraught with a number of concerns. Generally, though, the top three issues to concentrate on are spousal support, property division and child custody.

Deciding whether to sell your Massachusetts home after divorce

For divorcing Massachusetts couples, deciding what to do with the family home may be one of the biggest decisions they face. Determining property division during a divorce must be weighed carefully before choosing an option that could be financially harmful to one or both parties in the future. There are many legal issues to consider and pros and cons that go along with each.

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