Many Massachusetts residents walk outside as a form of exercise, transportation or even sightseeing. Most of these people likely find walking is an inexpensive, healthy and safe way to get around. However, the latter quality does not always hold true. Pedestrians in areas where motorized vehicles also travel sometimes find walking to be unsafe, and occasionally accidents occur resulting in personal injury or even death. Such was the case in a recent situation in which a pedestrian lost her life.
For many, having to end a marriage brings their dreams crashing down. It is not unusual for one party to want a divorce more than the other, and as a result, it is also not uncommon for at least one person to feel some emotional turmoil. However, letting these emotions play an important part in decision-making during legal proceedings is not wise.
Many divorced Massachusetts residents would agree that the process of dissolving a union is emotionally draining and sometimes complicated. However, separating couples who also have minor children together face some unique challenges. In addition to all other facets of divorce, they must also negotiate details around living arrangements, separate parenting time and financial support. Typically, one parent will be required to pay child support to the other so that both parents contribute to maintaining the child's standard of living.
In the event of divorce, each party must make important decisions in various aspects of their lives: living arrangements, financial support, children, etc. Typically, if spousal support is to be determined, the divorcing couple will discuss it later in the proceedings, as the plan for division of property and other assets should be in place first. Massachusetts divorcing couples would be wise to know some points about spousal support, including how it is calculated and what can be done if the payor fails to follow through or either party's circumstances change.
Most people view a driver's licence as a ticket to freedom, independence and convenient travel, a perception which likely explains why many elderly drivers are so reluctant to hand over their keys. However, some Massachusetts older drivers no longer have the faculties required to safely operate a motor vehicle and should seriously consider the personal injury they may cause others if they continue driving. Unfortunately, such a warning may be too late for an elderly woman who seriously injured another woman in a parking lot.