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How does divorce affect Social Security benefits?

Unless one is nearing the age to collect, Social Security benefits may not be a huge concern. However, for those couples in Massachusetts who are considering divorce, thinking about Social Security matters, as it can have a big impact on future finances. So, how does divorce affect Social Security?

Massachusetts property division: fighting over pets in divorce

There are numerous couples in Massachusetts who enjoy joint pet ownership. Unfortunately, when divorce enters into the picture, deciding what to do with an animal can cause quite a few problems. In fact, fighting over pets is actually a fairly common theme in divorce cases.

How long might a divorce take to complete?

When going through the divorce process, it is understandable that each spouse may want to get it over with as swiftly and smoothly as possible. The truth of the matter is that every divorce is different. Some couples in Massachusetts and elsewhere may be able to get through divorce rather quickly, while other couples may find that the process takes a substantial amount of time to complete.

Divorce -- sometimes it is for the best

For couples in Massachusetts or elsewhere, when considering divorce, it can be hard to see the benefits of going through the process. It is not an easy task to complete, and there may seem to be very little light at the end of the tunnel. The truth is, however, that even though this process is difficult, in the end sometimes divorce really is the best option for one's particular circumstances.

Get help resolving property division disagreements

The process of dividing property during a divorce can seem almost impossible for some couples in Massachusetts. Property division is considered to be one of the toughest parts of the divorce process, unless -- of course -- children are involved. Those who are struggling to come to fair settlements can seek legal assistance to help resolve the matter.

Will accusations of addiction affect the outcome of divorce?

According to a recent report, approximately 15 million Americans suffer from some sort of addiction. The majority of those are believed to overuse substances, such as alcohol and/or drugs, among various other things. This type of behavior is thought to be the cause of numerous divorces in Massachusetts and elsewhere. A person who is accused of addictive behaviors may find that his or her divorce settlement can be affected.

Massachusetts couples have a lot to do to get ready for divorce

Those in Massachusetts or elsewhere who are considering ending their marriages may feel overwhelmed by everything they must accomplish before papers are finally signed. The simple truth is that there is a lot to do in order to get ready for divorce. There is so much to accomplish that there are some things that may be easily overlooked.

Massachusetts divorce: Help leaving abusive relationships

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As such, it seems appropriate to discuss Massachusetts laws regarding this issue. At the end of the day, abuse in the home is a serious concern, and those who are ready to leave such relationships may seek the assistance of divorce attorneys in order to discuss their options.

Massachusetts divorce: Victims of domestic violence have options

It is not uncommon for victims of domestic violence to feel there is little they can do to improve their situations. Those subjected to this type of behavior often believe that they do not deserve to be treated any better, but that is simply not true. Whether a person lives in Massachusetts or elsewhere, if married to an abusive partner, it is possible to gain protection and -- if desired -- leave the situation by seeking a separation or divorce.

How are frozen embryos treated during divorce property division?

Massachusetts couples who are working through a divorce will have numerous decisions to make in order to come to a fair settlement. Property division can be draining, especially if the items being fought over are somewhat out of the norm. A case that is currently underway on the opposite side of the country is one of these situations, as frozen embryos are the "property" in question. Fertility issues are a very sensitive subject, and determining how one's chance at having children is to be treated because a marriage is ending can be, understandably, difficult.

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