Birdnesting What It Is and Why It is Popular

Family law attorneys, counselors, and psychologists all do their best to minimize trauma for the children in  situations where the parents are separating or going through a divorce. One new method of coping with the trauma is called “birdnesting, “ which is a means of keeping the family home intact and providing stability for the…

Gay Divorce and You

Gay, or same-sex divorce, is a relatively new phenomenon since the historic passage of Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 in which the U.S. Supreme court legitimized same-sex marriage in every state. Massachusetts had been ahead of the curve since it legalized same-sex marriage in 2004 in the case of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health,…

How Boston Courts Determine Alimony

Alimony, or spousal support, is available in a divorce or separation where the needy spouse can demonstrate that there is a pressing financial need, and the paying spouse has the ability to pay. These payments are in addition to a child support order that may affect the decision whether to award spousal support. The decision…

What Happens When A Divorce is Contested?

Going through a divorce can be emotionally wrenching for most people, especially if there are children involved. Property division can be just as heated as can the question of alimony or spousal maintenance. Divorcing couples are always encouraged to compromise or come to some agreement over these matters since legal fees add up quickly.