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2016

Same Sex Divorce When Children Are Involved: Determining Child Custody When There's Only One Birth Parent

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As the first state tolegalize same sex marriage on May 18, 2004, Massachusetts became a forerunner of what was to come in the next 12 years for the United States. Unfortunately, with the right to get married, same sex couples also have the right to get divorced. While prior to same sex marriages being federally recognized, child custody issues could work out badly for the non-birth parent. With same sex marriages now legal throughout the country, same sex couples are both allowed on a birth certificate, giving both parents equal rights to the children born of the marriage, regardless of who is the biological parent.…

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Non-Financial Benefits Of Prenuptial Agreements

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Some people may not see the necessity of prenuptial agreements (popularly called prenups) because they are convinced that their relationships transcend money. Others also don’t care for the agreements because they think their meager resources don’t warrant prenups. You should know that a prenup is still useful because you don’t know what the future entails, and the agreements aren’t just about preempting monetary disputes. Here are three nonfinancial reasons for having a prenup:…

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3 Ways To Cope With Stress When Facing A Contested Divorce

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Getting divorced is hard enough. But when the other party is fighting you and doesn’t want the divorce to happen, that only makes things that much worse. You end up fighting twice as hard just to be able to dissolve the marriage and move on with your life. This gets frustrating even more so when you weren’t the one who caused the problems in the first place. To help you deal with the stress and frustration of a contested divorce, follow the tips below.…

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