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Boston Family Law Blog

Divorce Questions: How Does Adultery Affect A Divorce Case?

infideltiy.jpgMarriages can end when one member of the couple discovers that the other has had an adulterous relationship. How important is the impact of the extra-marital relationship on the divorce itself? Legally, the answer varies from state to state. In some states, there is very little impact at all while, in others, it can have a substantial influence on the outcome.

Getting divorced without breaking the bank

Break the bank.jpgJennifer Zoschak, a partner in the family law firm of Oswald & Zoschak in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, handled the divorce of a couple that had been married for more than 20 years. The wife-who she represented-earned 40 percent less than the husband, so Zoschak knew that alimony would likely be part of any settlement they reached in dissolving this long-term marriage.

Certain changes in financial behavior and conversations about money are sure-fire signs that your spouse is preparing to split up.

Money.jpgOver 25 years, I've worked on the financial aspects of more than 1,300 cases of divorce. Rarely are both spouses in sync when it comes to filing; one spouse is usually laying the groundwork before the other.

You thought it was until death do you part, but now you're headed to divorce court.

Resetting Your Retirement After Divorce

retirement.jpgWhen couples divorce, long-term financial priorities sometimes receive the least attention.
Many money issues are about immediate needs - where to live, how to handle everyday expenses and if there are kids, how to support their needs in two households, not one.

Handling Your Divorce Like an Air-Traffic Controller

compromise.jpgThe stresses placed on divorcing couples, who are making decisions about custody, spousal support, equitable distribution and parenting plans are not unlike those of air-traffic controllers, who are trying to safely land multiple jumbo jets coming in on multiple runways. Perhaps these aren't life or death decisions, but that depends entirely on your perspective!

Divorce Can Mean a Trip Down the Economic Ladder for Women

crying woman.jpgDivorce can be a one-way ticket down the road to financial instability for many women, especially for those who are middle class or low-income.

The Real, Honest-To-Goodness Truth About Co-Parenting

parenting.jpgI've recently stumbled upon a number of extremely positive articles related to the subject of co-parenting with the ex and their new (or not so new) spouse. Articles in which the author welcomes the new "other" woman into the family, thanks them for the role they play in their child's life or sings the praises of an ex's role in raising their children.

Odd paternity case: Twins with different fathers

twins.jpg(NEWSER) - In just the third such court case in the country, a New Jersey judge has ruled a man is father to one twin while another man is father to the other. The children's mother named a man, identified as "AS," as the father of her twin girls, born in January 2013, when she applied for public assistance in Passaic County, the Star-Ledger reports. When she acknowledged that she'd had sex with another man within a week of her encounter with AS, a DNA test was conducted. It revealed what the New York Times calls "a tangled web of love and biology." AS had fertilized one egg with 99.9% certainty; the other was fertilized by the other man during the same menstrual cycle. Judge Sohail Mohammed ruled AS must pay child support for only the child he fathered, totaling $28 a week.

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