Alimony vs. Child Support

Getting Divorced? Know the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support

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In my divorce planning practice, I have been asked numerous times the question, “Which is better, alimony or child support?” Better is not the correct word to use in this situation and I am quick to point out that “more advantageous” is the proper phrase. In the eyes of the almighty Internal Revenue Service, alimony […]

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THE BENEFITS OF USING FIXED FEES IN CERTAIN FAMILY COURT CASES

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with using fixed and flat fees in certain types of family law cases. Frankly, the response from prospective clients has been very positive. Potential clients seem to like the idea that their costs is fixed and set, and that they can plan and budget for their case.  This makes sense […]

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Annamarie Rintala of Granby

Lesbians More Prone to Partner Violence Than Gay Men

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Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships Increases Shock waves have been ricocheting through Massachusetts recently. 1. In February, a Suffolk Superior Court jury found Nicole Chuminski guilty of a pair of counts on second-degree murder. During an argument between Chuminski and her lover Anna Reisopoulos, Chuminski went into a rage and left. Several hours later Chuminski […]

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The subject of same-sex marriage has generated vast public interest. The modern-day civil rights movement will affect the lives of millions

Keeping Same-Sex Marriage in the Dark

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When the U.S. Supreme Court Tried to Hide a Trial A right-wing majority of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) made history — again. The justices overturned a ruling by a federal judge that would have permitted TV coverage of a trial that ultimately decided the future of California’s Proposition 8. The trial was one of […]

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Military Divorce (Knol)

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The details regarding divorce where at least one of the partners is or has been a member of their country’s armed services. This knol examines divorce in the military. It has relevance to both spouses. It explains some of the details regarding divorce where at least one of the partners is or has been a […]

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Nobility Leads to Poverty

The Man’s No-Nonsense Divorce Primer

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Nobility Leads to Poverty Divorce is the quickest path to financial ruin, bar none. These days, the probability is significantly high that a married man eventually will be single again, returning to the scrimping lifestyle of his younger days. This unfortunate situation exists because of stark modern realities: America has a 50% divorce rate, for […]

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