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Financial issues when getting divorced after age 50

Since 1990, divorce among older adults has more than doubled in Massachusetts and in the rest of the country. The increase in divorces among people over age 50 has introduced several added considerations about finances and retirement. It is important for older adults to carefully consider their finances so that they can understand what type of impact their divorces might have if they decide to move forward with them.

Can I prevent a DNA test to establish paternity?

You are a mother who has, for reasons that many people would consider valid, kept quiet about the identity of your children's father or discouraged involvement between him and the children. Perhaps he was abusive or engaged in serious criminal activity. Bottom line: You thought it was best that the children not get to know him and vice versa. However, he has found out about the children or wants to be involved in their lives.

Figuring out spousal support in Massachusetts

The issue of spousal support can play a large and contentious role in the divorce process. Many people, when thinking of alimony, jump straight to the most extreme examples: the penniless spouse forced to pay alimony to a lazy ex, or, conversely, the homemaker left with nothing after years of marriage. Learning more about how support typically works in Massachusetts can help you get a more down-to-earth picture of what to expect.

How can a Massachusetts domestic violence victim get protection?

Domestic abuse is a serious offense. If you are experiencing violence at home, you have a legal right to protection. You may be able to get a restraining order—known as an abuse prevention order—to protect you and/or your children.

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