Category Archives: Same Sex Divorce

Choosing a Divorce Lawyer (VIDEO)

Choosing a divorce attorney is a highly personal experience and there are many factors that should influence your decision. Finding a divorce lawyer that you connect with and trust is important, and it is equally essential that they have the … Continue reading

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Divorce Wisdom: When Not to Listen to the Advice of Others

If you are going through a divorce, you are no stranger to the advice of loved ones who mean well, but ultimately may not know what is best for you and your unique situation. Your family and friends, after all, … Continue reading

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Dating after Divorce

Beginning to date after a divorce can be tough. After all, you have been through a lot in your previous relationship, to put it mildly, and you may find it difficult to jump back into the dating pool. Dating someone … Continue reading

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Flushing the Negative at Mantokuji

Before modern divorce, the Mantokuji temple in Japan was known as the “divorce temple” — a place where women could separate from their husbands before law granted them the legal right to do so.  Historically, until the 19th century, Mantokuji … Continue reading

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A Revealing Look at the Modern Marriage

A recent study commissioned by UK law firm Slater & Gordon explores the state of marriage in the modern age.  The study surveyed 2,000 married people on their deepest feelings about matrimony, divorce and the consequences of both. Of those … Continue reading

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Home-field Advantage

Since Massachusetts legalized same sex marriage in 2004, the question of divorce has yet to be successfully and properly addressed by the state.  The first same sex divorce was filed shortly after the legalization; the courts were inadequately prepared to … Continue reading

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A Lesson in “How to Screw Up Your Divorce”

Divorce litigator Diana Mercer has some good advice intended to lead couples going through the divorce process down a better-lit road. Continue reading

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Using Cohabitation Agreements with Same-Sex Marriages

Two women married in Massachusetts and moved to Texas where they sought to divorce. The Texas court refused to divorce them because it did not recognize the validity of the Massachusetts marriage. Same-sex couples who marry here in Massachusetts may … Continue reading

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