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June 2014 Archives

Clerical error sends dad to jail for failing to pay child support

Most states across the nation, including our state of Massachusetts, recognize how important it is to enforce child support orders handed down by family law judges. Because of how important these payments are to the parent and child receiving them, some states even have programs that offer wage garnishment. This not only ensures that the ordered funds reach the child, but the parent responsible for making the payment does not suffer any legal consequences for not paying.

What steps should be taken to close a business in Massachusetts?

Part of being a business owner is making hard choices. Even though owners and their employees might work very hard, uncontrollable circumstances can make this a very difficult prospect. As a result, business owners may have to shutter the doors of their business.

First-time Massachusetts homebuyers may face added challenges

For many Massachusetts workers, buying a house is the quintessential American dream. Such a goal often involves years of saving and planning. For example, in order to qualify for the most favorable mortgage rates, a homebuyer may need to make a sizable down payment, perhaps as much as 20 percent.

Actress to pay $16,000 in monthly child support payments

The ramifications of a relationship can last for years -- particularly when children are involved. This is true even if a couple never gets married. This can be true when issues of child support are in question -- and when large amounts of money are at stake.

Restrictions on jumbo mortgages may be loosening

As readers may know, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are stockholder-owned corporations that, according to their websites, purchase mortgage loans complying with certain guidelines. Those mortgages are then packaged into securities that investors can purchase.

Staying together for the kids often makes sense -- to a point

One of the main concerns people have when getting divorced is the impact it will have on their children -- and rightfully so. Impressionable kids can be affected by a divorce for the rest of their lives. Thus, many parents choose to keep their families together by staying married, figuring that the emotional costs of a child custody decision might be too much to bear.

Boston mayor creates new zoning chief position

If readers needed a sign that local zoning disputes can be big business, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently created a new senior-level zoning chief for Boston’s City Hall. The position’s duties include making regulatory and operational recommendations that impact the Boston area.

Choosing the time for your divorce can be crucially important

For some Massachusetts couples, divorce becomes inevitable at some point. With so many marriages ending in divorce these days, ending a marriage is on the mind of someone, somewhere every day. But that doesn't mean that officially filing for divorce as soon as that tipping point has been reached is necessarily a good idea.

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