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Health insurance an important consideration during divorce

The emotional and financial aspects of a marital breakup can easily overwhelm the person going through it. A particular concern when it comes to finances during divorce is determining how to handle health insurance. A couple of tips may help with addressing medical insurance following the dissolution of a marriage in Massachusetts.

Divorce does not have to prevent children from going to college

When two people decide to get divorced, their finances can unfortunately take a hit. If they have children and were planning for the children's college expenses prior to the divorce, their college-savings plans may take a hit, too. However, a couple of steps may help them to keep their marital dissolution from sabotaging their children's college education in Massachusetts.

Finances may complicate divorce proceeding

Not all marriages in Massachusetts end up lasting long term. In situations where couples feel they would be better off separate than together, they may end up making the difficult decision to get divorced. A couple of tips might help those going through divorce to protect their best interests.

How parents can get along after divorce

You may not think about how to have a successful co-parenting relationship in the midst of a contentious divorce, but perhaps you should. Family court judges in Massachusetts have expectations of divorcing parents, and those who do not live up to it run could run afoul of the court.  Even worse, the children may be negatively affected by their parents’ ongoing battles.

Identifying assets important step in preparing for divorce

The process of dissolving a Massachusetts marriage can be a harrowing time emotionally. However, it is essential to avoid losing sight of the big picture when navigating this type of family law proceeding. A couple of tips may make it possible to be financially prepared for the divorce process as much as possible.

Dividing assets 50/50 during divorce may not be fair

When people think about how to proceed with their negotiations when dissolving a marriage, they typically look at the biggest assets first. These include the marital home or the car. However, other important assets to consider during a divorce proceeding include retirement plans and stock awards, and these assets can be complicated to address.

Divorce mediation offers multiple benefits

Through mediation, a couple who is going through a divorce can attempt to resolve issues involving matters such as debt, property division and child support. Other issues that can be solved through this process, which is professionally guided, include the payment of college expenses, health insurance and alimony. Mediation offers several benefits when compared to divorce litigation in Massachusetts.

Estate planning tip: consider a living revocable trust

After an individual’s passing, the reason that a will must be probated is that a court must officially transfer title of the deceased’s assets to the named beneficiaries. A living revocable trust circumvents this requirement because it transfers title to the trust, all while an individual is still alive.

A prenuptial agreement can reveal a partner's financial values

Couples may not want to talk about finances before marriage, but this conversation could be just as important as other lifestyle decisions, such as whether to have kids and what kind of values will be conveyed to them.

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