Today, it is much more common to have children outside of marriage. In fact, 40% of children born in the U.S. today are born to parents who are not married (NPR.org).
Happy holidays, everyone.
As we approach the holiday season, it is important to remember that, regardless of what may have happened in the past, the focus should be on the future.
Child abuse or neglect are serious matters that need to be addressed immediately. Unfortunately, many parents fail to take appropriate steps towards ensuring that suspicions of child abuse or neglect are addressed, either due to fear that doing so will cause additional harm to the child or that it will place their own parenting into question.
On September 26, 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed an act reforming alimony in the Commonwealth, the "Alimony Reform Act of 2011". This alimony reform has significant repercussions on currently existing alimony orders, as well as future alimony judgments, and will become effective March 1, 2012.