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Supreme Court hears arguments for, against, same-sex marriage

While Massachusetts settled the issue of same-sex marriage more than 10 years ago, becoming the first state in the nation to perform gay marriages in May of 2004, other states have lagged behind. This all may change, however, as the Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments from both opponents and proponents of same-sex marriage.

What happens to underwater mortgages in a divorce?

One of the unhappy surprises in a divorce can be learning that there is no equity in the marital home. But it's even worse to discover there is more owed on the property than it is worth, a condition known colloquially as being "underwater."

How to keep it together during divorce

It doesn't matter if both parties were eager to split, divorce has a way of taking the wind out of our sails. You are changing the status quo permanently, and even if a divorce was the last thing that you wanted, you will need to adapt to the reality that it is the new normal. Below are some tips for managing your divorce and coming out on top.

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