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Domestic violence affects children, too

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be so preoccupied with avoiding the blows coming your way that you haven't considered the effect the abuse has on your children. While that may be understandable to an extent, as a parent, you don't have that luxury. Your kids have to come first.

What to do when an agency oversteps its bounds?

What can parents do to fight back against a state agency that's determined to take the custody of their children away? Certainly there are parents whose abusive actions and neglectfulness makes them unfit for the job of parenting their own sons and daughters, but the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families has seen its share of aggressive custody grabs under circumstances that are dubious at best.

Might a lump-sum alimony payment be in your future?

If you are going through a divorce, the issue of alimony may be raised. Will you have to pay or will you be on the receiving end? While spousal support payments are determined by various factors, including but not limited to the incomes of both parties, there are also other points to consider.

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