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It is customary in Islam that parties negotiate a mahr. A mahr is a payment from the groom to the bride at the time of the marriage and becomes the bride’s property. During a divorce, does Massachusetts have the authority to enforce the mahr?

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divorce and mental health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.” [1] A decline in a person’s mental health can be triggered by major life events (i.e. birth, death, divorce, job(s), etc.). When going through a divorce, you must…

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If you’re thinking about divorce, then it is best to be prepared prior to filing for divorce. Planning ahead will help expedite the process and give you an advantage over your unprepared spouse. Below is a list of 10 steps you can take prior to…

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President Donald Trump’s busy first weeks in office included the signing of an executive order on immigration that, among other things, serves to ban citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States for the next one hundred and twenty days. This order sparked…

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A lawyer in Ohio made national headlines a short while ago after she was held in contempt for refusing to obey a judge’s order to remove a political pin from her suit. While the term contempt is familiar to most people, few understand when and…

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Just because a marriage is not going well does not mean that the parties should get divorced. There are a multitude of reasons for a failing marriage, but most could be resolved with better communication. Therapy is common for non communicating couples. My personal opinion…

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