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Can I get a temporary restraining order against my ex?

Individuals who are married, living together, have a child together, or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship can request an a 209A Order in Massachusetts, also known as the abuse prevention law which allows victims to ask for a court order to protect them. This is sometimes also referred to as an abuse prevention order, restraining order,

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Understand the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support

While every divorce is as different as every marriage, one thing is for sure—when getting divorced, you will be taking a deep dive into your marital finances. In addition to valuing assets and debts, determining the value of property and retirement benefits, you will also learn if one spouse will be entitled to financial support. Whether you will be the

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Child Relocation Laws During Your Divorce In Massachusetts 

Thinking about relocating the kids during a divorce? Think again. Massachusetts has stringent laws about moving your children.   As an individual, you always have a right to leave, as long as the kids aren’t going along. Whether you’re a parent wanting to relocate or a parent fighting the relocation of your children, you need to understand your rights.  A

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The Consequences Of Hiding Assets During Divorce

While weddings can bring out the best in people, divorce can do the opposite. With financial issues noted as one of the leading causes of divorce, it’s no surprise that a spouse may attempt to conceal assets. Whether or not you’re facing a high-stakes divorce, many spouses attempt to keep funds shielded from the property division process. This is not

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The Truth About Prenuptial Agreements And Who Should Have One

You may have recently entered a new relationship status—fiancée. However, the last thing on many new couples’ minds is a prenup.  Couples often wonder if they need a prenuptial agreement. While some couples view a prenup as an exit strategy to a quick divorce, others view it as an insurance policy.   Think of it this way, are you doomed

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Attorney Katharine G. Kelly Named 2021 Super Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Katharine Kelly has been selected as a 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer

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When an Older Couple Divorces, Does Massachusetts Law Consider the Length of the Marriage?

Rise of the Gray Divorce  While short-lived marriages are the stuff of tabloid articles and morbid curiosity, the public tends to think of twenty-year or thirty-year marriages as unshakeable. With advances in medicine and an overall increase in lifespans from our parents’ and grandparents’ generations, there has come about a new social phenomenon: the “gray” or “silver” divorce. Other names

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Property Division During Divorce When Only One Name Is On The Deed

Just like every marriage is different, the details of every divorce are different too. Couples have numerous reasons for only having one spouse’s name on the deed of their home. If this is the case for you and your spouse, this does not mean the deed holder automatically is awarded the house. Let’s review Massachusetts marital property laws to better

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What You Need to Know About Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and Divorce 

As part of the divorce process, both parties are required to complete a financial disclosure. This ensures both parties have a complete picture regarding finances. The financial disclosure includes details about all assets and compensation, including and Restricted Stock Units (RSU) grants. Before understanding how RSUs are divided in a divorce, let’s review a few basics.   Restricted Stock Units 

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Can I get a temporary restraining order against my ex?

Individuals who are married, living together, have a child together, or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship can request an a 209A Order in Massachusetts, also known as the abuse prevention law which allows victims to ask for a court order to protect them. This is sometimes also referred to as an abuse prevention order, restraining order,

Read More »

Understand the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support

While every divorce is as different as every marriage, one thing is for sure—when getting divorced, you will be taking a deep dive into your marital finances. In addition to valuing assets and debts, determining the value of property and retirement benefits, you will also learn if one spouse will be entitled to financial support. Whether you will be the

Read More »

Child Relocation Laws During Your Divorce In Massachusetts 

Thinking about relocating the kids during a divorce? Think again. Massachusetts has stringent laws about moving your children.   As an individual, you always have a right to leave, as long as the kids aren’t going along. Whether you’re a parent wanting to relocate or a parent fighting the relocation of your children, you need to understand your rights.  A

Read More »

The Consequences Of Hiding Assets During Divorce

While weddings can bring out the best in people, divorce can do the opposite. With financial issues noted as one of the leading causes of divorce, it’s no surprise that a spouse may attempt to conceal assets. Whether or not you’re facing a high-stakes divorce, many spouses attempt to keep funds shielded from the property division process. This is not

Read More »

The Truth About Prenuptial Agreements And Who Should Have One

You may have recently entered a new relationship status—fiancée. However, the last thing on many new couples’ minds is a prenup.  Couples often wonder if they need a prenuptial agreement. While some couples view a prenup as an exit strategy to a quick divorce, others view it as an insurance policy.   Think of it this way, are you doomed

Read More »

Attorney Katharine G. Kelly Named 2021 Super Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Katharine Kelly has been selected as a 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer

Read More »

When an Older Couple Divorces, Does Massachusetts Law Consider the Length of the Marriage?

Rise of the Gray Divorce  While short-lived marriages are the stuff of tabloid articles and morbid curiosity, the public tends to think of twenty-year or thirty-year marriages as unshakeable. With advances in medicine and an overall increase in lifespans from our parents’ and grandparents’ generations, there has come about a new social phenomenon: the “gray” or “silver” divorce. Other names

Read More »

Property Division During Divorce When Only One Name Is On The Deed

Just like every marriage is different, the details of every divorce are different too. Couples have numerous reasons for only having one spouse’s name on the deed of their home. If this is the case for you and your spouse, this does not mean the deed holder automatically is awarded the house. Let’s review Massachusetts marital property laws to better

Read More »

What You Need to Know About Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and Divorce 

As part of the divorce process, both parties are required to complete a financial disclosure. This ensures both parties have a complete picture regarding finances. The financial disclosure includes details about all assets and compensation, including and Restricted Stock Units (RSU) grants. Before understanding how RSUs are divided in a divorce, let’s review a few basics.   Restricted Stock Units 

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