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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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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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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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Mistakes to Avoid During Alimony Negotiations

No matter your reason for divorce, one of the most contentious issues that arise in any divorce is the subject of alimony. Alimony payments—also known in some states as “spousal support” or “maintenance” is the legal obligation that a supporting spouse pay to the supported spouse. Massachusetts courts generally award alimony to the lower-earning spouse so that spouse can maintain

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The Massachusetts Divorce Process: What You Need To Know

Whether you’re anticipating a separation or contemplating divorce, you should know some key information regarding divorce in Massachusetts. Reasons for Divorce There are several permitted grounds for divorce under Massachusetts law. Traditional fault grounds—such as adultery or incarceration—as well as no-fault grounds, are justifiable means for divorce. No-fault grounds describe a faultless but irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Support Payments

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Co-parenting in Massachusetts Pending Your Divorce

Co-parenting describes a parenting relationship in which the two parents of a child are not romantically involved but still assume joint responsibility for their child’s upbringing. The extent to which parents can effectively co-parent significantly impacts how children will adjust to the transitions associated with a separation or divorce. Parent Communication and Interaction Parents are responsible for major-life decisions, like

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 »

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 »

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 

Read More »

Mistakes to Avoid During Alimony Negotiations

No matter your reason for divorce, one of the most contentious issues that arise in any divorce is the subject of alimony. Alimony payments—also known in some states as “spousal support” or “maintenance” is the legal obligation that a supporting spouse pay to the supported spouse. Massachusetts courts generally award alimony to the lower-earning spouse so that spouse can maintain

Read More »
dividing property

The Massachusetts Divorce Process: What You Need To Know

Whether you’re anticipating a separation or contemplating divorce, you should know some key information regarding divorce in Massachusetts. Reasons for Divorce There are several permitted grounds for divorce under Massachusetts law. Traditional fault grounds—such as adultery or incarceration—as well as no-fault grounds, are justifiable means for divorce. No-fault grounds describe a faultless but irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Support Payments

Read More »

Co-parenting in Massachusetts Pending Your Divorce

Co-parenting describes a parenting relationship in which the two parents of a child are not romantically involved but still assume joint responsibility for their child’s upbringing. The extent to which parents can effectively co-parent significantly impacts how children will adjust to the transitions associated with a separation or divorce. Parent Communication and Interaction Parents are responsible for major-life decisions, like

Read More »

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