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Posts Categorized: Divorce

Recent Case re: Attribution of Income for Child Support and Alimony

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Alimony and child support determinations are often a hotly contested area within a divorce. Massachusetts has statutes and guidelines in place to help determine these amounts focusing on percentages of income that a party should have to pay. But what happens when a party loses their job? What if they voluntarily leave their current job and decide not to work,… READ MORE

15 Interview Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer

Posted on February 5th, 2017

Top 15 initial consultation questions to ask a Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Here are the top fifteen questions to ask a divorce attorney when you are interviewing.  As we explained in our article about how to find a divorce attorney, you should always interview several divorce lawyers before choosing one.  Once you locate several Massachusetts divorce lawyers to interview, bring some questions with… READ MORE

Six Tips for Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer

Posted on February 4th, 2017

Selecting the right divorce law firm may be one of the most important decisions you will make in your life, if you have the unfortunate circumstance of going through a divorce.  This guide is intended to provide in-depth instructions for locating, interviewing, and ultimately hiring the right divorce lawyer for your case.  There are thousands of lawyers in Massachusetts that practice… READ MORE

Alimony Duration – What Happens if Parties Marry Twice?

Posted on June 21st, 2016

The Recent Case of Marriage of Kareores Provides Direction for Family Court Judges In the 2016 case ELLEN DUFF-KAREORES vs. CHRISTOPHER KAREORES, the Supreme Judicial Court just published its holding that a family court judge may consider a parties’ first marriage, any cohabitation period between the first and second marriage, and the duration of the second marriage when considering the… READ MORE

Massachusetts Property Division v. Alimony Case Example

Posted on March 21st, 2016

Which is better, alimony or property? Question: I am negotiating my divorce settlement in Massachusetts and have the option of receiving alimony for a fixed period of time (e.g. five years) at a fixed amount (e.g. $5,000 per month) or to receive a certain amount of cash in our division of property (e.g. $250,000).  Which option should I choose? This… READ MORE

Ways to Speed Up a Divorce Case in Massachusetts

Posted on October 26th, 2015

Divorce taking too long?  Try these ideas to move your case to conclusion Free consultations – Serving Boston and Surrounding Areas Divorce cases can reach a conclusion very quickly, or they can take a very long time to complete.  With the case load that judges have on their plate, family law trials are generally being set six to nine months… READ MORE

The Pope’s Edict & It’s Effect on Annulments

Posted on September 15th, 2015

Boston Divorce Lawyer on Annulments and Catholic Law Boston Herald columnist Bob McGovern recently published a legal article discussing the Pope’s edict making Catholic annulments easier to obtain.  Mr. McGovern sought the advice of several Boston divorce attorneys, including Mr. Wilkinson, to gather information regarding whether legal annulments would be made easier by the new Catholic law. The Pope’s Mandate… READ MORE

Divorce Magazine Publication No. 1 – What to do when your spouse provides misleading financial disclosures?

Posted on April 10th, 2015

Divorce and Disclosure Laws in Boston – Family Law Attorneys When Financial Statements in Divorce are Fraudulent, Misleading or Incomplete In a vast number of divorce cases in Massachusetts, one party provides a financial statement to the other party and the Probate & Family Court that is misleading, incomplete, or downright fraudulent. Financial statements are required by every party in… READ MORE

Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Massachusetts

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Divorce Mediation Benefits in Massachusetts Serving Boston, Plymouth and the South Coast of Massachusetts – Free Consultations Mediation is an often used “alternative dispute resolution” tool for many different types of legal cases where parties are not initially in agreement and are ready to litigate in court.  Mediation is used in civil cases like product liability, negligence, breach of contract, and so… READ MORE