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Posts Categorized: Divorce

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

Five Keys to Success in Court in Massachusetts Divorce Cases

Posted on January 4th, 2015

Top 5 Ways to Succeed in Court in a Divorce Case in Massachusetts If you have to appear in court in a divorce case (or if you were the party to file a motion or request to set trial), you need to be prepared. Here are the top five ways to secure the best outcome in a divorce case in… READ MORE

Case Studies – Conduct of Parties Effecting Property Division and Alimony

Posted on December 1st, 2014

Cases Discussing Conduct of the Parties in Relation to Property Division and Alimony Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, §34 discusses the various factors that the court can (and in some cases must) consider when determining alimony and property division in a divorce case.  There are about ten factors that the court considers when dividing property and ordering alimony. For example the court can take… READ MORE

Out of State Civil Unions – Valid in Massachusetts?

Posted on November 24th, 2014

Are Out of State Civil Unions Treated like Divorce Cases in Massachusetts? Civil Unions are still legal in many states including Vermont. In Elia-Warnken v. Elia, 463 Mass. 29 (July 26, 2012), a case of first impression for Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was required to determine whether Massachusetts recognizes civil unions as a valid marriage under Massachusetts law… READ MORE

What is the Difference Between a Fault and No-Fault Divorce in Massachusetts?

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Many family law parties wonder what the difference is between a fault divorce and no-fault divorce.  This article helps clear up the mystery. Divorce Lawyers in Bristol County and Plymouth County, Massachusetts Divorce in Massachusetts is classified as either “contested” or “uncontested”.  An uncontested divorce occurs when the parties file a joint petition along with an agreement to resolve their… READ MORE