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April 2014 Archives

Digital privacy clause becoming popular in prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be powerful tools to protect an individual in the event of a divorce. Though some see these agreements as merely planning for a failed marriage, they can actually provide comfort for a marrying couple, keeping financial concerns out of the mix. For many Massachusetts residents, a prenuptial agreement, which is created before a marriage, or a postnuptial agreement, created after a marriage, addresses waiver of alimony and division of assets, including business assets, pensions or retirement plans, and other existing property.

How do Massachusetts' divorcing couples split student loans?

Student loans have become a major financial burden for individuals across America, including those in Massachusetts. In fact, in 2012, bachelor degree earners averaged $29,400 in debt upon graduation. Many individuals considering divorce may be concerned about how this debt will be divided when a marriage is dissolved. Hopefully this post will help clear up some common misconceptions.

An emerging trend in local residential real estate

According to a recent article, the Boston area housing market is getting downright competitive. As a sign of that market frenzy, many buyers’ offers now include escalation clauses -- agreements to pay a specific amount over the highest bid on a property.

High asset divorce focuses on art collection

Though it does not have to be, divorce can be contentious under any circumstances. However, a heated divorce may be more likely when a splitting couple has significant assets and high income. Under these circumstances, arguments may develop over asset division and alimony, the outcomes of which could make or break the financial futures of those involved.

Massachusetts bill could help 'protect children' during divorce

Any Massachusetts couple going through a divorce knows that discussing things like property division and spousal support are not easy. The situation may be even more difficult when children are involved, as any good parent wants what is best for their children.

Massachusetts residents bring zoning dispute against developer

For residential and commercial developers alike, it can be a dangerous mistake to assume that land use and zoning laws in a new location will be similar. Indeed, a real estate attorney knows that differences can be significant from municipality to municipality. For that reason, any individual or entity planning on a new building project would be wise to consult with a real estate attorney.

Beyond courtroom drama: arbitration as a way to resolve disputes

Americans have long shown an affinity for courtroom dramas. From Perry Mason in the days of black-and-white television down through LA Law and beyond, the spectacle of dueling lawyers in the courtroom has a proven record for solid ratings.

Those facing gray divorce should address retirement accounts

As many Massachusetts residents may have heard, so-called "gray divorces," those that occur between couples age 50 and older, are becoming more common. In fact, a study conducted by researchers at Bowling Green State University found that gray divorces doubled between 1990 and 2010. In fact, nearly 25 percent of all divorces in 2010 were amongst those 50 and older, and the figure is expected to rise in the coming years.

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