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Marital home can be complex to address during divorce process

Financial matters are one of the major reasons for the dissolution of a marriage today. Thus, it is not surprising that couples going through the divorce process often fall behind on their mortgages and face foreclosure. A couple of tips may help couples dealing with a marital home during divorce in Massachusetts.

Those in divorce process may have misconception about adultery

Getting divorced in Massachusetts is understandably an emotionally and financially trying experience. In many cases, those interested in breaking free from a marriage have misconceptions regarding the divorce process. One of these misconceptions has to do with adultery.

Tips for minimizing the costs of divorce

There’s a reason that even attorneys hire their own counsel when going through a divorce. As a practical matter, the number of administrative details in a divorce proceeding can be overwhelming. From responding to the procedural requirements, such as court filings and hearings, to reaching agreement on the various issues that need to be settled, the demands upon an individual’s time can be substantial.

Dividing the marital estate: part two

A divorce can be a time of emotional upset and uncertainty. Many new lifestyle changes may lie ahead. An individual may need to draw up a financial strategy for how he or she will handle a new living budget post-divorce. Yet before an individual looks too far ahead, there is a more immediate matter to attend to: dividing the marital estate.

The topic of property division is vital during divorce

No matter how contentious a divorce is (or isn't) and no matter how much wealth a couple has (or lacks), there will always be the matter of property division in a divorce. "Property" can actually constitute a wide variety of entities in a divorce. For example, did you know that debt is actually something that can be divided up in a divorce? Did you know that, depending on the case, your pet could be considered a piece of property that only one of you gets?

Getting divorced? How to retain ownership of a pet

Millions of American households have at least one pet and, for many pet owners, a dog or cat is regarded as being another member of the family. It makes sense, therefore, that issues related to pet ownership can become heated and contentious during a divorce. This can be especially true in cases where spouses purchased or adopted a pet together or where one spouse intentionally tries to use a pet to get back at a soon-to-be ex-spouse.

Separate property: when it may be eligible for distribution

If you are getting divorced, one of your primary concerns about the process is what will happen to all your assets. After all, ending a marriage will require that you and your soon-to-be ex divide up the properties, money and even the debts you have accumulated during the marriage, and this can be a troubling thought.

What factors do Massachusetts judges consider in assigning property?

In divorce, couples are ideally able to come to a mutually acceptable agreement regarding the division of marital property. Many couples, however, are not able to do this and must have the intervention of a court to solve the matter. As we've previously mentioned on this blog, Massachusetts courts utilize an approach to property division known as equitable distribution.

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