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Debt and property division may pose challenges during divorce

Without a doubt, getting divorced is not an easy process emotionally or financially in Massachusetts. One of the most challenging aspects of divorce to address is property division. This is particularly true for divorcing spouses who have large amounts of credit card to divide along with assets such as money and real estate.

401(k) division can be tricky during the divorce process

Keeping one's retirement assets intact is critical for creating the most financially stable future possible. This is why the division of retirement assets can be so unsettling for those going through the divorce process in Massachusetts and elsewhere. A particular aspect of the division of retirement benefits that can especially cause confusion is the splitting of a 401(k).

QDRO an important part of divorce process

During the dissolution of a marriage in Massachusetts, assets are typically divided. However, the division process does not happen automatically with retirement plans. This is why a qualified domestic relations order, or a QDRO, is an important part of the divorce process when retirement funds are involved.

Selling a home can complicate divorce process

A marital breakup in Massachusetts can understandably be challenging to navigate both financially and emotionally. However, making matters even more complicated is the decision to sell the marital home as part of the divorce process. A couple of tips may help to make the process easier for the parties involved.

Dividing artwork can be tricky during divorce process

During the dissolution of a marriage in Massachusetts, emotions can run high even in cases that start out relatively amicable. This is especially the case when a couple has high-value assets they need to divide. One type of asset that can cause conflict during the divorce process due to its high value is artwork. The values of artwork have particularly skyrocketed recently, and in some cases, the works of art are more highly valued than the houses holding them.

Family home may cause conflict during divorce process

During divorce proceedings in Massachusetts, a big decision that a couple may have trouble making is how they will handle the marital home. Typically, they both may have emotional ties to the residence. A couple of options for dealing with the marital home during the divorce process is to sell the house or to simply have one party keep the home.

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.

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