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September 2014 Archives

Dividing property after a divorce

If a divorcing couple has not settled their division of assets through a signed Marital Settlement Agreement in Massachusetts, the issue is left to the courts. Massachusetts is an 'equitable distribution" state, meaning that if the parties cannot agree on how to divide their assets and debt, the Family Court within the Judgment of Divorce will award property based on what is deemed to be fair.

Massachusetts hopes gay marriage rights will spread

Going through a divorce can be difficult for any couple that wishes to no longer be married. The process can at times be drawn-out and stressful, depending on the circumstances of the situation. For individuals involved in a gay marriage situation, their wish to divorce can become even more difficult if they live in a state where their marriage is not recognized as legal.

High net-worth divorce could complicate Massachusetts proceedings

For many Massachusetts residents, being successful may mean gaining a considerable amount of money. Measuring success in this manner is not uncommon, and many individuals hope to maintain a certain level of wealth once it has been achieved. However, high net-worth divorce could threaten a person's ability to remain in control of their assets, especially if there was not a prenuptial agreement in place.