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September 2015 Archives

What's the difference between visitation and a custody agreement?

Not all relationships last; that is a fact of life. Though many marriages and domestic partnerships in Massachusetts end in a very cut-and-dry manner, separations that involve children can prove more difficult to manage. Custody rights and visitation right are always a top concern among parents who are seeking divorce. It is important to point out that these two rights are not interchangeable.

Mediation is a good route for property division in Massachusetts

Even if you were the party who initiated the process, going through a divorce is often one of the most painful and stressful events in a person’s life. You must suddenly find a new way of living, split all assets fair and equally and, if you have children, make child support arrangements. Though most people set out to make their divorce as civil and stress-free as possible, the process often ends up spawning many disagreements. One of the best ways to work through a divorce in Massachusetts is mediation. This can be great for settling the division of assets and property.

What determines if a prenuptial agreement in conscionable?

Prenuptial agreements by their nature may not be equitable in the same sense as separation agreement entered into upon a divorce. Massachusetts law as interpreted by its courts holds that one spouse relinquishing claims to the existing assets of a future spouse – even if those assets are substantial – does not necessarily mean that a prenuptial agreement is invalid on its face.