Additional info: I am getting a divorce. My wife is a neurological surgeon and has her own private practice in Framingham so she makes significantly more money than I do. I know I will be entitled to alimony but could you please tell me how the new alimony law in MA and what
Additional Information: I have been divorced almost 10 years now and was awarded sole custody of our now 16 year-old son. My ex-wife has recently expressed an interest in now forming a relationship him. My question is can my wife petition for a divorce modification for joint custody now? My son and I
Additional Information: My ex-husband provides child support and alimony and I just got laid off from my job. We live in the Greater Boston area and I won’t be able to make rent without additional support if I don’t find a job in the next month or so. Is it possible to modify
Additional Information: My ex husband have been divorced for almost 6 years. My daughter and I live in Wayland close to my parents and they have provided a lot of emotional and financial support as my ex has been in contempt of divorce decree for several years. Now, I’m not sure if there’s
Additional Information: My ex-wife is denying me my second part of my summer visitation with the kids. I live in Framingham, MA and a couple of days into my 14 day summer visitation she came to pick them up, did not return them and has not allowed me to speak with my kids.
Additional Information: When my husband and I were engaged, I finished business school and as a graduation present my parents gave me $50K to start my own company. We got married, bought a home in Ashland, and started a family right away. I never started my business and the money has been in
Additional Information: My husband moved out of our Southborough home almost 18 months ago. We are on good terms with one another and have an agreed up on schedule for time with the kids. He currently pays for daycare for our youngest, but I think he should contribute more to kid-related expenses. ATTORNEY
Most people assume that a divorcing couple’s assets will be divided according to what they own at the time they separate. But in some cases, things that happen after a couple split up can affect what they’re entitled to in a divorce. Only an attorney with expertise in divorce law can determine exactly
Federal government benefits – such as from Social Security or the military – have their own rules, and those rules usually trump state law. So sometimes it’s unclear whether a state divorce court can divide up a federal payment. However, in several recent cases, it was determined that federal payments could be split
The most common fault ground for divorce in Massachusetts is Cruel and Abusive Treatment. You need to show that something your spouse knowingly did or didn’t do caused you harm or upset. Acts of physical abuse are cruel and abusive treatment. Sometimes certain forms of mental cruelty may be enough. You have to
A “no fault” divorce in Massachusetts is a divorce in which the marriage is broken beyond repair but where neither spouse blames the other. In Massachusetts, the no fault divorce grounds is called “Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage.” There are two kinds of “irretrievable breakdown” divorces. They are often referred to as “1A’ and
There’s no question that a child custody order in a divorce case can take the parents’ religion – and the children’s religious education and observance – into account. But a recent divorce case shows that a child custody order that goes too far in favor of one parent’s religion might not be okay.