Category: Assets

The single most important document you’ll sign during a divorce

April 26, 2020

The Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts mandates all parties to file a Financial Statement prior to obtaining a divorce. The Financial Statement requires each party to list all their income, expenses, assets and liabilities.  Whether […]

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The role of a thorough discovery during divorce

October 27, 2019

The majority of divorce cases end in settlement by agreement of the parties. It is imperative that prior to signing a divorce agreement you are fully informed of all of your spouse’s assets. The method […]

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Addressing the elephant in the room: Prenups

March 9, 2019

What is a prenuptial agreement? In Massachusetts, you are free to contract with your fiancé about what your marital rights are in the event of death or divorce.   Effectively this means prior to marriage you […]

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Divorce Ever After: Legal things to keep in mind long after your divorce

December 23, 2018

A divorce can feel like a liberating experience once legal proceedings are finalized. Many people leave our office for the last time with the feeling that the past is behind them, and nothing but opportunities […]

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What kind of “property” will be divided in a divorce?

April 7, 2018

Most people are aware that real estate, bank accounts and furnishings are part of the “property” that will be divided in a divorce. But these aren’t the only ‘things’ that can be split (or traded […]

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Debunking myths: 5 frustrating realities about divorce

January 21, 2018

There are no punitive damages. Not for extra-marital affairs, not for being the spouse seeking the divorce, and generally not for other conduct unless it has a significant impact on the health or finances of […]

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What is an Automatic Restraining “Freeze on Assets” Order in Divorce?

August 4, 2015

Also known as, Rule 411, this rule acts as a freeze on your assets once a divorce is filed. The rule prohibits you, upon filing a complaint for divorce, or your spouse (once he or […]

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Family law 101: Divorce words you should know

December 10, 2014

After you have filed for divorce and perhaps had your “Temporary Orders” entered or approved, you will enter the next phase of divorce, called “Discovery”.  Be ready to become very involved in this process and […]

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Why Valuing Assets is Important in a Divorce

October 16, 2014

Understanding how assets are valued when you are going through a divorce is vital.  Any item that has a value will be considered an “asset” in a divorce.    An asset could be your house, […]

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