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Understand the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support

While every divorce is as different as every marriage, one thing is for sure—when getting divorced, you will be taking a deep dive into your marital finances. In addition to valuing assets and debts, determining the value of property and retirement benefits, you will also learn if one spouse will be entitled to financial support. […]

Prenuptials

The Truth About Prenuptial Agreements And Who Should Have One

You may have recently entered a new relationship status—fiancée. However, the last thing on many new couples’ minds is a prenup. Couples often wonder if they need a prenuptial agreement. While some couples view a prenup as an exit strategy to a quick divorce, others view it as an insurance policy. Think of it this […]

Debt and Divorce

Who is responsible for paying debt after a divorce in Massachusetts?

When couples decide to divorce, they understand the assets accumulated throughout the marriage will need to be divided. Generally, both parties seek homeownership and other real estate holdings, high-value assets, and child custody during this process. However, when it comes to debt, couples are usually slow to take responsibility. No matter who is responsible for […]

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How to Enforce a Child Support Order in Massachusetts

Enforcing a Child Support Order in Massachusetts: What You Need to Know Divorce, even when done amicably and by mutual agreement, is hard. Divorce, when one party contests court orders and refuses to follow them, is even harder. Sadly, this often has negative effects on the children of the former couple. The disagreements that most […]

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Property Division During Divorce When Only One Name Is On The Deed

Just like every marriage is different, the details of every divorce are different too. Couples have numerous reasons for only having one spouse’s name on the deed of their home. If this is the case for you and your spouse, this does not mean the deed holder automatically is awarded the house. Let’s review Massachusetts […]

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What You Need to Know if a Defective Product injures your Child

Trips to the emergency room are every parent’s worst nightmare. Yet, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, over 200,000 children are treated at hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. While some injuries are due to improper use, thousands of new toys hit the shelves every year, and unfortunately, not all […]

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Get a Grip on Legal Jargon: Divorce Terms Explained

When facing divorce, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the legal jargon used throughout the process. Add this frustration to the mounting stress and heightened emotion, and you may be left making poor decisions. While our firm is here to help guide you through the process and answer any questions you have, this guide may help […]

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Verbal Contracts: Are They Enforceable in Massachusetts?

Is Your Word Your Bond? Our parents taught us to be people of our word—to mean what we say and say what we mean. For most situations in life, it is enough to give your word to enter into an agreement—from who will take out the trash this week to where to meet for dinner. […]