Cruel and Abusive Treatment as a Ground for Divorce in Massachusetts

What is Cruel and Abusive Treatment? Cruel and abusive treatment is considered a fault-based grounds for divorce.  Usually, it can be proven with just the testimony of the abused spouse.  There must be a certain degree of severity, however, if you intend to use this grounds for divorce.  Arguments and disagreements may not be severe […]

Read More

Dealing with Mental Health Issues and Child Custody

Determining Child Custody When Mental Health Issues are Involved When determining child custody issues, it is always best to keep the child’s best interest at the core of your decision.  If parents cannot make the decision on their own, they often seek judicial intervention.  When a court decides the custody arrangements of children, they always […]

Read More

What is a Contested Divorce in Massachusetts?

A contested divorce is different from an uncontested divorce.  A contested divorce is more complex and usually involves issues that the spouses cannot come to an agreement about.  These issues may include, but are not limited to, spousal support, child support, child custody, and/or division of assets or debts.  The divorce proceedings in a contested […]

Read More

Divorce Arbitration: What is it and What to Expect

What is Divorce Arbitration? Divorce arbitration is a dispute resolution process to help parties in a divorce.  When divorcing couples reach an impasse in their divorce, they may decide to pursue arbitration to try and get out of the stalemate.  Arbitration is a beneficial alternative resolution process for couples who do not want to court. […]

Read More