What Type of Divorce Should I get?

If you are getting divorced, there are many factors you will have to consider. Divorce is a very involved process, so it is important you are informed of all your options before making any major decisions. It is also equally important that you hire an experienced attorney if you feel you are ready to begin […]

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Mansfield Divorce Lawyer Discusses Dividing the Retirement Accounts

Mansfield Divorce Lawyer Discusses Dividing the Retirement Accounts As an experienced Mansfield Divorce Lawyer, I am often asked if retirement accounts can be divided.  Retirement accounts are considered a marital asset in a divorce.  Whatever accrued during the time of the marriage can be divided. A common issue when dividing a pension and retirement accounts is when someone might have […]

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Treating an Inheritance Upon a Massachusetts Divorce

Treating an Inheritance Upon a Massachusetts Divorce An inheritance in divorce is divided by the court. They have the right to divide it 50-50 or they can allocate it differently. As a general matter, if an inheritance is fairly traceable to the person that received it, then the court would not divide that 50-50 especially […]

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If I Received an Inheritance, How will that be Treated During My Divorce?

If I Received an Inheritance, How will that be Treated During My Divorce? An inheritance in a divorce is divided by the court. They have the right to divide it 50-50 or they can allocate it differently. As a general matter, if an inheritance is fairly traceable to the person that received it, then the […]

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How Does Divorce Mediation Work in Massachusetts?

How Does Divorce Mediation Work in Massachusetts? Mediation is gaining popularity. In the last 7 or 8 years in Massachusetts, it has become more and more common. I became certified as a mediator in the early 90s and have been doing it consistently since then. Mediation is suitable for some cases but not all cases. […]

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Is My Wife Allowed to Keep Items from Me that I’ve Had Long Before We were Married and are Sentimental to Me During our Divorce?

Is My Wife Allowed to Keep Items from Me that I’ve Had Long Before We were Married and are Sentimental to Me During our Divorce? Question: We are going through a pretty nasty divorce (she didn’t want a divorce but I did) and I have since moved out. There are things at the house such […]

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How Do Uninsured Medical Expenses Work in a Divorce in Massachusetts?

  How Do Uninsured Medical Expenses Work in a Divorce in Massachusetts? Uninsured medical bills are discretionary with the judge in terms of the allocation of the payment.  Although in the vast majority of cases, it’s split 50-50 with the custodial parent paying the first of $250.00 incurred annually by all the children. If one […]

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