What happens at a Massachusetts divorce hearing?
With regard to the divorce hearing, it really is a very simple process. By the time you get to the divorce hearing, everything has been decided, so what happens is your lawyer would ask you some general questions. Those questions include, when were you married? What is your name? Where do you reside? How many children do you have? What are their dates of birth? When did you separate? Did you suffer irretrievable breakdown of your marriage? Then the questions would become, Did you review your spouse’s financial statement? Did you file a financial statement? Is your financial statement complete and accurate? Is your spouse‘s financial statement complete and accurate to the best of your ability? Did you sign a separation agreement? Did you review the terms of the separation agreement carefully? Do you fell that you understand the terms of the separation agreement? Are you entering into the separation agreement freely and voluntarily? That’s pretty much the extent of a divorce hearing. It can take as little as 5 minutes. It is when there is agreement at the end of the divorce. The procedure is different if there is a trial.
This informational blog post was brought to you by Cynthia L. Hanley, an experienced Mansfield, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer.