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7 Tips for Going Through Divorce Mediation in Boston

7 Tips for Going Through Divorce Mediation in Boston

When going through a divorce in Boston, you and your spouse may request to go through mediation. When divorcing spouses make decisions through mediation, it conserves court resources. However, mediation is not necessarily an easier process than letting a judge make major decisions, including what constitutes the marital and separate property, the division of assets and debts, alimony, child custody, and child…

Every State’s Most Googled Divorce Searches

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Whether they’re considering the idea, have concluded that they want one, or been served with an unexpected petition, people across the U.S. have been turning to Google for information about divorce. What’s especially interesting is that the divorce topics being Googled vary in popularity from one state to the next. For example, in Arkansas, ‘free divorce’ was the top search term while…

Divorcing Someone with a Mental Illness

Divorcing Someone with Mental Illness

Going through a divorce is a difficult process, yet it can become even more complicated if your spouse suffers from an undiagnosed or severe mental illness that impacts their reasoning, temperament, or capabilities. If you believe your husband or wife’s condition may affect the divorce proceedings, you should contact Boston divorce lawyer to guide you through the process and protect your rights….

Why You Want Your Mediator to be a Litigator and Your Divorce Attorney to Be a Mediator

The traditional idea of divorce is a court battle where husband battles wife, Smith vs. Smith. They’ll fight over the house, bank accounts, retirement accounts, custody of the kids, child support, and alimony. This will go on and on until someone gives in, goes bankrupt, or loses in an ultimate trial. Nowadays, there are better ways. A whole slew of options has…

Can a Tinder Profile be Used as Evidence in a Divorce?

Can a Tinder Profile be Used as Evidence in a Divorce?

If you are in the midst of or preparing for a contentious divorce, it is prudent to speak with your divorce attorney about the types of evidence that can be admitted during the proceedings. When most people think of evidence, they think of a gun being presented to a jury during a criminal trial. But this is just the kind of thing…

Divorcing Someone Who is in Prison

Divorcing Someone In Prison

If your spouse is currently incarcerated, and you want to file for divorce, you should talk with an experienced Boston divorce attorney. There are many issues you have to consider when seeking to end a marriage with someone who cannot freely pick up the phone to call a lawyer or show up to court.  That does not mean you have to stay…

Factors to Consider When Divorcing a Spouse with a Disability

Leaving a Disabled Spouse

The breakdown of a marriage is never easy. When you consider separating from your spouse or filing for divorce, there are many things to consider, including each person’s finances and sharing custody of the children. If you are contemplating leaving a spouse who has a disability, the situation may be even more complicated. Your spouse may rely heavily on your income or…

Common Law Marriage & Divorce in Massachusetts

Common Law Marriage & Divorce in Massachusetts

A common law marriage is a type of union that occurs once several requirements are met between two individuals residing in a state that recognizes common law marriage. Common law marriages are performed without any state formality (such as license) or a formal ceremony. While common law marriage is not available under Massachusetts law, a common law marriage must be recognized by…

Spring Break & Divorce

Spring Break & Divorce

When you and your spouse decide to divorce, you know you’re going to have to tackle tough issues. One of the toughest is sharing custody of your children. Having your children divide time between your homes becomes especially difficult during school holidays and vacations. With spring break approaching, you and your children’s other parent need to communicate and decide how to handle…

How to Handle Rental Property During Divorce

In any divorce, the division of assets can be a thorny issue. Massachusetts is not a community property state. As a result, all property (both premarital and marital) is subject to division by the court in a divorce. In Massachusetts, the division of assets must be “equitable.”  This means that the assets must be divided in a way that is fair —…