In some of many cases, the time that a parent spends with their children is modified by requiring third party supervision.
Often a Massachusetts military client will ask the lawyer to find out the best way to divide a retired pay so that the former spouse receives as little as possible. This client is specifically requesting that a fixed dollar be awarded to the former spouse.
Under the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act, if a spouse who receives alimony begins to cohabitate with another person, then alimony may be modified or terminated under the new law.
A Massachusetts divorce has many costs, not the least of which are the attorney fees incurred by each party. But it's not always the incurring party who has to foot his or her attorney's bills.
Marital asset dissipation is an issue during a Massachusetts divorce when one spouse has given away or transferred or mismanaged marital property.