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5 Myths of Divorce Litigation in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts divorce is not an everyday occurrence for most individuals.Divorce 172.jpg  Because of this, most of our clients come to us seeking help in a divorce with certain ideas and preconceived notions as to what they expect their divorce to look like. Whether they get these ideas and notions from television, magazines, or even from friends and family members who have experienced their own Massachusetts divorce, there are certain myths which are quite common about the divorce process.

Are You a Massachusetts Victim of "Financial Infidelity"?

Nearly 30 million Americans are hiding a checking, savings, or credit card accounInfidelity 2.pngt from their spouse or live in partner, according to a new survey from CreditCards.com. That's roughly 1 in 5 that currently have a live in partner or a spouse.

Typical Massachusetts Military Retirement Plans

Military marriages in Massachusetts experience strains and stresses in greaterMilitary Marching.jpg capacity than other marriages due to the complications that their jobs put on both spouses. Though these marriages can be extremely stressful and difficult, the overall divorce rate among both male and female service members only averaged 3 percent in 2017. To be more precise, about 21,290 of 689,060 married troops divorced in 2017. The divorce process for members of the military is relatively uniform to those who are not in the service. The main difference for these individuals is how to divide their retirement plans. 

How to Hide Assets From Your Spouse During Massachusetts Divorce

Starting to notice changes in your Massachusetts marriage? Are you worried thatHiding Assets.jpg your husband is hiding money before Massachusetts divorce? Concerned about whether your wife is concealing assets? Needless to say, divorces are stressful. Not only splitting from someone emotionally but also financially can take its toll on anyone. But as sad as it is, people will take advantage of their spouse in this fragile time.

Massachusetts Parents Use 529 Plans to Pay For College Education

The decision to save for your Massachusetts' kid's college education seems like aCollege Planner.jpg no-brainer. Considering how expensive tuition is these days (the average cost for a degree at a four-year private college is $138,960, according to the College Board), parents capable of doing so want to put money aside to secure their child's academic and eventually professional future and to help their kids avoid student loan debt.

Lessons For a Good Massachusetts Marriage, From the Divorced Who Finally Got It Right

With the Massachusetts divorce rate on the rise it's inevitable that in the course ofChange 2.jpg dating, you'll run into someone with an ex (or two). And somewhere into that first or second date, you've probably asked what went wrong. And when the answer begins  with the words my wife, or my husband, it's time to duck out.

How To Handle A Massachusetts Divorce In A Family Business

For obvious reasons, a Massachusetts divorce isn't always top-of-mind for couplesFamily Business.jpg who go into business together. After all, when you're caught up in the excitement of launching your own venture and seeing your hard work come to life, the last thing you want to plan for is the possibility that it might come to an end. But part of starting and owning a successful business is planning for the unexpected, including the major personal and business-related changes that divorce can bring.So how can you navigate the process and make it out the other end with your assets and financial standing intact?

If You Do One Thing For Your Massachusetts Kids, Plan For Your Death

Definitions of a "good Massachusetts father" are as varied as there are goodEstate Planning 4.jpgfathers, but one thing everyone agrees with is that a good father is a responsible person. A father takes care of his children and keeps, to the best of his abilities, the world around his children in working order. Responsibility is the backbone of parenting, and in a society such as ours, where definitions of masculinity are entwined with notions of leadership and authority, a father is expected to leave no loose ends, nothing overlooked.

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