Typically, the greater number of high-value and complex assets a Massachusetts married couple has, the more complicated property division is during Massachusetts divorce.
Massachusetts military service members and veterans have seen major changes to their pay and benefits over the past year. Basic pay is once again rising at the same rate as private-sector wages after several years of tight Pentagon budgets resulted in service members losing some ground compared to their civilian counterparts
It seems the ripple effect of coronavirus has infected everything, and divorcing Massachusetts individuals are not immune. The most apparent impact is that most, if not all, courthouses are closed except for emergencies. This may delay your divorce, along with applications for temporary support and custody. There are other less obvious issues as well. Here are six areas you need to re-assess when going through a divorce, along with actions to prepare and protect yourself.
One of the first boxes you'll check on a Massachusetts or Federal income tax return is your filing status. It's important to pick the right one for your situation, because this choice affects the amount of taxes you'll pay, the standard deduction you can take and any tax breaks you're eligible to claim.