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My Adult Child is Getting Divorce in Massachusetts, So Why Am I Being Asked About My Assets?

When their child is getting divorced in Massachusetts, most parents are appalled toDivorce 71.jpeg to learn that Massachusetts, unlike other states, allows the court to consider the future inheritance of a divorcing spouse when determining how to divide the marital estate. Although a future expectancy of an inheritance is not divisible in a divorce, "the opportunity of each for future acquisition of capital assets and income: is one factor, among many, that the court weighs in the process of equitable distribution.

How Computer Forensics Can Affect Your Massachusetts Divorce Case

As people spend more and more time on digital and electronic devicesEvidence 7.jpg (smartphones, laptops, ipads, and computers), digital information becomes more relevant in divorce cases. Social media, computers and cell phones become very prominent in Massachusetts divorce cases. This is largely because they are a great source of evidence. It is not uncommon for clients to show up for divorce consults with large stacks of text messages from a spouse or Facebook posts. The field of Family Law is responding to this increasing prevalence of digital information with the increased use of computer forensic investigators/experts.

What to Do When Spouse Claims Disability in Massachusetts

Sometimes during divorce proceedings one spouse may claim to suffer from aDisability.jpg disability that affects their ability to work. When your spouse claims to be disabled, you might wonder if there is anything that you can do about it. It may sound awful to question the honesty of your once beloved spouse especially as it relates to a medical condition. But sometimes further exploration is necessary to determine the true extent of your spouse's disability and its effect on their ability to work. This is especially the case if your spouse has already given you reason not to trust.

Common Threats Made During a Massachusetts Divorce

Threats and hurtful remarks from a spouse can be gravely concerning, even whenDivorce 101.jpg the threats are empty and the remarks untrue. The items listed below are common statements made by a vindictive spouse in Massachusetts along with a suggested rebuttal for you.

How the Internet Can Be Useful in Your Massachusetts Divorce

Unquestionably, the internet has changed the way we access information and theSocial Media 11.jpg volume of information that is available. It has also made it more difficult to keep our personal lives private when so much information about us can be easily discovered by clicking a few keystrokes.

Where to Find Hidden Assets in a Massachusetts Divorce

Sadly, a Massachusetts divorce often involves lies and deception. Although theHidden assets.png parties in a Massachusetts divorce action are obligated to make full and complete disclosures of their assets and liabilities, it is not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to hide marital property. By hiding assets, one of the parties may attempt to keep those assets from being equitably distributed and reduce the amount of child support and alimony they would otherwise be required to pay.

What Should I Expect at My Massachusetts Divorce Pre-Trial Conference?

Pre-trial divorce conferences in Massachusetts are much less intimidating thanAchieving a Fair Settlement.jpg they sound.  They provide you and your spouse with a chance to settle your case and afford you an invaluable glimpse into how the judge will rule if you go to trial. 

Will Your Massachusetts Alimony and Child Support Case Benefit From Retaining a Vocational Expert?

There are some situations in which your Massachusetts attorney may recommend that you retainJob Description Form.jpg certain professionals, such as an accountant, appraiser, or vocational expert, to assist with your divorce case.

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