A Massachusetts divorce has a way of sneaking up on people - both in the request for it and in the process that follows. While we all have a generalized idea of how divorce works because, we've all watched movies and movies teach us that there are lawyers and paperwork that needs to be signed, it can be and often is far more complicated than people realize. So, what are some parts of the divorce process that many don't see coming?
With the Massachusetts divorce rate on the rise it's inevitable that in the course of 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.
I am frequently asked, "Can I take money out of my 401K before/during my Massachusetts divorce?"
Almost everyone who has gone through a Massachusetts divorce has later admitted to making financial mistakes along the way, from blunders or oversights with short-term impacts to more serious lapses in judgment that derailed their long-term financial health. Unfortunately, in many situations, many individuals make a classic misstep that they rarely fess up to: overspending on their kids.
Every year, thousands of Massachusetts couples make the difficult decision to get a divorce. While some divorces can be a seamless transition into a new life for both partners, some divorces can be contested. Divorce settlements are routinely complicated by issues such as child custody, alimony, and division of property.
Trying to hide assets during a Massachusetts divorce is as old as divorce itself, and technology has started to bring concealing wealth into the modern era.
When it comes to student loan debt for Massachusetts couples, "for richer, for poorer" doesn't quite cut it.