It's a common refrain: relationships in Massachusetts are hard work. Fights are normal and rough patches are par for the course.
A Massachuserrs divorce is devastating on many levels. The shot to the heart takes your breath away and leaves you doubled-over as if you were punched in the gut. And that's just for starters...
Choosing to dissolve your marriage in Massachusetts is never an easy thing to do. But sometimes things go so bad that you're left with no other option but to part ways. Both the partners tie the knot with many plans and hope to spend the rest of their life together, making a home and a family. At times, all of these plans go in vain when irreconcilable differences arise between the couple.
As if married people in Massachusetts don't have enough to worry about, a study suggests that the divorce of a friend or close relative dramatically increases the chances that you too will divorce.
When a Massachusetts marriage breaks up, fairness is usually the last thing on either former partners' mind. Spite can make a partner lash out and claw for whatever they can grab. That prevents couples from fairly dividing property and sensibly planning for their post marriage lives and drags out an excruciating divorce.
A Massachusetts divorce for some, it means liberation. For others, loss. For women in particular, the doubling of the divorce rate for the 50-plus crowd since the 1990s can mean something far more prosaic: a need to shoulder the big financial decisions they'd let their spouses deal with when they were married.
Divorcing spouses in Massachusetts must take steps to protect their finances and credit early on in the divorce process. The impact of not doing do will last years after the ink on the divorce decree dries. In order to protect assets, income and credit, the following are steps that everyone going through a divorce must take.