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The One Thing People Never Realize About Massachusetts Divorce

A Massachusetts divorce has a way of sneaking up on people - both in the requestDivorce 62.jpg 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?

How to Serve a Massachusetts Service Member Who is Deployed - By Email

Service of U.S. state court paperwork is similar to serving on exclusive federal landMilitary 32.png - the Army, for example, will first ascertain whether the servicemember will voluntarily accept service. If not, the requesting party is advised that he/she must comply with the requirements of the host nation or Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters.

Why It Matters Who Files First for Divorce in Massachusetts

Sometimes a spouse can be blind-sided by his or her partner's request for aDivorce 61.jpg divorce. More often, however, both spouses share a sense that the relationship is broken and can't be fixed. When it comes to that, does it matter who files first? According to some financial and legal divorce consultants, it does.

What Happens if Your Massachusetts Divorce Goes to Trial

Many people contemplating a Massachusetts divorce do not realize that if they areCourt Judge.jpg unable to reach a settlement, the result is a full trial before a judge of the Probate and Family Court. 

How Soon Can You Remarry After a Divorce in Massachusetts?

When one or both spouses in Massachusetts come to the realization that a divorceWedding 2.jpg is necessary, the last thing either party wants is a time-consuming court process, especially if one or both spouses is looking to remarry. In Massachusetts, the law requires certain waiting periods to be observed, depending on whether the divorce is contested or uncontested.

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. 

Protections Available To Active Military Personnel During A Massachusetts Divorce

The Service members Civil Relief Act provides for a mandatory stay of at leastMilitary 20.jpg ninety days upon a proper request by a qualifying servicemember "the court may on its own motion and shall, upon application by the servicemember, stay the action for a period of not less than 90 days, if certain conditions are met.

Do You Really Need To Hire a Massachusetts Divorce Attorney?

If you're facing a change in your marriage and family life, you're not alone in Massachusetts. TheDivorce 55.jpg best thing you can do is to find out what your options are, and learn how to protect yourself, your assets, and/or your children. One of the most common questions someone in this situation asks is, "Do I really need to hire an attorney to represent me?"

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