Settling a Massachusetts divorce is no easy feat, and it can become an extremely long-winded process that goes on for years and years. Some things in life just aren't meant to be, but that doesn't mean that it's the end of everything. A Massachusetts divorce can be settled fairly and with grace, instead of being a never-ending battle that ends up harming the well-being of both you, your ex-partner, and your children.
Spouses going through a Massachusetts divorce usually worry about how assets such as a house, car, or retirement accounts will be divided when the divorce is final. With information and technology becoming increasingly intertwined in evolving societal norms, however, intellectual property is equally becoming an important category of assets owned by a married couple. Intellectual property includes things such as copyrights, trademarks, and patents.
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At any age, a Massachusetts divorce can set you back financially, but ending a marriage later in life poses an extra threat: derailing a previously on-track retirement. As is true with younger couples, a divorce is likely to leave you with higher living expenses, lower in-come, and less wealth. But if you're fifty something or older, you'll have a lot less time to amass more earnings to make up for what you've lost.
Unfortunately, people often hand off financial management to their Massachusetts partner when they do not feel confident managing money according to a 2018 survey for the National Endowment for Financial Education which found that 41 percent of Americans who combine finances with their partner said they'd deceived that person or loved ones about finances.
A Massachusetts divorce is not an everyday occurrence for most individuals. Because of this, most of our clients come to us seeking help in a divorce with certain ideas and preconceived notions as to what they expect their divorce to look like. Whether they get these ideas and notions from television, magazines, or even from friends and family members who have experienced their own Massachusetts divorce, there are certain myths which are quite common about the divorce process.
Nearly 30 million Americans are hiding a checking, savings, or credit card account from their spouse or live in partner, according to a new survey from CreditCards.com. That's roughly 1 in 5 that currently have a live in partner or a spouse.