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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.

Transmutation - How Separate Property Can Become Marital Property In a Massachusetts Divorce

Transmutation is a term used in family law to describe property that has beenProperty.jpg transformed from a party's separate property into marital property in Massachusetts. In the context of equitable distribution, the term "separate property" refers to property that is owned by one spouse individually. A spouse's separate property includes all property he or she owned prior to the marriage, acquired by gift from a third-party during the marriage, or received by inheritance.

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