Under the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act, if a spouse who receives alimony begins to cohabitate with another person, then alimony may be modified or terminated under the new law.
A Massachusetts divorce has many costs, not the least of which are the attorney fees incurred by each party. But it's not always the incurring party who has to foot his or her attorney's bills.
Marital asset dissipation is an issue during a Massachusetts divorce when one spouse has given away or transferred or mismanaged marital property.
Divorce expenses can soar, especially when spouses start suspecting each other of hiding property. Consider what happens when wives or husbands hire private investigators to track down assets concealed by their future exes. Fees to find those hidden assets can add up to many thousands of dollars.
In some cases, a person may believe he can handle a divorce on his own without hiring an attorney. This may happen for any of a number of reasons: