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April 2014 Archives

Understanding and addressing finances during a divorce in Boston

Many divorce cases in Boston are focused, to a large degree, around what is going to be done when it comes to money. This can take on many different forms, but one thing is true for all people who may be facing a divorce: It is crucial to both understand and address financial issues. Ignoring them is dangerous because it can lead to a division of assets that is not fair to both sides. In order to make sure that they know what they are doing in this regard, people would be wise to keep the following things in mind.

The basic ins-and-outs about divorce in Massachusetts

Filing for divorce isn’t always an easy process, which is why many consult with a professional for help. When compared to the entire United States, Massachusetts falls somewhere in the middle under a Find The Best ease of filing rating. The fact that the minimum total processing time for a divorce in the state is 120 is one factor that makes the process easier in Massachusetts than other states.

Art collectors divorce and family law case gets complicated

A pair of art collectors and lobbyists in Massachusetts' close neighbor, Washington D.C., filed for divorce. When it first came out that the two had separated, they appeared to be going forward with a fairly easy divorce that did not include any hard feelings. However, new details reveal that things are far more complicated than they first appeared.

Massachusetts lawmakers: No sex between divorcing couples

Although in the throes of a divorce, some couples end up carrying on a physical relationship despite the impending divorce and end of a marriage. Those types of relationships may no longer be an option, at least legally, if a Massachusetts lawmaker has anything to do with it.

Is conscious uncoupling a new substitution for divorce?

Whether we like it or not, celebrities can be a driving force behind new trends. This might include a new fashion style, a new type of diet or even a new way to break up. Yes, we’re talking about Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and their decision to “consciously uncouple” instead of divorce. This being a Wellesley family law blog, it is a topic our readers may want to know more about.

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