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September 2016 Archives

What are your options regarding alimony in Massachusetts?

Alimony can be one of the most contentious issues of a divorce, particularly in situations in which one or both spouses have a high net worth. In Massachusetts, there are four types of alimony. When the court makes a decision, it takes into account a number of different factors, including:

Buying a home with a cohabiting partner

As more couples in Massachusetts are choosing to live together before getting married, some are deciding to purchase homes together. Experts warn against buying a home with an unmarried partner because of the difficulties that could happen if the relationship ends.

Physician divorces: Yes, they can sometimes be quite different

If you're a doctor in Massachusetts or elsewhere in the country who is going through a divorce, you might be thinking that your stresses and concerns are materially -- in fact, fundamentally -- different in nature and magnitude from those of other divorcing parties who do not practice medicine.

High-asset divorce property division: the need for legal counsel

A Massachusetts family law appeals case decided last year has garnered significant press in the wake of the appellate court's ruling, and for a materially notable reason. We revisit the case in today's blog post, given its potential utility for our clients and other state residents who are centrally concerned with an equitable division of marital assets during divorce.

Don't believe everything you hear about high-asset divorces

Thanks to social media, it's not uncommon to hear about expensive celebrity divorces. Many divorces, like the ones we read about in the papers, are extremely complex due to the amount of assets the divorcing couple owns, such as pensions, retirement accounts and vacation homes.

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