We have noted many times in past select blog posts that divorce in Massachusetts and elsewhere is never a typical or boilerplate process. Every dissolution is different, because every family is unique.
We pose the following hypothetical -- which is certainly mirrored by reality in many Massachusetts marriages -- in an article on our family law website at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C.
The wording in the above headline for today's blog post certainly implies that things can spin out of control in a high-asset divorce, doesn't it?
Many Massachusetts residents involved in the divorce process obviously have property-related concerns, most specifically issues surrounding an equitable division of marital assets.
If there's one oft-used idiomatic expression that really resonates with officials at the Massachusetts Worcester Polytechnic Institute these days, it is likely this: stuck between a rock and a hard place.
That above post headline for today's blog entry doesn't exactly rock your world, does it?
Although it certainly doesn't denote commonplace behavior in most divorces, the actions of a spouse marked by a clear bad-faith impulse to materially hurt a partner financially are far from being aberrational in select marital dissolutions in Massachusetts and nationally.
There is a short and succinct answer to the above-posed headline query for today's blog post.
Massachusetts courts and those in most other American states employ a so-called "equitable property division" scheme when evaluating how marital property should be distributed in a divorce.
We suspect that many of our readers across Massachusetts occasionally see divorce-linked articles in the media that centrally focus upon some opulence-related tangent.