If you worked hard to establish a Massachusetts business and make its ongoing operations profitable (either by yourself or working together with your spouse), you certainly have an avid interest in how that enterprise will be handled if you and your partner decide to divorce.
Reams of material have been written on prenuptial agreements in recent years. Notably, the slant ranges widely.
Not a lot of people are confident enough -- or remotely able -- to discuss the material considerations relevant to the family home in a divorce.
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.