For discussion purposes, the end of the partially composed sentence in today's above blog headline is … "some do."
If you visit a seasoned family law attorney prior to marriage with the terms "separate" and "marital" on your mind, that lawyer is going to know exactly what you are concerned about.
Many people likely think of estate planning professionals when they hear the words "asset protection." And, of course, safeguarding wealth is a core concern of estate administration practitioners focused upon promoting their clients' best financial interests.
Of course it's not your child, but you can certainly get protective and emotional when it comes to your family business, right?
You know your spouse is a notably successful business person, owning several companies. Additionally, he or she (let's just say he for purposes of this blog post) has bragged over the years about his investment acumen.
If your soon-to-be ex is hyperventilating on the floor after having just learned that the lottery ticket he or she bought recently actually has THE WINNING POWERBALL NUMBERS, take a moment to collect yourself.
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.