Facing a divorce can be a tremendously stressful time in your life. Dreams you had about your future and the future of your family may be fading. At the same time, this may be the best choice for you. Going your separate ways may give both of you a chance at the happiness you deserve.
When it comes to a discussion of things like protecting assets or equitably dividing property in a high-asset divorce, the relevant demographic is often denoted as the baby boomer crowd.
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:
Among the most common complicating factors in Massachusetts divorce cases is child custody. Because there is a lot of attention and emotion involved in custody battles, some myths have developed about the specifics of custody cases.
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.
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.
If you're a Massachusetts resident seeking to get a divorce, you might reasonably harbor some trepidation regarding what is centrally involved in the process.
In considering the above-posed headline in today's blog post, it can of course be stated that, indeed, every divorce is complex to a degree.
When looked at from a macro perspective, divorce can often be seen as having commonly recurring features. As we note on our family law website at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., "[A]ll divorces have the same basic elements involved."
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post about marital contracts. More specifically, we talked about prenuptial agreements. Prenups are valuable contracts that can help many couples address some critical issues in marriage and divorce. Financial considerations can be made, as well as provisions that help protect your family business and your estate plan.