If you’re thinking about getting a divorce in Massachusetts, you may be on the fence about whether or not you need a divorce lawyer. By understanding what a divorce lawyer does, you may be better able to make a decision about whether or not working with a divorce lawyer is right for you. Here’s an…Details
For parents who are divorced, child custody can be a contentious issue. Especially during summer vacation and during the holidays when parents want to take trips, the issue of child custody can be very stressful. If you’re a parent in Massachusetts who is divorced and has questions about child custody and vacation, it’s best to…Details
Couples who are legally separating in Massachusetts must reach an agreement about the division of assets, including any real property, and debts before their divorce can be finalized. For high-asset individuals and marriages, divvying up assets can prove complicated. If you and/or your spouse own a vacation property, here’s a look into how property division…Details
While you may be more than ready to terminate your relationship with your spouse and move forward with your life independently, unfortunately, the process of settling a divorce can take many months. Attorney Heather M. Ward can help you to understand the divorce settlement process, including issues that must be resolved before your divorce can…Details
As you and your partner plan for your wedding, you have a lot of things to think about: What will you wear? Who will be on the guest list? Where will the venue be? And more. As you make these decisions, you might also consider forming a prenuptial agreement. For all couples, prenuptial agreements can…Details
When parents divorce, it is important that they reach an agreement regarding custody and visitation. However, it is not only the parents who are impacted by the divorce and the relationship with the child; grandparents, friends, aunts and uncles, other family members, and siblings are often affected, too.
When parents are getting a divorce, determining with whom children will live is often one of the hardest decisions that parents must make. What’s more, because divorce can be psychologically damaging to a child, parents are further tasked with mitigating the negative effects of a divorce in whatever way they can.
For mothers of children in Massachusetts, legal parentage and the rights that surround it is automatic; birth mothers do not need to do anything to prove that they are a child’s mother, and a mother’s name is automatically added to a child’s birth certificate.
Even parents who are divorcing but able to work together amicably often find that reaching an agreement about child custody is difficult. For those whose relationships are contentious, resolving disagreements about child custody usually proves to be that much more difficult.
While some issues in a divorce are unique to a couple based on their particular situation, all couples who are divorcing in Massachusetts must face the issue of property division. For some couples, dividing property may be easier than for others – this is especially true when a couple owns few assets. For other couples,…Details