For many people, a vacation home is more than just a property: it’s a place full of nostalgic memories, a place that triggers emotions and thoughts of family and friends, and a home that one plans to return to time and time again. Which is why in a divorce, the issue of selling or splitting…Details
While Hyannis is arguably one of the most beautiful places in all of Massachusetts, renowned for its beaches and harbor, even those who live in this picturesque place may experience discord in their marriage. If you are thinking about filing for divorce and permanently separating from your spouse, working with a Hyannis divorce lawyer from…Details
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.