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How the Coronavirus May Impact Your Divorce and Family Finances in Massachusetts

The coronavirus crisis continues to have a rippling effect on all aspects of life, including placing additional strain on marriages and exacerbating relations between co-parents. Additionally, many people have lost their jobs due to a stalemated economy. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 15.1% in April 2020, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St.…
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All About Massachusetts Financial Statements & Divorce

What’s the difference between Rule 401 and Rule 410? Upon filing a Complaint for Divorce in Massachusetts, two important court rules apply to both spouses - Supplemental Probate and Family Court Rule 401, and Supplemental Probate and Family Court Rule 410. Both rules require certain financial information to be disclosed and exchanged between spouses as…
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Alimony in Massachusetts: Be Careful of What You Agree To

Temporary Alimony Agreements Made During A Pending Divorce will be Enforced Be careful what you agree to is the message laid down in D.B. v. J.B., a divorce case decided by the Massachusetts Appeals Court and ruled on March 17, 2020. In this case, the parties made an agreement before the final entry of their…
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A Quick Q&A on Massachusetts Prenuptial Agreements

Congratulations! Getting and being engaged is one of the most exciting times in one's life. And, if you are getting married in the next few months, you are likely doing the work to reschedule any wedding plans for early fall, or even next spring due to COVID-19. So, now is the ideal time (after choosing…
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