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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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How to Approach Your Divorce as Peacefully as Possible

If you are going through a divorce, you’re never alone in your struggle. Each year, roughly one divorce occurs every 36 seconds. That equates to approximately 2,400 divorces per day in the United States.  When going through a divorce, the hopes and dreams you once had for your married life with your spouse vanish. Not…
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