Category Archives: Divorce/Separation

What on Earth Is the Rule 411 Automatic Restraining Order?!

          I am often asked about what the Rule 411 Automatic Restraining Order means, and how it will affect a client's divorce. The most common concerns relating to this subject go something like this... "...but how will I pay my bills?" "How will I be able to pay my attorney if…
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Are Unvested Stock Options Considered a Marital Asset in A Divorce?

In the 2001 case of Toni Baccanti v. George I. Morton, 434 Mass 787 the Massachusetts Supreme Court considered the question of whether a Probate Judge abused his discretion in dividing marital property in a divorce proceeding particularly with regard to unvested stock options that the couple had. Summary of the Case: In Baccanti v.…
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Removal of Children in Massachusetts Divorce

Divorce can have a consequential impact on the children of separated parents. For that reason, courts involved in Massachusetts divorce cases take extreme caution in rulings that involve children. Their health and welfare are often the most critical issues in divorce proceedings. One of the sensitive aspects of Massachusetts divorce is when one parent decides…
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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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