Category Archives: Property Division

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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Welcome to a New Decade! Shift Your Perspective in 2020

by: Julia Rodgers 2020 - it’s officially a new decade! With all of the excitement that a fresh year ushers in, everyone seems to have their own resolutions - whether those involve hitting the gym more often, meditating daily, or budgeting better, it can be easy to get lost in the sea of everyone else’s…
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It’s never too soon to start planning for your Prenuptial Agreement

In Massachusetts a prenuptial agreement defines the rights and responsibilities of spouses once they marry.  These newly defined rights and responsibilities are usually significantly different than the legal rights and responsibilities a spouse may have under divorce law in Massachusetts.  An enforced prenuptial agreement defines which assets will and will not be divided between spouses. …
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Beware: Social Media can create the Divorce from Hell

We are all electronically connected to people we know and people we don’t know.  Sometimes, we may have exaggerated our importance to bolster business or our individual worth in the eyes of  potential clients, employers, friends, colleagues, acquaintances or complete strangers.  Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are often the electronic platforms…
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