The hope in your divorce, contempt or modification action is that every hearing will get you several steps closer to your end goals. But what can you do when the judge is persuaded by opposing counsel’s argument and rules against you? I encourage my clients to think of their parenting or divorce goals as a … More When the Hearing Doesn’t Go Your Way
What determines whether there will be an alimony award following your divorce? Here is a brief introduction to the purpose of alimony and the circumstances in which it is implicated in a divorce. The rationale behind alimony is that marriage is, among other things, an economic partnership. The Family and Probate Court is a court … More Alimony: A Primer
If you are in court on a family law matter, and there are any financial issues at stake or potentially at stake – alimony, child support, separate support – you will be asked to fill out a financial statement. It is pink, it is detailed, it is tedious. It is also extremely important. It is … More Financial Statements: An Ounce of Prevention In Your Family Law Case
I had fantastic and compassionate legal help while my divorce was pending, and it changed my life. … More Who I Am and How I Come to This Work
The short answer is yes, if you divorced your spouse abroad when you were both living in Massachusetts, and the marriage broke down in Massachusetts. Like many things in the law, there is no bright line separating a valid foreign divorce from an invalid foreign divorce. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, section 39 states, “[I]f … More Do You Need to Re-Divorce Your Ex Spouse in Massachusetts If You Divorced Abroad? Maybe.