How are the automobiles, money accounts, insurance policies, retirement accounts, home and all the rest divvied up? When it comes to family Law and divorce, Massachusetts is an “equitable distribution” state, meaning that property division, including debts, be fair.
Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to declare that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry. Marriage is more than just a declaration of love and commitment; it’s a legal status.
When it comes to divorcing and family law, things get complicated quickly. It’s essential to know your rights regarding your children. Presented here are some common myths every parent should be made aware of during divorce or custody proceedings.
Divorce can be a difficult experience, and it is sometimes made even harder when there are children involved, particularly if both parents want sole custody of the children. Unfortunately, child custody can become an even trickier situation if one parent has moved or is planning on moving out of the state, for example from Massachusetts to New Hampshire.
Divorce happens to strong people who are good parents. But, during divorce proceedings, it’s important for the splitting couple to remember that making decisions are for the best interests of the child and not the best interest of the parents.
Whether you are considering filing for divorce or you find yourself already in the middle of divorce proceedings, you may have heard an assortment of divorce terms, and you might be wondering what these terms mean. Divorce can be a difficult and confusing situation, but there is no reason you need to continue to be confused by some of the terms you are hearing.
To be eligible to be an adoptive parent in the state of Massachusetts, the law states you must be at least 18 years old, and you or the child must be a resident of Massachusetts. In most cases, any married couple or single adult is eligible to adopt