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Grounds for Divorce in Massachusetts

When seeking a divorce in Massachusetts, one of the most common questions is about the legal grounds for divorce. Whether you are considering a no-fault or fault-based divorce, understanding the grounds for divorce is essential to making informed decisions about your future. No-Fault Divorce In Massachusetts, the most common grounds for divorce are based on

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Residency Requirements for Filing for Divorce in Massachusetts

Filing for divorce can be a complex and emotionally challenging process. To file for divorce in Massachusetts, you must meet specific legal requirements, including residency requirements. In this article, we will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the residency requirements for filing for divorce in Massachusetts and explore the circumstances which non-residents can file

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Can a father get full custody in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. This means that a judge will consider various factors when deciding which parent should have custody, including the child’s relationships with each parent, the child’s emotional and physical needs, and the child’s overall well-being. A father seeking full custody will need

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What To Ask For In Your Divorce Settlement

A fair divorce settlement leaves both parties with what they need to start over. Before negotiations begin, you should discuss your options with your divorce attorney. To help guide your negotiations and avoid surprises, you should create a list of your nonnegotiables, the things you’re willing to be flexible on, and the things you’re willing

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How Can I Get Sole Custody Of My Children?

In any case involving children, Massachusetts courts always consider what is in the child’s best interest. While it is generally presumed a child’s happiness and welfare are best preserved when a relationship is maintained with both parents, there is no presumption in favor of shared custody. Joint custody refers to a situation where both parents

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