The Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Can I get a temporary restraining order against my ex?

Individuals who are married, living together, have a child together, or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship can request an a 209A Order in Massachusetts, also known as the abuse prevention law which allows victims to ask for a court order to protect them. This is sometimes also referred to as an

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What Circumstances Justify Modifying Spousal Support?

Following a divorce, life moves forward. New careers begin, moves are made, new relationships may form. Looking at the changing circumstances in your and your ex-spouse’s life, you may wonder if the spousal support payments you are still making are still appropriately valued. Defining Spousal Support Spousal support is also known as alimony. Ordered by

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Understand the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support

While every divorce is as different as every marriage, one thing is for sure—when getting divorced, you will be taking a deep dive into your marital finances. In addition to valuing assets and debts, determining the value of property and retirement benefits, you will also learn if one spouse will be entitled to financial support.

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Who is responsible for paying debt after a divorce?

When couples decide to divorce, they understand the assets accumulated throughout the marriage will need to be divided. Generally, both parties seek homeownership and other real estate holdings, high-value assets, and child custody during this process. However, when it comes to debt, couples are usually slow to take responsibility. No matter who is responsible for

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