Category: Property Division

Have you ever stopped to think how child custody, support, or property division could be affected by social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and various dating websites? Make no mistake – anything you post, tweet, or “snap” can and most likely will be used against you in settlement negotiations or in the […]

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Challenging a will is meant to be a serious and in depth process, because when a person signs a will, they mean it to stand as the last instructions for the distribution of their assets. Contesting a will is done in the Probate Courts of Massachusetts, and the challenges will fall into three major categories. […]

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Hiring a lawyer that meets the standards to represent you in a limited fashion through the LAR program may be your best choice. Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) is also referred to unbundled legal services.  Under the LAR model, a lawyer assists the client with specific parts of the case, without providing the traditional full representation.  […]

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Quick Review Before ESOPs Explained During your Massachusetts divorce, one important part of the process is the Equitable Division of Property.  In my work as a lawyer and divorce mediator, I’ve noticed that clients seem to have a lot of misconceptions about dealing with property during divorce.  Property includes three major types – real property, […]

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Asset or Liability? A leased automobile is considered a liability. When you lease a vehicle, it is yours to use until the lease expires. For this, you make a monthly payment. You never actually own the car, and when the contract ends, you must take it back to the dealer who leased it to you […]

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Separating shared assets during divorce is not always simple, especially when a significant portion of time passes between the date of separation and the date of divorce. Luckily, an established Norwood family lawyer may be able to assist soon-to-be ex-spouses with quickly and equitably separating assets. Complications to Asset Separation Many factors can complicate asset […]

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If I only had a dollar for every time I heard the statement, “I want social security benefits through my spouse because I didn’t work!”   Although I usually cover this earlier in the case, people forget because it is a stressful time and there is so much going on. So, here is a little social security and […]

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Retirement Plans and Divorce Saving for retirement can be a challenge under the best of circumstances, and your divorce can definitely upset your retirement savings plan. If you have not paid much attention to the family financial situation over the years you may be even more worried when facing a Massachusetts divorce. Whenever thinking about […]

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