Skip to main content

MA Divorce and Family Law Questions and Answers

divorce

Welcome to our Massachusetts Divorce Law Forum, an extensive collection of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers dealing with MA divorce law and MA family law issues, including child support, custody, and alimony.

Have a question?  Because we have so much information about MA divorce law, you may want to use our search tool, below. Simply enter the key words from your question. For example, if you have a question about 401 k plans and divorce in Massachusetts, enter the keywords: 401 k and divorce. If you are interested in whether you may be entitled to alimony, enter: MA divorce alimony. For questions about Massachusetts divorce mediation, visit our MA divorce mediation forum.  

If you need professional legal advice, please use our Attorney Directory to find MA divorce lawyers.

Massachusetts Divorce and Family Law Basics

Before we get to the forum, here is some basic information about divorce in Massachusetts. As you read this synopsis, if you see terms you do not understand or that you would like more information about, just use our search tool to find more in-depth discussions. Although family law encompasses many subjects in addition to divorce, including adoption and annulment, in this section we focus on the basic information you will need to understand divorce in MA and to begin the process.

Today, as it was in the past, it is still possible to file for divorce based on fault grounds, such as adultery, abusive treatment, impotency, desertion, confinement to prison, and “gross habits of intoxication.” Typically, however, modern divorces in MA are “no fault,” meaning both parties acknowledge the marriage is broken and that it cannot be repaired, and neither party attempts to blame the other for this breakdown. The main reason fault divorces are rare is that they require the filing party to prove the grounds, something that can be difficult and expensive.

No fault divorces in Massachusetts are often referred to as “1A” and “1B” divorces, in reference to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, Sections 1A and 1B. In a 1A divorce, both spouses file an affidavit attesting to the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, a petition for divorce, and Separation Agreement. In a 1B divorce, one spouse files a Complaint for Divorce. When this happens, it does not matter if the other party agrees to get a divorce, and no Separation Agreement is required.

Once the action is commenced, the length and cost of the proceedings will vary, based primarily by how well the two spouses are able to work together and come to agreements on the key points, including property division, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, etc. If the parties are able to cooperate, they can file jointly, include documentation to support the proposed settlement contained in the Separation Agreement, and wait for the divorce to be finalized.

In other cases, where the proceedings are not amicable, the process can take some time and be quite expensive. Divorce litigation will usually include discovery (including interrogatories, depositions, and requests for financial records and other documents). Pretrial motions will also be filed, regarding such things as court dates and discovery disputes. When children are involved, the process may be even more involved, as you and your spouse work through issues related to custody, visitation and support.

Hope all that helps. Please let us know what you think.

Login or Register to post a new question
TopicRepliesCreatedLast replysort icon
Employer not complying with Child Support Order
My Ex stopped paying his support in June 2013, he changed jobs and it took a few months for DOr to find his new employer. They started garnishing his ...
1 44 weeks 6 days ago
by KMSB89
44 weeks 1 day ago
by Local Lawyer
Alimony for men in MA?
Hello. My wife and I were married five years ago and have one daughter. I gave up my job as a social worker to allow her to pursue her medical caree...
2 45 weeks 2 days ago
by David77
45 weeks 1 day ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Taking a different job to avoid child support?
last year my ex was ordered to pay part of my child's college money and it comes out of his check threw DOR..and this past summer he quit his job for ...
2 46 weeks 1 day ago
by Anonymous
45 weeks 6 days ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Alimony - Divorce granted in FL - moved to MA (with permission)
Hello, I was just recently married and my former spouse is filing papers to terminate alimony, strongly requesting my signature. The divorce w...
1 46 weeks 1 day ago
by Rainy14u
46 weeks 1 day ago
by Local Lawyer
Modification of Divorce Decree/ Specifically regarding shared property
5 years ago my husband of 20+ years got a divorce. The documentation states that I'm to remain in our home and either refinance or sell the home with...
2 46 weeks 3 days ago
by ExWife2008
46 weeks 3 days ago
by Local Lawyer
Where do i file for divorce
My husband and I got married in massachusetts but moved to Rhode Island. We plan on filing for a no fault divorce, but do i file in Rhode Island or M...
2 47 weeks 8 hours ago
by aalmas
46 weeks 3 days ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Child Support Fraud in MA?
I have two questions. Can my fiance claim my two children under 'other obligations' in the income assignment form even if we are not married? He is ma...
1 47 weeks 2 days ago
by kbgeorgia
47 weeks 1 day ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Use separation agreement instead of full divorce in MA?
My wife and I are going through the divorce steps using a 1A divorce. We agreed to everything we need to and are wondering if we can just use the sep...
2 49 weeks 1 day ago
by JimK98
47 weeks 2 days ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Can child support be extended beyond date in divorce/support agreement and order?
My ex wife says she is going to file to extend the child support for my two boys, one is 22, the other is 17-1/2. Neither attend college or any other ...
1 49 weeks 7 hours ago
by wanttobedone2014
47 weeks 2 days ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Do I legally need wife's (soon to be ex) consent to donate sperm?
My wife and I have been separated (with a year of living together in the middle) since 2010. She has been out of the house now for 9 months, and we a...
1 47 weeks 6 days ago
by princefuzzyboot
47 weeks 5 days ago
by The Editor
Modification before the divorce is final
The mother of my boyfriends daughter has already been iI contempt twice, she comes home filthy- smelling like smoke and animal urine, with her socks b...
2 49 weeks 1 day ago
by StepMom923
49 weeks 10 hours ago
by Local Lawyer
Is it legal in MA to stop visitation if spouse not paying child support?
My husband and I were divorced three years ago. He is a mystery to me because he really wants to spend time with our son but at the same time he gets ...
3 50 weeks 2 days ago
by TonyC80
49 weeks 12 hours ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Chance for 50/50 legal and physical custody of kids?
Hi. I live in Massachusetts and I've been separated and living apart from my wife for approximately 6 months. In that time we have sold the family hom...
3 50 weeks 1 day ago
by Beat_Up_Dad
49 weeks 12 hours ago
by allan@baronlawm...
DNA proves my 16yr old is not the father, what can I do?
My son's girlfriend got pregnant and claimed it was his. We accepted it because frankly there was nothing we could do. She was part of our family no...
1 49 weeks 1 day ago
by Shylexx
49 weeks 1 day ago
by The Editor
Can a custodial parent make changes in visitation schedule?
My son sees his father once a week for 5 hours. The order is that this take place on Saturdays. The father constantly cancells his visits, and average...
1 50 weeks 6 days ago
by GNB789
50 weeks 6 days ago
by Local Lawyer
Prenuptial agreements enforceable in Massachusetts?
My husband and I are likely going to file for divorce. Before we were married ten years ago we signed a prenuptial agreement that I know think I shou...
2 51 weeks 6 days ago
by SarahM999
51 weeks 6 days ago
by Local Lawyer
Contempt in MA for visitation
My Massachusetts divorce order with my ex wife says that I'm supposed to get my 7 yr old daughter every other weekend. She has refused my last 3 visit...
2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by completelyconfused
1 year 1 week ago
by mccabepatrick
Typical Child Custody arrangement in Massachusetts?
I am considering a divorce and am worried about custody. My husband and I have a 3 year old son, and I'm sure he will fight for at least 50/50 parenti...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by Massmommy2013
1 year 1 week ago
by Local Lawyer
Ex spouse promoting harassment after MA divorce
In my divorce agreement of 6 years ago, both me & my ex were bound to cause no interference in each others lives either directly or indirectly. Th...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by Anonymous
1 year 1 week ago
by Local Lawyer
Wage Assignment for support by MA Department of Revenue
In my divorce decree I am required to pay my ex child support directly, which I do by check every week. I was laid off very briefly (approx. 2 months,...
3 1 year 6 weeks ago
by lumar50
1 year 2 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Minimum time requirement between being served and MA divorce court date?
My ex has been trying to have me served for a court appearance for over a month now. Not sure what the issue is with having me served as I have provi...
1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Me
1 year 2 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Financial statement for new wife in MA complaint for modification?
I have recently remarried. My ex-wife is now taking me back to court. I completed my financial statement for all my court appearances during my divorc...
3 1 year 6 weeks ago
by Me
1 year 2 weeks ago
by Me
Child support after 14 years. Time limitations?
I have been a single mom for 14 years after leaving the girls abusive father. When they were under 5 he would occasionally see them and occasionally p...
1 1 year 4 weeks ago
by tanya.griffin
1 year 3 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Annulment in MA because I'm gay?
I was married in 2011 to a man who at the time was wonderful. We ended up having a very sexless marriage because until recently I did not fully realiz...
3 1 year 5 weeks ago
by RedClark
1 year 5 weeks ago
by wyckoffn
Adopted 16 yr old in MA wants to live with biological family
My wife and I adopted 2 half brothers in 2005 and they are 16 and 12 now. The 16 year old has never bonded with us and desperately wants to live somew...
2 1 year 5 weeks ago
by phamel
1 year 5 weeks ago
by wyckoffn
Is there any action that will establish paternity prior to birth?
I have been separated from my husband for three years (no kids) and am currently pregnant and due in December with my boyfriend's baby. We both despe...
1 1 year 8 weeks ago
by JennyinMA
1 year 8 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Change in Custody input from children
My 14 year old son is asking what the suitable age to signify his consent for changing the custody arrangement is. Previously I was his primary caregi...
1 1 year 8 weeks ago
by Anonymous
1 year 8 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Fear about impact of MA Divorce on finances
It looks as though my husband and I will be divorcing after less than two years. We bought a home in MA 2 months before the wedding but it is in my na...
3 1 year 10 weeks ago
by Benncoll
1 year 9 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Grandparents visitation after MA divorce
Long story...my ex and I have been divorced since 10/2010. He lives in Rhode Island and I live in Massachusetts. He has not talked to his parents sinc...
1 1 year 9 weeks ago
by Mle612
1 year 9 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Paying bills before divorce in Massachusetts
My wife and I are now separated and have been for about 6 weeks. I moved out of the house. Things don't look good. Bills are now piling up and she is ...
2 1 year 10 weeks ago
by unlucky
1 year 9 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Child support and college after MA divorce
My child is in the last few months of college and has informed me that she is moving into her own apartment.. If she is no longer living with her moth...
4 1 year 45 weeks ago
by Anonymous
1 year 10 weeks ago
by admin
Child support over 18 in MA?
Is there such thing as child support in Massachusetts for kids that are older than 18? Thanks.
3 5 years 23 weeks ago
by Oldman
1 year 10 weeks ago
by admin
Do child support obligations end automatically when child turns 18?
My son is turning eighteen in a few months but now my Ex is talking about trying to extend the child support while he goes to college. I read the oth...
4 5 years 9 weeks ago
by Anonymous
1 year 10 weeks ago
by admin
Child Support --What is emancipation under MA law?
My Child support order says I have to pay until my youngest child is 23 or becomes emancipated. My question is this: He is 18 years old, just graduate...
1 1 year 10 weeks ago
by stevefeit
1 year 10 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Mandatory divorce mediation in MA?
My ex-husband and I divorced with normal litigation. He convinced my lawyer to do something wrong in an effort to convince her to protect an inheritan...
3 1 year 11 weeks ago
by confused mom
1 year 10 weeks ago
by admin
Enforcing a Massachusetts divorce decree
Hello, What are the steps to enforce a MA divorce decree? Do I need a lawyer and what kind of lawyer? Thanks, JJD92
1 1 year 11 weeks ago
by JJD92
1 year 11 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Substance Abuse and Abandonment before MA divorce
Wife has been an serious alcoholic for 20+ years. In an out of rehab, hospitals, etc. Long term marriage (20+ years). 6 years ago she moved out into a...
1 1 year 11 weeks ago
by 68xlch
1 year 11 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
How do I start a divorce in Massachusetts?
Hello. We have lived in Massachusetts for over ten year as husband and wife but now we need a divorce. I've read a little bit on line about this but...
3 1 year 11 weeks ago
by GenM5
1 year 11 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can someone get life insurance on third party without knowledge or consent in MA
Hi If you could help me this would be great or at least guide me in the right direction , I have a sibling that took life insurance out on me , I neve...
2 1 year 12 weeks ago
by crazyfamily
1 year 11 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Child custody in MA and Custodial Interference?
I have three children. Two of which are from one father. Who I was never married too. Back in 2009, he put his hands on me and I kicked him out of my ...
1 1 year 12 weeks ago
by Anonymous
1 year 11 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Ex husband wants to voluntarily relinquish parental rights
My ex husband and I have been divorced now for over three years. We have 2 children a 5.5 year old and a 3.5 year old together and he is in and out of...
1 1 year 12 weeks ago
by Akm.mcm3
1 year 11 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Harassment by ex-spouse after MA divorce
Hi: I am interested for legal advice as to how a guy can stop a woman who incessantly attacks the ex (post divorce) with profanity laden texts and ema...
1 1 year 12 weeks ago
by nukefishvt
1 year 12 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Spouse wants to stop divorce in MA?
if I file for divorce and my wife contests it but we have been seperated for 10 years and have been living separately for 10 years can she contest the...
2 1 year 12 weeks ago
by glitter1987
1 year 12 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Dividing home equity when there are third-party contributions
My boyfriend (at the time; now husband and soon to be ex), my mother and I pooled our resources and bought a house together in 2001. My boyfriend had...
3 1 year 14 weeks ago
by JennyinMA
1 year 12 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
alimony versus child support in Massachusetts
I am an upper middle class payor of alimony. I currently pay alimony at a fixed percent of my income and do not pay child support for my children. At ...
2 1 year 16 weeks ago
by tdbar
1 year 12 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Upward departure from MA child support guidelines
I am currently going through a divorce and the Judge insists on an upward departure on my child support because I lost a job because I commited a crim...
1 1 year 13 weeks ago
by winter99
1 year 13 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
reopen MA divorce property settlement and judgment
In a Massachusetts divorce, when one party was disabled, living in Arizona, could not afford counsel, applied for and was denied legal assistance, the...
1 1 year 14 weeks ago
by hammysmom
1 year 13 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Divorce when I can't locate spouse outside MA
I'm a disabled woman whos husband caused my disability then left Massachusetts 11yrs ago.I want a divorce but I can't locate him. How can I get a divo...
1 1 year 14 weeks ago
by sadness
1 year 14 weeks ago
by Boston Probate ...
Being forced out of my daughters life.
Seven years ago I turned over guardianship of my daughter to my father and his then girl friend, later wife. (Because they were not married I had to s...
1 1 year 16 weeks ago
by Stressedmom24
1 year 15 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Ending alimony payments after divorce outside MA
I was divorced in NY. My ex lives in MA now. Can I file to stop my alimony in MA? I'm 64 now.
3 1 year 17 weeks ago
by Andrew woodford
1 year 16 weeks ago
by Andrew woodford
Mother has moved with son and won't give physical address
I am a British citizen who was a permanent resident in the USA until very recently at which time I had to return home to the UK. I had physical custod...
1 1 year 16 weeks ago
by CaelanT
1 year 16 weeks ago
by Boston Probate ...
Move out of marital home prior to divorce in MA?
We are a young couple (early 30's) married 3 years, no children who purchase our condo last October (therefore less than a year) in both nam...
1 1 year 16 weeks ago
by WilDeliver
1 year 16 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Emancipation of children in MA and family vacations
At what age does a child not have to go on a family vacation with one of their parents
1 1 year 16 weeks ago
by meghara1
1 year 16 weeks ago
by The Editor
Will divorce judgement from different state be enforced or honored in MA courts?
My ex-husband and I were divorced as of 1/4/13. It was a 23 year marriage. It took 2 years to divorce. I was awarded Spousal Support of $900 a month a...
2 1 year 17 weeks ago
by LynMCo
1 year 16 weeks ago
by LynMCo
Division of property during MA divorce
My husband and I were married 4 years, now live in Massachusetts and are getting a divorce. He had a house before we were married. He sold the house e...
2 1 year 17 weeks ago
by slmunger66
1 year 17 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Child support arrears in MA?
My mother, who is 61 now, informed me today that her child support back pay had been terminated 2 years ago. This confused me because my father has ow...
1 1 year 18 weeks ago
by humblefarmer
1 year 17 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Stay at home mother wanting to leave MA with kids after divorce
I am a stay at home mother. We moved to MA a few years ago for a job transfer. Our family lives in the south. For many reasons I am trying to educate ...
3 1 year 18 weeks ago
by unsure
1 year 18 weeks ago
by unsure
What is income for purposes of calculating child support payments in MA?
I take care of a man that lives in my home. Money I make for hosting him is federal/state tax free money were i do not use w2 form for it with taxes.&...
2 1 year 18 weeks ago
by Ibrahim mustafa
1 year 18 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Father's Visitations rights in MA, notice requirement?
I babysit for a friend who had a messy divorce in Massachusetts. She tells me that if her ex-husband, father of their 18 month old son, does not give ...
1 1 year 18 weeks ago
by Factory_Hag
1 year 18 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Force spouse to sell house in MA divorce?
My wife wants to keep the house but she is on disability and what she makes monthly will barely pay the mortgage. I want my name off the mortgage but ...
1 1 year 19 weeks ago
by trulystuck
1 year 18 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Divorced in NH but need modifications to judgment in MA
Hello, my ex and I got divorced in NH but I live in Massachusetts now, and he lives in VT In our custody agreement we have shared custody, h...
2 1 year 19 weeks ago
by mkeyser25
1 year 19 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Ex Husband refusing to pay amount agreed to in MA divorce
In our Massachusetts divorce agreement , he agreed to pay me x amount of dollars 3 months of the year when I am unemployed for summer vacation . This ...
2 1 year 20 weeks ago
by Ami Roi
1 year 19 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Considerations for bread-winner mother in MA divorce
I have been married for almost 5 years now and for sometime have been considering filing for divorce. Mainly because I am tired of not being recognize...
3 1 year 20 weeks ago
by RIRR
1 year 19 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
What should I do after being served with divorce papers?
I just got served with divorce papers by my wife and it came as a surprise. I knew she was saying she would do it but I thought she wouldn't. So wha...
2 5 years 17 weeks ago
by Confusedguy
1 year 20 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Can non-custodial parent in Massachusetts object to living arrangement with girlfriend?
The custodial parent who has physical custody only, is in the process of selling his home. He will walk away with a net gain of over $240,000. He is m...
1 1 year 21 weeks ago
by adviseplease
1 year 21 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Divorce with spouse outside of the country...
Hi There, I have done a great deal of research and can't seem to tie up a few loose ends with this process. My husband is living outside of the ...
1 3 years 35 weeks ago
by Anonymous
1 year 21 weeks ago
by admin
MA divorce when husband deported and living in foreign country
Hi, I want to file for divorce from my husband. We have been living apart since April 2010 when he was deported to the UK after being arrested here fo...
1 1 year 22 weeks ago
by grandmaida
1 year 21 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Pay support directly to child that has moved out of Massachusetts
I am the non-custodial parent of an 18 year old who just completed her first year of college out of state. She has chosen to stay out of state, find a...
1 1 year 22 weeks ago
by royaltkreed
1 year 21 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
GRANDPARENT'S RIGHTS IN MA?
My brother passed away from cancer 3 years ago and since then his wife has only made is possible for my parents to see his children approximately 6 ti...
1 1 year 23 weeks ago
by misstaymak
1 year 22 weeks ago
by The Editor
Effective date of separation agreement same as divorce in MA?
My ex-wife and I appeared before a judge with an agreed upon separation agreement in January, 2013. We signed and it was notarized by both attorneys. ...
2 1 year 23 weeks ago
by SmorX8
1 year 23 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
How to terminate child support in MA child is 18 and DOR is involved?.
My son now lives with me and his mother is still getting my c/s payments from my paycheck every week. He turned 18 two days ago and will graduate high...
2 1 year 24 weeks ago
by Erik Buiwit
1 year 23 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Challenging or amending custody when child lives outside of MA
Hi, I am worried about the stability and welfare of my 9yr old son who lives with his mother in Utah. I filed for divorce in Massachusetts in '07 and ...
3 1 year 25 weeks ago
by P Mull
1 year 24 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Child support termination with DOR (Department of Revenue in MA)
My son turns 18 in March 2013 and finishes high school on May 20, 2013 with no plans for college. He is a physically capable person with no disabiliti...
1 1 year 41 weeks ago
by jbates
1 year 24 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Financial statement needed for uncontested divorce in Massachusetts?
My wife and I are divorcing amicably, with no contest and no attorney involvement. We mutually arrived at a fair division of assets (house will be sol...
4 1 year 28 weeks ago
by Sure15
1 year 24 weeks ago
by Sure15
Health Insurance with MA divorce after 1yr of marriage
I am insured through my spouse. We will be filing for divorce soon in Massachusetts. We have only been married a year. He says he is not going to keep...
2 1 year 24 weeks ago
by newenglandgirl
1 year 24 weeks ago
by newenglandgirl
What does child support pay for under Massachusetts law?
I've been divorced for five years now and have very little contact with my former wife or our child. I'm sorry about that but I have a new life now. ...
4 2 years 37 weeks ago
by Upsetdad
1 year 25 weeks ago
by The Editor
how do i fight a 209a after the ten day hearing that i could not attend
i was served a ten day restraining order. from a exgirlfreind that has numerious alchol related problems. she has a dwi,she has been sectioned and bee...
1 1 year 25 weeks ago
by Howard Smith
1 year 25 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Getting Full Custody after Massachusetts divorce
My husband and I are married. I have been considering divorce for some time now and have met briefly with a lawyer. But I haven't hired anyone yet, si...
1 1 year 25 weeks ago
by needmorecoffee
1 year 25 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Pay support in MA with 50/50 shared custody?
I may have a unique situation, so I am posting for some feedback. My wife and I have been seperated ( living apart ) for 4 years now. She lives in her...
1 1 year 26 weeks ago
by DaveGeno
1 year 26 weeks ago
by wyckoffn
MA CHAPTER 201F CAREGIVER AUTHORIZATION AFFIDAVITS
I have 2 questions regarding this authorization. 1. The Caregiver authorization affidavit requires the caregiver relationship. Does the caregiver for ...
1 1 year 26 weeks ago
by phamel
1 year 26 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Divorcing in MA if one party is in different country (Canada)
We were married in MA 10 years ago. We are now separated, he moved back to MA and I continue to live in Canada. He has told me he will be applying for...
8 1 year 33 weeks ago
by oldandtired
1 year 26 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Child Support for a non biological child in Massachusetts
I was in a relationship with a woman I felt I loved for eternity and etc. During our time together I was incarcerated. I learned she was pregnant and ...
1 1 year 27 weeks ago
by Confused007
1 year 26 weeks ago
by The Editor
Unwed mother moving with child out of MA
I am not married to my ex fiance and he is on the birth certificate of my son. There is no court order for custody. He moved out of our home 3 months ...
1 1 year 27 weeks ago
by newmom80
1 year 27 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Fighting a False 209a and text messages
Hello! I am building my case to represent myself in a return hearing. I am in a situation where quotes were taken from text messages and/or emails...
0 1 year 27 weeks ago
by MrSleigh
n/a
Importance of extant custodial schedule in establishing primary physical custody
My wife moved out 17 months ago. We have a daughter who is now five. Since she moved out, we have each cared for our daughter 50% of the time. "Sarah"...
3 1 year 28 weeks ago
by Marvin67
1 year 27 weeks ago
by Marvin67
Do I have to take class for MA parent education program?
I'm pretty sure I've got go to a parent education program as part of my divorce (if I decide to file for divorce), but my kids are a little older (16 ...
2 5 years 18 weeks ago
by Cheri81
1 year 28 weeks ago
by wyckoffn
Changes to an uncontested divorce agreement in Massachusetts
My ex and I signed all the papers for an uncontested divorce and the case is filed and we are waiting for our court date. We have an 8 yea told son to...
2 1 year 28 weeks ago
by Anonymous
1 year 28 weeks ago
by allan@baronlawm...
Retirement account split after MA divorce
My ex husband and I are starting the process of splitting 401k/pensions per our divorce agreement. He is an employee of the State of Mass with a pe...
1 1 year 29 weeks ago
by jms19752
1 year 29 weeks ago
by wyckoffn
Finances after divorce in Massachusetts Bristol County
My husband and I are still friends, we will be filing for divorce within the next year. I will be a single mom with one dependent. I own our home myse...
1 1 year 31 weeks ago
by sadmomof1
1 year 30 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Dismiss Massachusetts Divorce Case
My wife and I filed a Joint Petition for Divorce in Massachusetts and went to court on Feb 5th of this year for our divorce hearing, which was granted...
2 1 year 30 weeks ago
by Dojistar
1 year 30 weeks ago
by Dojistar
Contempt Issues with Massachusetts divorce
Let me start with a little background information. My son will be 18 in a few weeks and is due to graduate high school this June. I have a court date ...
1 1 year 31 weeks ago
by jbates1969
1 year 31 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
modification for child support or alimony after MA divorce
Hello, I am in the process of taking my ex-husband back for a modification of child support/alimony. His income has drastically increased but is able ...
1 1 year 31 weeks ago
by jannene3
1 year 31 weeks ago
by wyckoffn
Can divorce court deviate from MA child support guidelines?
In June of 2011 one of my two children came to live with me, My wife had on child (both in school) I had one child, attorneys determined CS amount and...
1 1 year 31 weeks ago
by Essex_Dad
1 year 31 weeks ago
by admin
Deferred Income in marital assets for divorce in Massachusetts
My husband is self employed and is owed a large sum of money from his business partner for work performed during the course of our marriage. Is this a...
1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Lucinda
1 year 32 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Lost health insurance after MA divorce--ask for alimony or more child support?
Hello. I got divorced a few months ago. I thought the agreement said he had to keep me on his health insurance so I never thought once about that. Got...
3 1 year 33 weeks ago
by newbie Maddie
1 year 32 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Incomplete Massachusetts Rule 401 Financial Statement Form
Quick Question about 410 Form... When my soon to be ex filled out her 410 form in our first court date for Temp Orders, she did not fill in any assets...
1 1 year 33 weeks ago
by The Guy Next Door
1 year 33 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
Divorce in MA when spouse leaves state
Hi my name is Rich.. I have a friend who has been seperated from her husband for maybe a year now... she has been living with me and my wife and child...
2 1 year 33 weeks ago
by Reitsme
1 year 33 weeks ago
by Reitsme
Asset Division in Massachusetts divorce
I filed for divorce from the wife in 2012. We were married for 19 years. I have a question about martial assets. Before I moved out, we closed out our...
2 1 year 34 weeks ago
by The Guy Next Door
1 year 33 weeks ago
by The Guy Next Door
Child support modification from divorce outside Massachusetts?
My ex spouse and child live in MA, I moved to be closer to my child. We were divorced in NY state and I have been current on my child support. My ex s...
1 1 year 34 weeks ago
by jjmann_59
1 year 33 weeks ago
by Local Lawyer
child support termination
I have some questions on if, when and how to end child support and what is considered emancipation. Background, I have custody of my two youngest ...
3 2 years 40 weeks ago
by rlefig
1 year 35 weeks ago
by Ljemson

For additional information about this area of Massachusetts law

try our Quick Information Library or search The Forum for MA Law (top, right corner of page).

Talk to a Divorce Attorney Today
Most offer FREE Consultations
Connect with The Forum
facebook google twitter linkedin
Syndicate content