Child custody decisions are often cited as the most difficult part of a divorce. Massachusetts couples may find that financial matters could prove equally tricky. Gaining knowledge of the known pitfalls before filing for divorce may be useful. Couples may want to anticipate any eventualities that may occur after the divorce.
Something to keep in mind is that although marital debts may be split between the parties during a divorce, all documents signed before a divorce remain legally binding. The person whose signature appears on the document will still be held responsible if that debt is unpaid. It is, therefore, advisable to settle all possible outstanding debts before filing for divorce.