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Is your spouse hiding assets?

If you are going through a divorce in Massachusetts, there is a lot you need to consider. Unfortunately, one factor you need to ponder is if your spouse has been hiding assets. Divorces, especially high asset ones, can get ugly, and one spouse may not think he or she should have to split everything in the divorce proceedings. However, the law states that all assets need to be declared, and there are a number of ways you can investigate if you think your spouse is not being forthcoming.

What should go into a postnuptial agreement?

Couples in Massachusetts who are entering into marriage may choose to skip having a prenuptial agreement because the thought of divorce seems truly unbelievable. However, once settled into married life, and once reality sets in, the couple may realize that an agreement of some type may be a smart idea. For many of these couples a postnuptial agreement may be in order.

Is my company required to offer Workers' Comp?

The purpose of Massachusetts’ Workers’ Compensation program is to give injured workers a system for recovering lost wages and medical costs due to a work-related injury. Massachusetts state government requires all employers, with some exceptions, to provide this insurance for its workers, including themselves if they draw a salary. The mandate covers all employees, no matter how many hours you work, with two exceptions.

When does my divorce become official for tax filing?

As much as you may dread filing your taxes normally, after you have completed a divorce in Massachusetts court the idea of taxes becomes even more complicated by determining your filing status. If you were married at the end of the previous tax year but divorced now, how do you file? Do your changes in financial status such as alimony or child support payments affect your current filing?

5 incredible co-parenting tips for divorced couples

Your divorce changed your life. When your spouse asked for the split, you didn't lament the loss of the marriage as much as the changes to your life with the children. You have two of them, still in grade school, and you love spending time with them. You worry that the divorce will alter that relationship.

Can I request more alimony after divorce?

After your divorce in Massachusetts courts, you may be awarded an initial alimony payment from your ex-spouse to account for the financial needs of both you and your children. That alimony payment may be under temporary or conditional terms, or may be long-term - but what happens when the alimony payment is not enough? If you are struggling to support yourself and your family on the current alimony payment, or if your financial situation otherwise changes due to some hardship, can you request a larger alimony payment?

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