Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World

The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released the “Global Study on Homicide: Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls” on Sunday to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The report analyzed the violence perpetrated against women worldwide in 2017, looking at intimate partner violence and family-related killings such as dowry- and … Continue reading Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World

SEPARATION v. DIVORCE

Dissolution of a marriage can only happen through a divorce decree issued by a Court of competent jurisdiction. However, many states issue "legal separation", "conversion divorce"or "separate support" judgments-- which fall short of a divorce but still address certain marital situations. A legal separation and separate support are types of applications to the court to recognize that … Continue reading SEPARATION v. DIVORCE

Can I Protect My Pension From My Soon-to-be Ex?

Massachusetts has taken the position that ALL assets of the parties (individual and marital) are put on the table for distribution at time of divorce. Many states honor "separate property" doctrine at time of divorce--that is property the parties' owned before marriage or in their name only -- but Massachusetts does not.  So, any pension … Continue reading Can I Protect My Pension From My Soon-to-be Ex?

If giving up custody of my two children to my husband can I go back in several years and try to get custody?

Let me correct you about certain assumptions your question seems to be making: In today's environment, "fault" is not necessary to prove against the other spouse to get a divorce. In other words, infidelity, cruelty, abandonment etc., does not have to be plead or proved to get a divorce, and frankly most lawyers do not … Continue reading If giving up custody of my two children to my husband can I go back in several years and try to get custody?

How Fast Can I Get A Divorce If I Can’t Locate My Spouse?

Respectfully, you seem to be a bit confused about the process involved in the dissolution of a marriage.  Lets start with: you cannot get a divorce if you cannot locate the other party. To begin the divorce process you must file a Complaint for Divorce with a court of competent jurisdiction (in Massachusetts, a Probate & … Continue reading How Fast Can I Get A Divorce If I Can’t Locate My Spouse?