Massachusetts Divorce and the Distribution of Assets

Are you thinking about getting divorced in Massachusetts, but are not sure about what “equitable distribution of assets” under the law means to you? Do you know what are some of the primary factors the […]

At What Age Does Child Support End in Massachusetts?

Does child support terminate after a child’s 18th birthday in Massachusetts? The simple answer is “yes” and “no”.
My Kid Turned 18. Does child support stop now?
If you live in Massachusetts and your son or daughter is […]

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines

Calculating Child Support in Massachusetts

In many cases, a parent who is granted primary physical custody of a child (the child lives with them) is entitled to child support from the non-custodial parent. The Guidelines worksheet is used […]

Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt

Attorney Kerri Quintal commented in the Boston Herald’s entertainment section about the September 21, 2016 announcement that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.

The article, titled Angelina Jolie’s Kids Play Could Get Ugly, speculates that […]

Gray Divorce and Retirement

No matter what your age or income, a divorce often has a major financial impact. However, reports indicate that saving for retirement after a gray divorce (50 or older) can be very difficult, because each […]

Preparing for Your First Meeting with a Divorce Attorney

You have made the difficult decision –- or it has been made for you –- that the marriage is over. It’s time to find a divorce attorney and start proceedings.

There are three reasons to meet […]

5 Ways to Help Your Teenager Deal With Your Divorce

A divorce can be a painful experience for both spouses, and may be particularly destabilizing for children and teenagers. It can result in anger and anxiety as young ones attempt to struggle to understand something […]

Finding Support After Your Divorce

Your marriage has crumbled. The person you intended to spend the rest of your life with is no longer your friend; your “in sickness and in health” partner is gone. It’s a horrible and lonely […]

Gray Divorces Are on the Rise

Last year a television sitcom featured an older divorced couple. The mother moved in with the bachelor son and the father moved in with the daughter and her family. The high jinx the parents had […]

Name the Two Places On Planet Earth Where You Can’t Get a Divorce

Can you name the two countries on planet earth where you can’t get a divorce? The first one you might know, but the second may be a surprise.
Country with no divorce — #1
Here’s a hint. It’s […]

Men: Avoid Getting a Bum Rap Divorce

A bum rap is defined as “unfair punishment and a scolding.” Not terms generally applied in a divorce suit, but ask the majority of divorced males and they might well feel that they received unfair punishment — […]

Rebuilding a Marriage After Infidelity

 An affair or infidelity — perhaps more than money worries, health issues, and arguments — can devastate a marriage and cause intense heartache and emotional pain. It undermines the foundation of marriage itself. But an […]

Divorce and False Allegations of Abuse

The ability to quickly obtain an Order of Protection (an allegation of abuse) has created, what many believe, a system ripe for abuse. While it’s meant to act as a safety mechanism in cases where domestic […]

7 Holiday Tips for Divorced Families

While your kids are wishing for that special present for Christmas or Hanukkah, many divorced moms and dads are dreaming about spending time with the kids. If you are a divorced parent and part of […]

Coping with the Holidays After a Divorce

The holiday season can be especially challenging for a divorced couple or one in the process of a divorce. Everyone else on the planet appears to be having a grand time, while a divorced couple […]

Seeking a Second Opinion on Your Divorce Case

If a physician told you that you needed major surgery, you would probably have no qualms about seeking a second opinion. Clients often ask me if asking for a second opinion from another attorney is a […]