Divorce

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  • 13-Mar-2017

    High Net Worth Divorces are Complex and Require an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

    A high net worth divorce means that a lot is at stake. Unlike middle-income couples who are W-2 employees, high income couples often have a complex financial life. Assets might include more than one home, several automobiles, a business, significant ...
  • 16-Feb-2017

    Three Reasons To Go Through Mediation

    Though many people don't realize it, mediation can be much better than going through court. You will still need a divorce lawyer but mediation can save you time and money, allowing you to move on with your new life quicker. It is almost like ...
  • 9-Feb-2017

    Why Use a Divorce Lawyer in Contempt Cases

    Once you receive your legally binding divorce decree, you may think you are done heading to court. While this would be the ideal scenario, it isn't always the case. Not all individuals are willing to follow even the most detailed court order. ...
  • 28-Nov-2016

    Tips for Hiring A Divorce Lawyer

    Many married couples find themselves in the situation of requiring a divorce. Unfortunately, this process can often divide up resources or children within the family in a manner that isn't always fair. For these reasons, it is typically advisable ...
  • 29-Sep-2016

    Finding a Good Divorce Lawyer

    Once you've asked for (or been asked for) a divorce, your life feels very unsettled. Even if you want a divorce, whatever your reasons, it signifies the end of an important life milestone, a marriage. There will be a period of mourning in which ...
  • 27-Jun-2016

    The New Alimony Statutes in Massachusetts

    One of the most contentious issues during divorce is often spousal support, or more commonly known as alimony. Spousal support payments are made from a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning spouse during and after a divorce in order to help them ...
  • 24-Jun-2016

    The Advantages of Legal Separation

    While no one ever dreams their marriage may come to an end, the fact of the matter is it happens, every day. And while you may have thought long and hard about this decision, you may want to consider legal separation before you enter into the final ...
  • 9-Jun-2016

    Four Tips To Tell Your Children You are Getting a Divorce

    Divorce is hard on everyone involved. It becomes even worse when you have children. It doesn’t matter how old they are, you are going to dread telling them about the changes that will be happening in their lives. Here are some tips to telling ...
  • 12-May-2016

    Divorce Lawyer: Tips To Shield Your Children From Your Divorce

    As a divorce lawyer, I see a lot of children harmed from divorced. Many children really start to act out after their parents get divorced. Some stop talking. Some start getting in trouble at school, whether it is with other children or their grades. ...
  • 5-May-2016

    A Divorce Lawyer Gives Advice To Get Along with Your Ex

    As a divorce lawyer, I help many people through one of the most difficult time in their lives. They have to start new lives, entirely different than they envisioned when they got married. Whether or not you have children, there will come a time when ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Divorce Lawyer Explains Child Custody Law in Massachusetts

    Divorce can be complicated, and it can be even more complicated when children are involved. Couples involved in or considering a divorce should have a sense of how the court handles child custody in Massachusetts. First, having custody means that you ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce Case

    Divorce cases can be confusing to say the least. Having to go through the battle of getting a divorce and fighting for what you believe is fair isn't always easy. However, that doesn't mean you should simply give in and do nothing about it. ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Why You Shouldn't Tackle Your Divorce Hearing Alone

    If you are in the middle of a divorce, you might be worried enough about the financial implications that can come from a marital split. You could be thinking that you can save money by handling the case yourself instead of hiring a divorce lawyer, ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Three Tips To Find the Perfect Divorce Lawyer

    Divorce is hard on everyone. The sooner that you can settle your divorce, the quicker that everyone can move on with their lives. It is better for everyone if both sides can hire a divorce lawyer so the process can move quickly and easily. Here are ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Division of Property Under Massachusetts Divorce Law: Five Facts You Should Know

    If a marriage seems to be unraveling, several aspects may be stressful. One is dividing the property. Any anxiety can be lessened by knowing how the law works. Below are five key facts in Massachusetts division of property law. One, a divorcing ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    3 "Secrets" That You Need to Tell Your Divorce Lawyer

    Most relationships have secrets that the rest of the world does not know about. It can be embarrassing to talk about certain things, so you might want to keep all of these secrets inside. However, in order for your divorce lawyer to represent you in ...
  • 10-Oct-2015

    How to Ensure That You Get Your Share of the Assets in Your Divorce

    If you are getting divorced from your spouse, you are probably worried about a lot of things, including the loss of your relationship. However, one other thing that you might be concerned about is the division of assets. You could be afraid that your ...
  • 10-Oct-2015

    Got Kids? How to Avoid Problems During the Divorce

    Getting a divorce is very seldom pleasant, but things can become even more difficult if there are children involved. If you follow a few tips and hire a good divorce lawyer, however, you can help things go more smoothly as you work to put an end to ...
  • 10-Oct-2015

    Four Reasons To Hire The Best Divorce Lawyer You Can

    Divorce is very difficult on all parties, even if you were the one who wanted to get divorced. It is important to hire a lawyer so you can move on with your new life. Here are some reasons to hire the best divorce lawyer that you can. A divorce ...
  • 10-Oct-2015

    Tips for Selecting an Effective Divorce Lawyer

    Going through a divorce can often be a difficult time. When it comes to choosing the right divorce lawyer, there are a variety of factors worth evaluating. These may include the amount of capital at stake through the divorce, ownership of children ...
  • 18-Jul-2015

    Divorce Lawyer Offers Tips for Shared Parenting of Babies

    Divorce Lawyer Offers Tips for Shared Parenting of Babies Divorce Lawyer Divorce can be hard not just for the adults involved in the process but upon the children who are affected by their parents’ separation. While older children may ...
  • 18-Jul-2015

    Four Reasons To Hire A Divorce Lawyer

    Four Reasons To Hire A Divorce Lawyer Divorce Lawyer Getting divorced is difficult. Feelings are hurt. Emotions are running strong. Also, no matter how long you have been married, you have probably accumulated a lot of things in your marriage. There ...
  • 27-May-2015

    How to Handle Your Emotions While your Divorce Lawyer Handles the Legalities of Custody.

    How to Handle Your Emotions While your Divorce Lawyer Handles the Legalities of Custody. Divorce Lawyer There are many things your divorce lawyer can do for you and some he cannot. We cannot help you keep your emotions in check dealing with the ...
  • 27-May-2015

    The Millennials View on the Single life, Marriage, & Divorce

    The Millennials View on the Single life, Marriage, & Divorce Divorce Lawyer CNN's Carol Costello, in a story called "Ready for the Marriage Apocalypse," said "we are culture rich in divorce. In the United States, almost 42 ...
  • 27-May-2015

    The Top Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

    The Top Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer Divorce Lawyer Going through a divorce can be one the hardest, and most stressful, times in a person’s life. This can make it imperative that if you are currently in the process of going through a ...
  • 27-May-2015

    Divorce Lawyer Discusses Positive Steps for Parenting After Divorce

    Divorce Lawyer Discusses Positive Steps for Parenting After Divorce Divorce Lawyer Recently, KSTAR News posted some common mistakes that people make when parenting after divorce. Mistakes happen in all aspects of life, parenting included. But ...
  • 27-May-2015

    Working with Your Divorce Lawyer During a Pre-Trial Conference in Contested Divorces

    Working with Your Divorce Lawyer During a Pre-Trial Conference in Contested Divorces Divorce Lawyer A divorce lawyer should immediately be contacted if you realize that a divorce with your spouse is definitely a contested one. While many divorces ...
  • 24-Jan-2015

    Why You Need an Experienced Divorce Lawyer in High Net Worth Case

    Why You Need an Experienced Divorce Lawyer in High Net Worth Case Divorce Lawyer Even the most amicable of divorces are emotionally and financially challenging for all parties involved. However, they are usually straightforward enough that the ...
  • 24-Jan-2015

    Working with Your Divorce Lawyer to Keep the Peace During the Holidays

    Working with Your Divorce Lawyer to Keep the Peace During the Holidays Divorce Lawyer Divorce during the holidays is never any fun, especially when it involves children. But a divorce lawyer is going to be mandatory to avoid acrimony during this time ...
  • 9-Dec-2014

    When Can You Have Your Spouse Pay for Your Legal Fees in a Divorce?

    Divorce can be expenses and associated bills and legal fees can start to add up quickly. While it can seem like a daunting situation, under some circumstances, the court can require your spouse to pay for your attorney's fees. Your legal ...
  • 29-Nov-2014

    Do's and Don'ts For Choosing The Right Divorce Lawyer

    Do's and Don'ts For Choosing The Right Divorce Lawyer Divorce Lawyer When you and your spouse decide to call it quits, many decisions must be made, both together and alone. One of the biggest decisions you must make is deciding on a divorce ...
  • 12-Sep-2014

    A Divorce Lawyer Can Help You Avoid These 5 Costly Mistakes That Could Adversely Affect Your Divorce

    A Divorce Lawyer Can Help You Avoid These 5 Costly Mistakes That Could Adversely Affect Your Divorce Divorce Lawyer Most people are clueless when they are faced with divorce, and it is not hard to make costly mistakes when you don't have the ...
  • 12-Sep-2014

    A Worcester Divorce Lawyer Discusses Custody Issues In A Divorce Case

    A Worcester Divorce Lawyer Discusses Custody Issues In A Divorce Case Divorce Lawyer As a parent, the need to provide for, and protect your child is a strong one. You want them to feel safe and secure, but during a time of turmoil a break up between ...
  • 17-Aug-2014

    Will my assets be protected once I file for divorce?

    Will my assets be protected once I file for divorce? Spouses that have filed for divorce or spouses that are contemplating divorce should be aware of the fact that in every Massachusetts divorce case there is an automatic restraining order. At the ...
  • 10-Aug-2014

    Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer: Divorce Can Be Respectful and Civil -- Just Ask Chris and Gwyneth

    Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer: Divorce Can Be Respectful and Civil -- Just Ask Chris and Gwyneth Divorce Lawyer Massachusetts residents probably remember back in March when Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay lead ...
  • 9-Jul-2014

    Motion to Vacate the Marital Home

    Motion to Vacate the Marital Home Oftentimes, we have clients who have yet to separate from their spouse and the two continue to reside in the marital home together and sometimes with their children as well. This most certainly makes for an ...
  • 1-Jul-2014

    Merging Agreements vs. Surviving Agreements

    Merging Agreements vs. Surviving Agreements Separation Agreements either "merge" or "survive" a Judgment of Divorce. When a separation agreement is merged into a Judgment of Divorce, its terms are incorporated into the judgment ...
  • 24-Jun-2014

    Jurisdictional Issues

    Jurisdictional Issues Many people no longer reside in the state they were married in leaving them wondering where they can file. At the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr., we can help you with these inquiries. If you file in the wrong court, you ...
  • 16-Jun-2014

    Contemplating Divorce? Then you need an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

    Contemplating Divorce? Then you need an Experienced Divorce Lawyer Divorce Lawyer You’ve more than likely traveled down an emotional road to reach the conclusion that it’s time for divorce. Maybe you’ve grown apart from your spouse, ...
  • 10-Jun-2014

    Modifications of Divorce

    Modifications A modification to an agreement or decree can only be made if it is shown that either party's circumstances have materially changed. Upon a complaint after a divorce, filed by either parent or by a next friend on behalf of the ...
  • 16-Dec-2013

    Divorce Lawyer: Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng-Murdoch Finalize Divorce

    Divorce Lawyer: Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng-Murdoch Finalize Divorce Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng-Murdoch, made the gossip pages a year or two ago when Deng-Murdoch protected her husband from a heckler who was apparently going to hit him in ...
  • 16-Dec-2013

    Divorce Lawyer Talks Marital Assets: Who Gets the Family Business in a Divorce

    In a divorce, dividing marital assets can be an emotionally trying experience. The two most difficult marital assets to divide are the family home and family business. Both have extreme financial worth and may have become an important fixture in both ...
  • 16-Dec-2013

    Divorce Lawyer: Social Media Gag Orders Becoming Less Uncommon

    Divorce Lawyer: Social Media Gag Orders Becoming Less Uncommon Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash and his wife Alejandra Amarilla Menrath recently obtained a divorce. What made this case a little different from other celebrity splits is that it was a ...
  • 16-Dec-2013

    Worcester Divorce Lawyer: Clint Eastwood, Wife Of 17 Years To Divorce

    Worcester Divorce Lawyer: Clint Eastwood, Wife Of 17 Years To Divorce Dina Eastwood, who has been married to Clint Eastwood for 17 years, filed for divorce from her actor/director husband on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Eastwood cited "irreconcilable ...
  • 16-Dec-2013

    Worcester Divorce Lawyer Comments On Interesting New Study

    Worcester Divorce Lawyer Comments On Interesting New Study Recently, we came across an interesting study that we thought we would share with our Massachusetts readers. The study, from Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the ...
  • 16-Dec-2013

    Divorce Lawyer: Survey Finds 1 in 10 Divorces Precipitated At Least In Part By Secret Credit Card Spending

    Divorce Lawyer: Survey Finds 1 in 10 Divorces Precipitated At Least In Part By Secret Credit Card Spending According to a new survey, one out of 10 recent divorcees cited secret credit card spending as a reason for their marriage ending. In a way, ...
  • 27-Nov-2013

    How DOMA Changes Same Sex Divorce

    How DOMA Changes Same Sex Divorce Same Sex Divorce When the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional, it changed many things for same-sex couples. While DOMA being struck down offered some new benefits for those in a same-sex marriage, such as ...
  • 16-Oct-2013

    The Differences in Child Custody Types and What You Should Know

    The Differences in Child Custody Types and What You Should Know There are different types of child custody types and each can impact your situation depending on what the family courts decide. It is important that if you are involved in a child ...
  • 16-Oct-2013

    Divorce Lawyer News: Have Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones separated?

    Divorce Lawyer News: Have Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones separated? As Worcester residents may have heard earlier this month, film stars Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are believed to have separated. Douglas and Zeta-Jones have not ...
  • 18-Sep-2013

    Divorce Lawyer Assists Stay-at-Home Parents

    Stay-at-home parents may be especially vulnerable during divorce proceedings. These mothers - and a smaller but growing number of fathers - either don't work at all outside the home or have lower-paying, usually part-time jobs that allow them to ...
  • 19-Aug-2013

    Changing Beneficiaries

    When you were in the throes of wedded bliss, you automatically named one beneficiary on all your accounts. If you died, your spouse would get your bank assets, retirement accounts, investments, life insurance proceeds, and annuities. After your ...
  • 19-Aug-2013

    Helping Kids Cope: Why you Should Talk to your Children Before you see a Divorce Lawyer

    Helping Kids Cope: Why you Should Talk to your Children Before you see a Divorce Lawyer Having parents go through a divorce can be especially troubling for children. In order to lessen the impact divorce has on your children, you should make plans to ...
  • 5-Aug-2013

    A Divorce Lawyer Can Help Debunk Divorce Myths.

    One of the most emotional experiences in a person’s life could be a divorce. Many people struggle to deal with the emotional reality of the situation. It’s not a time for a person to let their emotions control their thinking. A divorce ...
  • 11-Jul-2013

    Leading Women for Shared Parenting Fights for Fathers' Rights

    “The majority of divorced dads, and some divorced moms, find themselves with ‘joint custody,’ an arrangement that creates an immediate power imbalance as one parent is limited to kid-time every other weekend and one weeknight ...
  • 6-Jul-2013

    Custody and Visitation Rights of Stepparents

    Many time stepparents play key roles in the upbringing of a child, but, they do not always have visitation rights unless they are requested and awarded. Divorces are usually challenging and custody or visitation rights are not always a given. When ...
  • 6-Jul-2013

    Family Law Attorney Representation

    A family law attorney deals with issues that arise within a family which means they could handle cases representing wives, husbands, children, guardians and domestic partners. These lawyers handle legal issues, such as divorce, child custody, ...
  • 12-Jun-2013

    How 2011 Alimony Changes Impact Divorcees

    In 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law some changes to the alimony laws in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These were the first time these laws had been changed since 1785. The changes were prompted due to new laws that allowed no fault ...
  • 1-Jun-2013

    The Challenges of Same Sex Divorce

    Over the last several years, a number of changes were made to Massachusetts marriage laws. Perhaps the most significant was passing a same sex marriage law which went into effect in May of 2004. However, that law also led to changing residency ...
  • 10-Dec-2012

    Polygamous Marriage in Massachusetts - When can I re-marry after my divorce.

    Polygamous Marriage in Massachusetts – When can I re-marry after my divorce. Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 207 § 4, if you marry another while still married the marriage is void. In other words, if you get re-marry while still ...
  • 10-Dec-2012

    Did you know - It's a crime in Massachusetts for a divorced couple to live together?

    Did you know – It's a crime in Massachusetts for a divorced couple to live together? Massachusetts General Law 208 § 40 makes it a crime, specifically adultery, for a divorced couple to "cohabite" as "husband and ...
  • 9-Dec-2012

    Grounds for Divorce in Massachusetts

    Grounds for Divorce in Massachusetts Massachusetts is both a "fault" and "no fault" divorce state. This means that you can file for divorce because of an irretrievable break down of the marriage or for "cause." Divorce ...
  • 10-Jun-2012

    Temporary Orders

    Temporary Orders At the outset of a divorce case it may be important that a support or custody order be put in place right away so that all parties are supporting their children and know where the children are to be spending their time.
  • 16-Apr-2012

    The Probation Department and Your Divorce

    The Probation Department and Your Divorce In some cases the Probation Department will get involved in a divorce case. "The probation officer's workload may include screening cases from the motions list, fact gathering for the justices, ...
  • 31-Mar-2012

    What assets are part of the marital estate?

    What assets are part of the marital estate? The concept of what is part of the marital estate is very broad. Generally, it includes all property "wherever and however" acquired.
  • 18-Mar-2012

    MCLE 15th Annual Family Law Conference

    MCLE 15 th Annual Family Law Conference Attorney Kovacs is committed to staying up to date in recent changes and developments in the law. Recently Attorney Kovacs attended the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Educations 15 th Annual Family Law ...
  • 18-Mar-2012

    Why Is Gross Income Important to my divorce - Child Support v. Alimony

    Why Is Gross Income Important to my divorce – Child Support v. Alimony It is important to remember the tax effects of child support v. alimony. As you can see from our last post "Gross Income Defined" alimony is specifically listed as ...
  • 7-Mar-2012

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of our Worcester Divorce Law Blog. You can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking here.

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