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Why is Collaborative Divorce Better than Litigated Divorce?

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com The first step in facing divorce is to select the best divorce process for the two of you, for example, litigation or Collaboration (Collaborative Divorce). Of course, you each have different interests and goals; in litigation, a judge may dismiss them outright; that will not happen in Collaborative Divorce. […]

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How to Use Deadlock Arbitration

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com Part Two Making the decision to arbitrate: Deadlock Arbitration can be used to resolve deadlock arising out of the Collaborative or Mediation process. After deadlock, attorneys discuss arbitration with their clients. Pro se litigants discuss arbitration between themselves. If all agree, an Arbitration Agreement is executed. The basic arbitration […]

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Why Confidential Deadlock Arbitration?

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com Part One What is Deadlock Arbitration? Deadlock Arbitration is a private confidential process that avoids the need to “change over” to public court litigation when divorce mediation or Collaborative Divorce reaches a total breakdown. What causes deadlock? Deadlock results from a party refusing to move from a position. For […]

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Ten Tech Tips for Couples Splitting Up

Reprinted article by Natasha Stokes courtesy of Techlicious ** Note: Tip 1. is reprinted in its entirety, however, Tips 2 through 10 are explained by clicking on: techlicious.com. ****************************************************************************************************************************** If the end of a marriage is looming, it can seem insane to be thinking about things like how to deal with that shared Flickr account, […]

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Choosing the Right Divorce Process

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DIvorcingOptions.com Question Two – What is the best divorce process for me? Recently in Holiday Time, Divorce Time? Remember…, I wrote about making the decision to divorce. If you have made that decision, it is time to consider the Process. There are two overall divorce processes – the Court Process […]

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Alimony & Property Division

by Justin L. Kelsey, Esq. Kelsey & Trask, P.C. Alimony & Property Division: 7 Lessons from the Appeals Court The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 took effect on March 1, 2012 and significantly changed the law in Massachusetts relating to awards of alimony. Today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court released an opinion that addresses some of […]

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MA. Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure, Supplemental Rule 410. Mandatory Self Disclosure.

By Karen M. Buckley, Esq. The following Probate and Family Court Rule is included for your reference in order to help you prepare to collect the documentation necessary to present to the Court. The requirements are quite extensive and careful attention must be paid to the collection of the appropriate documents. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- (a) Initial Disclosures. […]

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Preparing for Divorce

By Karen M. Buckley, Esq. Divorce is a major life change for everyone in the family. Thus, as with any important decision, a person considering divorce should be as prepared and informed as possible when making this decision. This article will highlight several factors and issues which should be considered by a person contemplating divorce. […]

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Distributing Marital Assets

By Karen M. Buckley, Esq. SUMMARY OF CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED IN DISTRIBUTING MARITAL ASSETS [Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, §34] The following information is presented to assist you in understanding some of the issues considered by the Court regarding domestic relations cases in accordance with Massachusetts statutes, case law and Rules of […]

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