Massachusetts Child Support Attorneys
Massachusetts is an “equitable division” state, which means that when spouses divorce, the assets and debts they accumulated during their marriage must be split equitably. This does not necessarily mean that assets and debts will be divided equally, however.
Although the value of divided assets and debts should be equal, divorce judges have wide discretion in determining how this split is accomplished. Short of negotiating a settlement with the other spouse or forging a martial agreement, such as a prenup, divorcing parties can find themselves with little control over their finances and possessions once the wheels of a Massachusetts divorce start rolling.
At Eden Rafferty, our divorce attorneys have nearly 20 years of experience in helping clients resolve asset division issues in divorces, involving:
- Family businesses
- Pensions/retirement funds
While child support amounts are largely determined by state guidelines, it is possible to negotiate financial matters relating to a child’s financial support that could have an effect on the amount a court approves. Reserving money for a child’s schooling, college or financial maintenance can be done in advance of a divorce and can be a valuable “bargaining chip” in divorce negotiations.
Our lawyers are comfortable in assisting clients in simple, complex and high-asset divorce situations. When needed, we employ actuaries, forensic accountants, private investigators and other experts who can get to the bottom of your financial situation.
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