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Best Bet

Massachusetts Laws

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Selected Massachusetts Cases

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Best Bet

Family Law Advocacy for Low and Moderate Income Litigants , 2d ed., 2008. Mass. Legal Services.
Online version of great book includes checklists, sample agreements and forms and so much more. Despite the title, those in all income brackets will find it useful. Best online source.

Massachusetts Laws

MGL c.208 Divorce

Court Rules

Forms

Help in Determining which Forms to Use

What Forms Do I File for Divorce? Explains which forms you should use, with links to the court forms themselves.

Divorce Forms

Divorce Forms . Links to court forms and additional legal forms related to divorce. 

Selected Massachusetts Cases

Ansin v. Craven-Ansin , 457 Mass. 283 (2010)
Post-Nuptial Agreements may be enforced. "[T]he judge should determine at a minimum whether (1) each party has had an opportunity to obtain separate legal counsel of each party's own choosing; (2) there was fraud or coercion in obtaining the agreement; (3) all assets were fully disclosed by both parties before the agreement was executed; (4) each spouse knowingly and explicitly agreed in writing to waive the right to a judicial equitable division of assets and all marital rights in the event of a divorce; and (5) the terms of the agreement are fair and reasonable at the time of execution and at the time of divorce."

Web Sources

General Information

Separation Agreements

Financial Statements and Other Financial Issues

Print Sources


Last update: August 18, 2016

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