If you're wondering whether you can annul your marriage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this article explains what an annulment is, when a marriage can be annulled, and the effects of an annulment.
All divorcing couples must divide their marital property and assign marital debts as part of the divorce process. Massachusetts law requires the division of property in a divorce to be equitable, meaning that it must be fair, though not necessarily equal.
What is alimony? Alimony is money one spouse is ordered to pay to the other following a divorce. These days, alimony is often referred to as "spousal support," although Massachusetts law still uses the older term. Do divorce courts always award alimony? No. It depends on the financial circumstances of the spouses.
Separation agreements (agreements that deal with divorce-related issues such as child custody and support, alimony and the division of property) either “merge” or “survive” a judgment of divorce. This article provides an overview of these terms.