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Q: Uncontested No-Fault 1A divorce MA - If I have a prenup with my spouse, do we still need to file a financial statement?
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Julia Rueschemeyer answered on May 18, 2020

Yes, you do. The Financial Statements are the only way that a judge can evaluate your financial situation and decide if the division of property is fair and equitable and if the support is appropriate. The Financial Statements are signed under penalty of perjury. The court has no other way of... Read more »

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Q: If both parties want a divorce and don’t share any assets or kids do they still have to give financial documents?
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Julia Rueschemeyer answered on Sep 24, 2019

Yes, you do have to give financial statements. This is the only way that the court knows your financial situation and can judge whether a divorce agreement is fair.

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Q: How long does it take to get a divorce through mediation in Massachusetts?
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Julia Rueschemeyer answered on Nov 12, 2018

A sample timeline (when there are no holdups) for divorce mediation:

A first appointment is usually available within 5-15 days.

• After our first meeting, I get you a draft of the separation agreement within about 1-2 weeks. This can take longer if there are real...
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Q: My husband and I have 2 kids and he only wants to pay for daycare even thou the kids live with me ,can I get him to help

My husband and I have 2 kids and he only wants to pay for daycare even thou the kids live with me ,can I get him to help more since they will be living with me hence I need a bigger space and my rent will cost more than his ?

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Julia Rueschemeyer answered on Dec 4, 2017

Through a divorce process, you can get child support according to Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. The calculation is based on each of your gross incomes, how much time each of you spends with the children, and how much each of you pays for health insurance, dental insurance for the... Read more »

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