Divorced 2 years ago in Massachusetts through a mediator, split everyting 50/50. He's was a State worker who just retired early, and I found out he is getting 6 months of paid vacation/sick days. What are the odds of me getting half of that if I file for myself at the courthouse with no... Read more »
You actually need counsel to review the Separation Agreement's terms. Usually property division in divorce is a complete resolution . There could be setting aside for fraud if you had no reason to be aware of this financial asset, but this is complicated and time is sensitive.
Mediation involves a 3rd party neutral professional. It seems you're considering a marital settlement agreement via negotiations with the dad. Child custody orders, including child support, should be issued by a Court to be legally valid. See:...Read more »
The factors on property division are also applicable to debt division. Without knowing the circumstances and the duration of the marriage it is not possible to respond other than that if divorce was already contemplated when the educational program was commenced, that it may be unrealistic to...Read more »
I had hired a lawyer who gave my case to an intern or brand new attorney who was not familiar with how to present a case of domestic abuse including rape, physical, emotional and verbal abuse due to alcoholism. These trusts were not presented to the judge or to the lawyer of the spouse and if done... Read more »
It depends on what you mean by "win" and on the terms of the arbitration order/ procedures, if any. For example, there may be an opportunity for a new arbitration hearing, or the arbitrator may make a decision based on the filings and your statements at any arbitration hearing. This is...Read more »
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