As with any other life-altering decision, you should take your time and think things through before you finalize your divorce.
Avoiding these common mistakes people make during divorce can put you in a position to move on to a healthy emotional and financial space post-divorce.
Even in a no-fault divorce, you’ll have to choose a “grounds” for the divorce. Incompatibility is a commonly used ground.
Massachusetts divorce attorney Rudy Jaworski answers:
The court will rule on all contested issues before it that are set forth in each party’s pleadings and are not otherwise withdrawn or settled in agreement between the party. If the parties have reached an agreement on some or all of the issues between them, then that agreement is presented to the court for […]
One of the most important mistakes that I think people make is failing to keep in mind the big picture and the strategy that you and your attorney have come up with for your divorce case. The entire divorce process can often be long, and both emotionally and financially draining. Trying to keep your focus […]
Judges encourage parties to settle as many issues between themselves as possible. The court will decide any issues that remain unresolved between the parties. If the parties are able to resolve allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, but they cannot agree on the division of their estate, then the court will only have to […]
Divorce is one of the most difficult life transitions anyone can face. Everyone handles divorce in their own way. For some women, it can be that she left her career to stay at home and raise the kids and didn’t really handle too many of the marital finances, and now she’s getting divorced and she’s […]
Discovery is a pre-trial procedure for parties to obtain evidence from each other through various means. Examples of discovery are document requests, interrogatories, and subpoenas. Discovery begins shortly after the initiation of a divorce proceeding and generally continues to be updated throughout the duration of the case in preparation for trial. Madilyn Keating Ellsworth is […]
If they’re contested issues in a divorce case the parties can’t work out between themselves and their attorneys, then it may be necessary to proceed to court for a hearing or a full trial. If a case does go to court the parties will file the necessary pleadings or motions according to a briefing schedule […]