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When going through a divorce in in Massachusetts, it's helpful to have some key information. Below you will find some of the most important facts everyone getting a divorce in the state of Massachusetts should know. The facts listed here are only a selected few of the more comprehensive set of Massachusetts Divorce Laws available for your reference. Remember, every state's law is different, and if you're not sure about a law in your state, you should ask a qualified Massachusetts Divorce Professional.

  • Massachusetts permits several grounds for the divorce, including both the traditional fault grounds (such as adultery or incarceration) as well as no-fault grounds, which mean a faultless but irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
  • Massachusetts' courts can order alimony in any divorce. Courts consider a wide range of financial issues when awarding alimony, such as the length of the marriage, the conduct of the parties during the marriage, each spouse's age, health and ability to earn an income.
  • Courts decide custody based on what is in the child's best interests. While parents can come to their own custody agreements, courts are not bound to accept it.
  • The courts can order child support payments made by either spouse, and it uses child support guidelines that take into consideration each party's income and the number of children for whom support is to be paid. Courts deviate from the guidelines if a party shows paying any amount would be too burdensome.
  • Divorcing couples can divide their property, or they can leave it up to the court. When dividing marital property, courts consider such factors as the length of the marriage, the conduct of the spouses, the occupation and income of the spouses, their employability and the opportunity for each spouse to acquire property in the future.

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