Is Divorce Really All About Love?

Is Divorce Really All About Love?

A Different Kind of Valentine When people think about divorce, they think about all the ugly parts of human behavior – hate, greed, conflict, domestic violence, drugs, alcohol, financial mismanagement, parenting differences, you name it and it has probably been...

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Inheritances and Divorce

Inheritances and Divorce

Inheritances are one of the most difficult topics in divorce about which to reach agreement. Inheritances involve a myriad of emotions – a sense of legacy, loyalty to one’s family, considerations of the needs of one’s parents or other extended family members to access...

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What’s in a Name (and How to Change it)?

What’s in a Name (and How to Change it)?

In Romeo and Juliet, playwright William Shakespeare asked the question, “What's in a name?” Does a name itself have meaning, or it is just an arbitrary label given to us at birth? Does our name define us or our characteristics? We are not given a choice as to our...

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Life Happens: Divorce Modifications

Life Happens: Divorce Modifications

Divorce agreements sometimes need to be modified because something changes in either or both parties’ lives. Massachusetts has the concepts of “merger” and “survival” of the terms of a divorce agreement, which affect what can be modified in the future and what cannot....

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