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Complex Property Division

The longer a couple has been married, the more their property, assets and lives have been intertwined. These couples may no longer have young children whose custody and support are major issues. Rather, property division is more difficult to settle and often needs to be litigated in court.

Whether you are a mature couple or a younger couple who brought multiple homes and other wealth into your marriage, or whether you are in a long-term or short-term marriage, you need a divorce lawyer who knows the wide variety of assets that must be divided and who can protect your best interests, including your property interests, in court when necessary.

Property and Assets
Massachusetts law requires property to be divided equitably, though not necessarily equally. An almost unlimited variety of property must be located, identified as marital or separate, and evaluated. This includes:
  • Real estate
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Investment portfolios
  • Pension benefits
  • Retirement accounts
  • Family businesses
  • Military benefits
When appropriate we employ experts including forensic accountants, actuaries and business appraisers to accurately evaluate property. We seek out hidden assets, and are prepared for issues such as the enforceability of prenuptial agreements, and tax consequences of dividing property in various ways.

The outcome of your property division settlement or litigation will have consequences for many years to come. Our firm is a broad practice with a high level of dedication to our clients. For over thirty five years we have built a firm known for attentive and responsive service and high-quality advocacy.
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