Property Division

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At The Halks Firm, we have the drive, determination, and specialized knowledge to help you obtain a more positive outcome at the end of your divorce. We understand the heavy personal and emotional toll that dissolving a marriage tends to take (especially when deciding who gets what), and we are here to simplify the process as much as possible. If you and your spouse have decided to divorce (or if you intend to divorce them), you must seek legal representation immediately in order to ensure you don’t get the short end of the stick in your divorce decree.

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Property Division in Massachusetts

Property division is perhaps one of the most challenging and contentious aspects of divorce. After deciding to divorce, both spouses must take stock of their personal possessions and decide what property is separate and what is shared. This becomes particularly difficult for couples who have been married for 10 years or more, as well as those who have combined their major assets or named one another as co-owners of certain accounts and possessions.

When it comes to divorce, Massachusetts is an equitable division state, meaning that both partners maintain ownership of the income they earned individually during the marriage and each spouse has the right to retain property that is only in his or her name. However, at the point of divorce, Massachusetts courts attempt to divide all assets, property, and accounts in a way that is more or less fair, even if it is not a 50/50 split.

Since total agreement is unlikely between divorcing partners, our team here at The Halks Firm is prepared to contend for your best interests and help you make sure you don’t lose access to important assets, savings, and valued possessions. If you are entering divorce, connect with a member of our team as soon as possible and learn how we can help you.

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