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Four Tips to Protect Your Children During a Divorce

By DiBella Law Offices on December 22, 2015

Divorce is hard on everyone involved. It is especially hard on your children. You may think that you are trying to protect your children but instead you may be hurting them. As Methuen divorce attorneys, we see many children who are hurt by their parents who are in fact just trying to protect them.

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Working Effectively With Your Divorce Attorney

By DiBella Law Offices on December 7, 2015

Divorce is a stressful, often complicated process, and your attorney will be your guide and advocate for as long as it takes. You can make things easier for both of you by following a few basic tenets for working successfully with your Methuen divorce attorney:

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Defining Property Division in a Massachusetts Divorce

By DiBella Law Offices on November 25, 2015

When a couple goes through a divorce in Massachusetts, anything owned before a marriage is generally considered separate property while anything acquired during the marriage is joint property. Dividing joint property can be a difficult and contentious process, and property division in Massachusetts falls under equitable distribution laws.

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Understanding the Four Types of Alimony under Massachusetts Law

By DiBella Law Offices on November 18, 2015

One of the most contentious issues in a divorce is a determination of which of the spouses will have to pay alimony, how much the alimony will be and how long it will last. There are many factors to be considered including the relative earning power of the spouses, the length of the marriage, the circumstances of the divorce, and the contribution of each spouse to the family’s property and lifestyle.

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How to Start the Divorce Process

By DiBella Law Offices on August 10, 2015

The process of divorce is a painful and sometimes arduous one, and you may be wondering how to begin the process and whether you need the assistance of a Methuen divorce attorney, even if your relationship is amicable.

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