Though prenuptial agreements can be mistakenly viewed as a sign of distrust, they are an important tool in building a solid foundation for your marriage. The conversation may be uncomfortable at first, but having a trustworthy legal team guide you through the process can make it a positive experience that brings you and your future spouse closer. Any couple with personal or business assets prior to marriage can benefit from a prenup.Read More
Calculating child support is complicated and stressful and the state’s new guidelines aren’t making things any easier. The new guidelines have made some improvements and clarified some ambiguities. We were one of the first to report on the complexities of the new guidelines and have now identified some errors in making calculations.Read More
Parental alienation is a serious issue arising more and more in contentious divorces that can have profound effects on your child’s wellbeing. Though it is not yet officially accepted by the courts as a syndrome, we deeply understand its severity and long-term impact on families.Read More
Has your child become more distant in your absence during your divorce? If you’ve previously had a close relationship, then you might be the target of parental alienation.
Many of our clients aren’t familiar with the concept and how it differs from estrangement– but there is a major difference.Read More
In divorces, the equitable division of marital assets is crucial. But what happens when one parent decides to play a fiscal shell game to unfairly hide assets from the other?
Well, for us here at Army & Roche, it means we deploy our team of forensic accountants and real estate experts and use the courts to protect our clients’ interests.Read More
If you are paying or receiving child support, contact our team of family law attorneys today.
The new Massachusetts guidelines take effect September 15, and could save payees thousands per year and significantly impact payments for recipients. The Law Offices of Army & Roche will do a full audit to make sure you will be paying or receiving the correct amount under these complex new rules.
I recently handled a troubling case for a client, a middle-aged man who revealed he was gay and decided to leave his wife for his boyfriend, a man in his mid-20s.
The husband is a responsible, caring dad, but his ex-wife, angry and hurt by his revelation, sought to exploit the situation and use his homosexuality as a weapon in a bitter custody battle. She sought to argue that he should not be able to have contact with their children.Read More
When celebrities divorce, it’s always big news and fodder for the gossip columns. But behind the salacious headlines and titillating details, there are major family issues.
I’ve represented pro athletes, rock stars and other high profile clients over my career and these cases pose many, many challenges. Athletes, musicians, entertainers and others not only earn income through their salaries, but they also have myriad other revenue streams that need to be protected.Read More
One of the first considerations of many couples who decide to divorce is how their finances will be affected. This is worth looking at because of the complexities of asset division, alimony or spousal support, child support and other fees that may need to be taken into account. While every Massachusetts divorce is different, many couples seeking divorce may benefit from these 10 tips about the financial aspects of divorce.Read More
According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a new trend is rising in divorce planning: postnuptial agreements. Like a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement outlines who gets what in the event of a future divorce. The primary difference is that, as the name suggests, the contract is signed after the I-do. Couples may find this a healthy alternative to the disputes that can erupt during divorce.
When couples decide that divorce is the right choice for them, they then begin a process of determining the best course of action. The first thing that most couples do is secure legal representation. A recent phenomenon, the divorce coach, has begun to take more prominence in divorce cases.
When the subject of finances and divorce are broached together, many immediately think in terms of how much the divorce is going to cost. However, some suggest that Worcester couples considering the eventuality of divorce would be equally wise to consider how the process may affect their finances long-term. When one or both spouses realize that divorce is imminent, each one should begin to consider how their finances will be impacted and what they can do to maintain financial security.
Almost all divorcing parents in Massachusetts would agree that they want the best for their children. Even though their intentions might be good, children of divorce can also be subjected to a crossfire of negative emotions and a bitter child custody dispute.Read More
Thinking about divorce can be overwhelming for some people. A divorce can sometimes vary the financial situation of a couple after it is finalized. Because of the economic instability in recent years, it is even more important to make sure you have a solid financial plan and are thinking about what your finances might be like after a divorce is settled.Read More