MA Court Awards Alimony & Divides Marital Assets & Liabilities After Seven Week Marriage

A recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision upheld both the division of assets and an award of alimony where a husband and wife had been married only seven weeks before separating. See T.E. v. A.O, Mass. App. Ct. 11-P-246, (2012).

Determining the “Best Interests of the Child” in Massachusetts Custody and Out-of-State Removal Actions

Judges in Massachusetts must make custody decisions based on the best interests of the child. How does a judge decide what will be in the best interests of your child?

Child Custody and Moving Out of State

A July 2012 Massachusetts Appeals Court decision, Murphy v. Murphy (No. 11-P-103) emphasized the importance of a “physical custody” designation when a divorced or divorcing parent seeks to move out of state with a child.