Divorce and Family Law Blog

Are You Thinking About Getting Divorced? What about a “Sleep Divorce?” 

      Are you going through a rough patch in your marriage and considering a divorce? It’s possible that you might be able to get a “sleep divorce.” Jacqueline Newman, matrimonial attorney and author of The New Rules of Divorce: 12 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness, has written about how some couples…

What a Parenting Coordinator Can Do For You That a Judge Can’t

by Attorney Talia Simonds What a Parenting Coordinator Can Do For You That a Judge Can’t Parenting Coordinators are becoming increasingly popular for divorced or separated co-parents.  A Parenting Coordinator is a family law attorney or mental health professional who works divorced and separated parents to “referee” disputes about custody and co-parenting.  In most cases,…

Cryptocurrency and Divorce

by Attorney Talia Simonds In Massachusetts, the Probate and Family Court requires spouses to make a full financial disclosure in a divorce in order for the divorce to be granted.  That is accomplished through exchanging Rule 401 Financial Statements, exchanging Rule 410 financial disclosure, and conducting discovery through  interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and…

Governor Baker Approves Remote Notarization for Family Law Cases

On April 27, Governor Baker passed the S2645 Bill codified as the Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2020.  This important development for family law cases permits notarizations to be completed remotely. This allows, divorce, divorce mediations and all other family law matters to move forward with online video conferencing and online notarization.   To complete…

The Other Side

  Dear Clients and Friends, Easter and Passover are especially significant  this week in light of all that is happening around us. It’s a time to reflect…as many of us have taken too much for granted in our lives. So we wanted to take this moment, right now,  to say thank you for everything and…