Divorce Articles

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…

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…

Understanding Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements Understanding Prenuptial Agreements You may be considering a prenuptial agreement but might not be sure if one is right for you. At Amaral & Associates we have drafted a number prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. These agreements are commonly referred to as “prenups and postnups.” Why do couples consider getting a Prenuptial Agreement?  There…

Divorce is Harder on Men

Divorce is Harder on Men. We think it tends to be true. As a Boston based Divorce and Family Law Firm specializing in all aspects of divorce, with decades of diverse case experience and real-world perspective on how devastating divorce litigation is for all involved, we find that men are often different in the way…

关于您的离婚程序

在Amaral & Associates, P.C. 的律师给您提供的法律建议与服务的基础上,本介绍为您解答有关诉讼离婚程序的常见问题。本介绍不能替代律师代理。 • 1. 启动离婚程序 在马萨诸塞州存在两种离婚途径:1)无争议离婚;和 2)争议离婚。 如果双方均同意离婚,并对就离婚条款(与离婚相关的各项事宜,比如财产划分,子女抚养与探视等)达成协议,你们可以按照马萨诸塞州一般法第208章第一款(A)项,提交共同离婚申请,以及一份离婚协议(Separation Agreement),该份协议约定离婚条款,此外还需要夫妻双方各自提供一份财务证明(Financial Statement)和一份 “婚姻已无法经调解再继续”的声明书(Affidavit of Irretrievable Breakdown),该份文件声明婚姻已破裂,再无继续可能。 如果只有一方意图离婚,或者夫妻双方无法就离婚条款达成协议,任一配偶可以单方向法院提交离婚诉求(Complaint for Divorce)启动争议离婚程序。申请争议离婚的法律事由有很多,但最常见的是无过错事由(non-fault grounds)。以无过错事由申请离婚,当事人不需要证明对方的任何过错。以过错事由(fault-based grounds)申请离婚的话,声称对方有过错的一方必须实际证明对方的过错。过错离婚事由包括:(1)通奸;(2)残酷及虐待;(3)重大及经证实的酗酒习惯;(4)恶劣、无理并残酷地拒绝或忽视提供适当的赡养;(5)性无能;(6)刑事判刑或入狱服刑;(7)彻底遗弃。我们的律师根据每对夫妻的具体情况,建议应该以什么事由申请离婚。以何种事由申请离婚可能影响到最终解除婚姻关系的所需的时间。律师的专业法律建议可以帮助您尽快解除婚姻,为婚姻解除后的各项事宜做出安排,并与对方达成协议。