Divorce and Family Law Blog

ESSENTIAL LEGAL SERVICES UPDATE

  Dear Clients and Friends: Governor Baker has required all non-essential businesses to close from March 24 through April 7, 2020. However the order states that legal services are considered essential during this difficult time as it relates to our family law and estate planning practice and the services that we provide, especially in reference…

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…

Infidelity and Divorce in Massachusetts

We are often asked what impact infidelity will have on a divorce in Massachusetts.  In reality, infidelity can impact a divorce in Massachusetts, but not as significantly as many spouses think.  Massachusetts is a state that recognizes no-fault divorce, which is the most common ground for filing divorce.  Since Massachusetts recognizes no-fault divorce, there are…

What Are the Differences Between an ARC Attorney, Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator?

In high conflict custody cases in Massachusetts, there are many experts that can become involved in your case to help with the conflict and pending issues.  The most common experts are Guardians ad Litem, Parenting Coordinators, and ARC Attorneys.  However, many parents often confuse these roles.  This article will explain what each role is and…