Your life is about to change in ways you cannot easily calculate. When you decided to divorce, you knew that it would be an arduous, stressful and emotional process. You may discuss your impending predicament with friends and loved ones here in Massachusetts, but they cannot go through it for you. Even so, their counsel, along with the counsel of others, can help you find a way through it that provides you with the tools you need in order to move forward confidently.
For many Massachusetts residents, this means ensuring some measure of financial security post-divorce. From talking to others, you may already know that your money situation will not be as it was during the marriage. At least in the short term, ]some sacrifices may be needed in order to provide yourself with a more stable long-term future.
This means assessing whether you need alimony, making sound decisions regarding the division of assets and providing for the future of your children, if you have any. You may think you know what you want, but the question is whether those decisions would be in your best interests? Perhaps you need some experienced guidance to help you make that determination. For example, it might not be in your best interests to keep the family home even though you have a sentimental attachment to it.
You will need to make many decisions as you go through the divorce process. Some of them will not affect your financial security going forward, but many of them will. Fortunately, you do not have to go through the process alone. You can consult with as many third parties as it takes to make the best legal, financial and emotional decisions possible.