divorce forms

by Attorney Amy Saunders To find the necessary forms for filing for divorce in Massachusetts, we have compiled a list of quick links. Child Support Guidelines Divorce, Complaint for: Use when one spouse wants a divorce. Divorce under G.L. c.208, Section 1A, Joint Petition for: Use when both spouses want a divorce claiming…(Read More)

nesting and divorce

Recently, I have been seeing more “nesting” arrangements popping up in courts and by agreement of the parties.  Essentially, the house is the “nest” and the divorcing couple rotates in and out of the house. So for example, week one the Wife is in the marital home and week two, the Husband is in the…(Read More)

cost of divorce advice to save money

Cost of divorce in Massachusetts by Amy Saunders This is often the first question for anyone considering a divorce. How much is it going to cost me to get a divorce? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t a simple one. It is important to keep in mind that traditional divorce is not always the right path…(Read More)

brooke courthouse boston

This is a quick guide for clients that will be presenting for a case at the Brooke Courthouse Boston. This will provide you will most of the information you will need for parking, meals and basic needs for you day in court. The facilities tend to be a little chilly in winter, so plan ahead…(Read More)

no cell phone in court

It was posted today that the Brockton courts (listed below) will ban the use of a cell phone in court for parties, effective December 1, 2014. All parties should plan ahead and leave their cell phones in their vehicles or at home. You will not be allowed to enter the court with the device or…(Read More)

Insiders Divorce Advice Massachusetts

by Amy Saunders So here’s the inside scoop. I’ve been a divorce attorney for several years and my friends often ask me for advice when they’re facing a divorce. Beyond legal advice, here are my top tips for starting and getting through a divorce. 1. Absolutely Ignore Legal Advice from Your Spouse…(Read More)

right time to divorce

by Amy Saunders This is one of the most frequent questions asked by my clients, and there truly is no right time to divorce.  However, I can tell you that the “waiting game” only makes matters worse–both financially and emotionally.  First, if you have children, it is my belief that waiting until “the kids…(Read More)

by Amy Saunders Choosing the right divorce attorney in Massachusetts can seem as difficult as choosing to leave your spouse.  Let’s face it, the last thing people going through a divorce want to hear is more bad news–but your attorney should not just paint a rosy picture. As an informed client, you need…(Read More)