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Property Division - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Uncontested Divorce in Massachusetts

What can I expect?

The general rule is that "what mine is yours and what yours is mine" applies for division of assets. As a result, all property that you own, whether acquired before the marriage or during the marriage can be subject to division upon divorce.

But what if the property is in my name?

It generally does not matter if property is in one party's name. The property will still be part of the marital estate and subject to division.

What about the house?

The marital home will be considered in the division of property. It may be sold, one party may retain or it may be sold in the future. It really depends if you are able to reach an agreement with your spouse.

What about retirement?

Who will decide?
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