Most Commonly Asked Questions About Divorce

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Q: Is NH/MA a No Fault State?


Q: What is an uncontested divorce?


Q: What are the procedures for a divorce? How do I file?


Q: What does a divorce cost?


Q: Do I need a lawyer or can I represent myself?


Q: I'd like to attend mediation, how do I do that? 


Q: How is the equity to the marital home determined? How is it divided?


Q: I want to keep the house but I don't know if I can afford to keep it. How do I find this out?


Q: Do I need to be separated for any period of time before I can file for divorce?


Q: What if I can't find my spouse?


Q: Will I have to go to Court?


Q: Does Increased parenting time reduce child support?


Q: Can Child support or alimony be discharged in bankruptcy?


Q: Can liquidity affect the division of assets?


Q: What is the difference between a "separation agreement" and a divorce?


Q: Can my spouse keep me on his/her insurance after divorce? 


Q: I was just served divorce papers, what should I do first?


Q: How long will it take for my divorce to be finalized? With children? Without children?


Q: Who pays my legal fees in divorce?


Q: What is a financial restraining order?


Q: Can I mediate my divorce or do I need to litigate?


Q: What is discovery? What happens if I don't provide what's asked of me by the deadline?


Q: I signed a prenuptial agreement, is it enforceable in NH/MA?


Q: Alimony - What is the difference between "rehabilitated", "reimbursement" and "transitional" alimony?


Q: Can I change my name after divorce?


Q: What does "contempt" mean?


Q: My child just turned 18, do I have to continue to pay child support? For how long? When does it stop?


Q: How is alimony determined in MA/NH? 


Q: What questions should I ask an attorney before I hire them?


Q: Can parties be bound by a preliminary agreement that has been signed?


Q: Can a spouse's inheritance (past/future) be divided as an asset in divorce?


Q: How is child support/alimony enforced when one party refuses to pay?


Q: My spouse is self employed and doesn't claim all income, how can a fair settlement, child support and alimony be determined?


Q: My ex-spouse is alienating me from my child, what can I do?


Get help answering the thousands of questions with factual information that will arise in divorce.

Get help answering the thousands of questions with factual information that will arise in divorce.