The division of marital assets is controlled under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 208 – 34. The Probate Court uses several factors to determine how to divide the marital estate: the length of the marriage, the conduct of the parties during the marriage, the age, health, station, occupation, amount and sources of income, vocational skills, employability, estate, liabilities and needs of each of the parties and the opportunity of each for future acquisition of capital assets and income.The Court may consider the contribution of each of the parties in the acquisition, preservation or appreciation in value of their respective estates and the contribution of each of the parties as a homemaker to the family unit. The Court may make a judgment for either of the parties to pay alimony to the other. The Court also considers the present and future needs of the dependent children of the marriage.
The Worcester and Cape Cod divorce mediators at Parker Mediation provide professional mediation services to individuals and families throughout Massachusetts with offices serving Worcester County, Central Massachusetts, Boston metro-west, and Cape Cod and the Islands.
The family and divorce mediators in our Worcester, MA office serve the Central Massachusetts and Boston metro-west communities such as Clinton, Framingham, Fitchburg, Leominster, Marlborough, Millbury, Shrewsbury, Sutton, Westborough and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Parker Mediation in Cape Cod serves the local communities of Barnstable, Chatham, Falmouth, Hyannis, Mashpee, Provincetown and the entire Cape and the Islands.