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Prenuptial Agreements and Fairness

In Massachusetts family law in general, the importance of equity and fairness is of utmost concern. The court, when reviewing prenuptial agreements, will seek to ensure that the agreement is fair and reasonable and that its enforcement...
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Open Adoption Agreements and Enforceability: New Case Law

In a recent case, the Massachusetts Appeals Court discussed open adoption agreements, specifically the enforcement of clauses in those agreements which were at the sole discretion of the adoptive parents. In the case at hand, the adoptive...
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Adultery as Grounds for Divorce

One of the most distressing and devastating challenges to any marriage is the challenge of adultery. Though some marriages survive the stressful impact of one spouse’s unfaithfulness, others simply cannot. Adultery is defined by Black’s...
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Featured Testimonials

What our own clients have to say about our work is perhaps the most gratifying part of practicing law. Yes, we have great days in court and find satisfaction in delivering great results, but hearing it from the mouths of our clients is the best.  Here’s just a sampling of our client testimonials:

If there is anyone looking for legal representation for the purpose of gaining legal advocacy in a divorce, I could not recommend more the legal team at Turco legal. My divorce was very complicated because it involved complex parenting challenges and issues that were harming our children and preventing them from moving on to thrive. My need for legal advocacy was because I wanted to protect my children. My case was intensely complicated and Turco legal handled it gracefully and with compassion. These things are not the most important when a case is presented in front of a judge but they are important in the private meetings and pretrial conferences. What continues to amaze me is that in court they advocated with logic and knowledge and a complete competency. I hope for anyone suffering through divorce that they have the kind of representation that Turco legal offers.

John Dubus

Massachusetts Family Law Frequently Asked Questions 

Plum Island Pink House Highlights the Importance of Good Separation Agreement Drafting
How an Alimony Order Predating March 1, 2012 is modified
Can I Modify an Old Alimony Order based on the Alimony Reform Act of 2011?
Bankruptcy and Divorce in Massachusetts
How the Alimony Reform Act Applies to Prior Issued Orders
Should I Handle My Own Divorce?
What’s the Length of My Marriage for Alimony Purposes if I’ve Lived with My Spouse before Marriage?
What does it Take to Relocate with your Child Out of Massachusetts?
Do both parties need a lawyer for a prenuptial agreement?
Can I Lower My child Support if I deviated from the Guidelines (Agreed to Pay More or Less)?
Am I Required to Continue to Pay Child Support When my Child Heads off to College?
Is a Trust Interest Part of the Marital Estate Under Massachusetts Law?
How does Property Division Work in a Massachusetts Divorce in Plain English?
How Does Bankruptcy Impact my Divorce?
Am I Taxed on Property I receive in My Divorce?
Tax Filing Status, Credits and Exemptions after Divorce
2016 Co-Parent Halloween Survival Guide
My spouse and I are divorcing. What will happen to the embryos we have stored for implantation during our marriage?
Can Income of a Significant Other be Considered when Calculating Child Support?
What are the Tax Implications of a Divorce, Specifically Child Support and Alimony?
Does My Spouse Have A Personality Disorder?
Does Massachusetts Recognize Legal Separation?
In What Instances Would a Judge Require that Visitation Be Supervised or Restricted?
Case of the Week: Personal Injury Liability and Duty to Maintain a Sidewalk
Harassment Orders in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Stocks and Divorce, Part I: Valuing Stocks and Bonds for Property Division
Stocks and Divorce, Part II: Valuing Stock Options for Property Division
De Facto Parents and Visitation Rights
Mental Health Issues and Custody: Does Being on Medication Hurt My Chances of Getting Custody of My Kids?
When Are Real Estate Experts Necessary During Divorce?
Measuring the Start of the Durational Period for Alimony
Exchanging Financial Information During a Divorce
Acknowledgment of Paternity: How Does It Work?
Expunging a Protective Order: New Case Law
I’ve Been Served with Divorce Papers…Now What?
Future Income and Property Acquisition in Dividing Marital Property
Desertion as Grounds for Divorce
Adoption Cases: When is Parental Consent Needed, and When Might the Court Waive It?
Affidavits of Care and Custody in Massachusetts
Divorce on Grounds of Cruel and Abusive Treatment
Spouse’s Waiver of Estate Claim by Agreement

Case of the Week: Making an Abuse Protection Order Permanent
What is the role of a GAL?
Case of the Week: An Order Must Issue
What is a 209A protective order, and when might I need one?
How can I make My Divorce file Private?
Can my spouse “take the children away” from me, as he or she is threatening?
Case of the Week: Deviating from the Child Support Guidelines
Postnuptial Agreements: What are they, and how do they work?
Pets and Divorce: Property or Something More?
Sharing Custody Across Different Towns
Co-Parenting During the Holidays
In What Ways is the Age of the Parties Considered in Property Division?
What are Void and Voidable Marriages?
Does “Common Law Marriage” Exist in Massachusetts?
Does the Court Consider the Parties’ “Station in Life” In Dividing Marital Property?
Primary Caretakers and Custody Issues
Are Marital Liabilities and Debts Considered in Division of Property and Alimony?
Considering the Employability of the Parties in Calculating Alimony and Property Division
I Wanted Kids. I Had No Idea That My Partner Couldn’t Have Any. Do I Have Any Recourse?
Are Personal Injury Judgments Up for Grabs in Divorce Proceedings?
Case of the Week: Deviation from Alimony Termination Dates
Under What Circumstances is the Preference of the Child Considered in Custody Disputes?
The Conduct of the Parties During the Marriage: A Factor in Dividing Marital Property
Keeping Siblings Together: Does It Factor Into Custody Orders?
Parents Have Standing to Attend Post-Termination Hearing on Visitation Rights
Dating and Cohabiting, or Own Property Together? Read This!
Custody and the Religion of the Parents
Unvested Stock Options: What Constitutes “Double-Dipping?”
Who May Solemnize a Massachusetts Marriage?
Pretrial Conferences in Divorce Cases
Keeping Children from the Presence of a Third Party During Custody Arrangements
When May a Party be Responsible for the Other Party’s Attorneys’ Fees During a Divorce?
Criminal Penalties for Abandoning a Spouse or Minor Child in Massachusetts
Requesting a Stay Under the Federal Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act: Recent Case Law
What’s in a (Child’s) Name? Massachusetts Law Regarding a Child’s Last Name
What Are the Discretionary Factors in Property Assignment, and How Do They Work?
Granting Property While Also Reserving a Power of Appointment Recent Case Law
Appointment of Representation for Indigent Guardians – Recent Case Law

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