In most instances, when a person dies while legally married, the surviving spouse of that person is entitled to certain rights and protections regarding spousal inheritance (i.e. inheriting the property of the deceased). In a recent case, the Massachusetts Appeals...
As divorce attorneys, we are always cognizant of cases in which family law issues intersect with other areas of the law, such as tort law. A recent case addressed an issue of legal malpractice that stemmed from a prenuptial agreement. Background: In the case Greenspun...
Peter and Petra are getting married. Peter has considerable assets, including several homes, vacation homes, and checking and savings accounts. He also owns a string of rental properties from which he receives income. He deposits the rental income into an account...
Generally, in order for an antenuptial agreement, commonly known as a prenuptial agreement, to be considered valid and enforceable in Massachusetts, the agreement must meet the following elements: in writing and signed by the parties; signed voluntarily and under no...
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 does not go against...
Generally, in order for an antenuptial agreement (also known as a prenuptial agreement) to be considered valid and enforceable in Massachusetts, the agreement must meet the following elements: it must be in writing; signed by the parties; signed voluntarily and under...
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