Assets: A Terrible Thing to Waste

When it comes to dividing marital property in a divorce settlement, probate courts adhere to the adage, “waste not, want not.” Dissipation of assets involves a spouse in the throes of divorce, separation or annulment disposing. The spouse hides or shifts marital...

Spousal Disinheritance

“Spousal disinheritance” refers to a person’s ability to draft a will which leaves nothing to the spouse upon death. Massachusetts does not completely recognize this doctrine. That is to say, a person cannot entirely disinherit his or her spouse, whether...