I am often asked, "Is Massachusetts a 50/50 divorce state?" Massachusetts is not a 50/50 divorce state. Massachusetts is an equitable division state. In other words, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judge will determine what is "fair" when dividing assets and debts and will consider multiple factors in order to make that determination.
Refer to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, Section 34 to read about the factors. Your division of assets and debts may or may not end up being 50/50. The judge has a great deal of discretion.
During Massachusetts divorce mediation, you will have control over the allocation of your debts and property division. We will discuss and answer the questions: Is Massachusetts a 50/50 divorce state? How do we equitably divide our marital assets? Massachusetts divorce mediator and attorney Kaplan will help you figure out what is fair and help you reach your goals. Contact her to discuss your options. She will waive the first 1/2 hour of your divorce mediation consultation fee. www.jrkaplanlaw.com