Is Massachusetts a 50/50 divorce state?
Updated: Aug 5, 2020
Massachusetts is not a 50/50 state for divorce. 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. 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. Massachusetts divorce mediator and attorney Kaplan will help you figure out what is fair. Contact her to discuss your options. She will waive the first 1/2 hour of your divorce mediation consultation fee. www.jrkaplanlaw.com