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When married couples decide to divorce in Massachusetts, there are financial issues that have to be addressed.  These may include child support, alimony, and the division of marital assets, among others.  There is basic information about alimony and support on the Trial Court’s website under the Self-Help Center section entitled Families, Children and Divorce.

The law libraries have several publications on divorce,  and a new book entitled Financial Aspects of Divorce in Massachusetts  is a comprehensive source for the financial issues involved with divorce.   It provides checklists for determining income from different sources in addition to covering in detail the following topics: alimony, child support, business valuation, division of real property and retirement assets, life and health insurance, inheritances, payment of college education and post-divorce mortgages.  There is also a brief chapter on how bankruptcy may affect divorce.

For more information about determining the value of marital assets, the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries have books, not specific to Massachusetts, such as Valuation of Divorce Assets and Valuing Specific Assets in Divorce

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