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Divorce Mediator vs. Lawyer

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | October 5, 2022

If you are planning to get divorced in Massachusetts, you may be considering whether you want to hire a mediator or a lawyer. You may have noticed that the most popular divorce mediators are lawyers, so then that can easily make you wonder, “What’s the difference?” or even, “Is there…

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Should You Refinance After Divorce?

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | September 13, 2022

Handling a marital home during and after divorce poses serious challenges that couples often underestimate. To protect their interests and future credit ratings, it is important for both partners to understand their obligations and requirements. Divorce attorneys are often asked whether it is a good idea to refinance after a…

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How are Marital Debts Treated in a Divorce?

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | April 13, 2022

In Massachusetts, all marital property and assets are split according to equitable distribution considerations. Equitable distribution means fair and reasonable, and that may not be equal.  Marital debts are essentially treated the same way, which means that courts may consider many factors in determining the most “fair” means of allocating…

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