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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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Divorce Guide for Stay-at-Home Parents

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | March 29, 2022

Divorce is never easy, especially for stay-at-home parents. While the job of a stay-at-home–protecting and caring for children–is an invaluable service, unfortunately, the job does not pay money. And a divorce is often quite costly. To assist, we offer a divorce guide for stay-at-home parents in Massachusetts to help you…

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Jennifer Koiles Pratt Selected by Super Lawyers 2021 Top 50 Women | Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyer & Super Lawyer for 8th Consecutive Year

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | November 23, 2021

We are excited to announce Super Lawyers has selected Jennifer Koiles Pratt for their 2021 Super Lawyers List of Top-Rated Family Law Attorneys in Salem, Massachusetts for the 8th consecutive year. Jennifer has also been selected for the 2021 Super Lawyers Top 50 Women and Top 100 lists in Massachusetts. Super Lawyers…

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Who Pays Divorce Costs in Massachusetts?

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | June 7, 2021

In a Massachusetts divorce, each side will typically pay for their own expenses and legal costs. Known as the “American Rule,” this practice is widely accepted and applied in Massachusetts courts. But there are some exceptions to the American Rule that you should be aware of. Statutes Give Judges Discretion…

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