Property Division in Massachusetts Divorce

Property distribution is generally based on community property or equitable distribution laws, depending on divorce laws in your state.

In community property laws, the divorce court considers any property acquired by either spouse during the marriage and divides it equally, regardless of financial need, ability to earn or fault in the divorce. Equitable distribution laws are more common and typically consider the length of the marriage, income or property brought to the marriage by each party and other factors to come to fair decision on property division.

During property distribution, the divorce court may consider the division of retirement accounts. A local divorce attorney can further explain whether your retirement accounts may be considered in the property division.

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