Is his debt my debt when we divorce?

Additional Information: If I get divorced, will I still have to pay for his debt? Even though it was all his debt? Will I be able to keep the house?  Married 8 years, no children, he worked off and on and has debt in many credit cards. I transferred balance from 3 of his credit cards to my credit card for a lower interest rate. He told me he was going to pay them but he hasn’t. We have a condo in Ashland. I put $15,000 cash down, his contribution was on credit, now he says that his debt is my debt too because we are married. I feel like I’m drowning and don’t know what to do. Help!! ATTORNEY ANSWER: There is always an understanding that marital assets and debt are joint, if you can prove to the court that it was his and that your down payment was
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Want to get divorced but my husband will not sign the papers.

Additional Information: I am filing for divorce from my husband. How long will it take to get the divorce if he is refusing to sign the papers? My husband left me December 2011. We have no assets together, we rent a house in Framingham. We’ve been married for 19 years with two children ages 17 and 15. ATTORNEY ANSWER: I am sorry that you are going through this, the fact that he is refusing to cooperate will slow down the process, but he cannot permanently stop it. The more you can get him to cooperate the faster it will be. You will be helped by retaining a local attorney. That is one way of streamlining and helping you through the process as fast as possible. Take care and I hope that things work out.
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How do I go about getting my ex-husband off the deed to the house?

Additional Information: In the divorce agreement, he gave me our house in Dover, in return I didn’t touch his pension now I’m trying to get a home equity loan cannot do it while his name is on the deed so am trying to find out how to get his name off the deed. ATTORNEY ANSWER: This process is very common and it is very simple, he needs to sign a quitclaim deed which is a copy of your old deed which states he is giving you the property and taking his name off of it. Most of the time it is part of the divorce process and we do it for our clients all the time. If he continues to refuse, then you may be able to file a contempt of court action against him forcing him to sign and then request the legal fees for prosecuting the contempt. Take
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When should I go to court for my divorce?

Going to court too quickly can often create more litigation in your divorce. In making your decision to live apart, to divorce or to contest certain issues, weigh the price you will pay with your time, emotional pain and money. Each divorce case is unique. When children are involved, your relationship with your spouse does not end with the separation or divorce. You probably, but not necessarily, will continue to have contact with him/her regarding support, visitation, and other parental responsibilities. You both will be grandparents of your children’s children. If it is appropriate in your situation, for the sake of your children, keep the lines of communication open, but only if it is safe to do so. If possible, put your children’s welfare ahead of continuing conflicts. If you are in need of an experienced divorce attorney, please contact Attorney Howard Lewis to schedule a consultation.
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Do I need to have a forensic accounting done in my divorce?

My divorce attorney tells me that we need a forensic accounting done, but I am losing faith in her. I know that my husbands business is small, it’s just a consulting gig for small businesses in Boston Metrowest, his full time job is corporate and he is a w2 employee with benefits. It doesn’t sound like the costs will benefit your outcome. Use your common sense and you will be fine. Take care. Our  Boston Metrowest divorce attorneys serve the Boston, Massachusetts, area from offices in downtown Boston, and the Boston Metrowest offices in Framingham and Dover. Our clients come to us from communities such as Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Braintree, Cambridge, Canton, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Hopkinton, Holliston, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Milton, Millis, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norwood, Southborough, Sudbury, Quincy, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, and all other towns in Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Essex County and
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One Half is Not Always One Half

New Math If your spouse makes X per year and you are going through a divorce in Massachusetts make sure you discuss this concern with your lawyer because no matter who you hire, the math stays the same, dividing one income is still dividing one income. A strong divorce attorney will persuade the court that you are entitled to more than one half that way you can live the lifestyle you were accustomed to during the marriage. Paying Spouse The court is going to try and be fair. However if your divorce attorney does not argue that you should not pay more than one half then you may have to. The child support guidelines are what they are, but a strong divorce attorney can protect you from paying more than you have to. Your attorney’s job is to protect you, ethically and aggressively. Schedule a consultation Contact us if you
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