How to get divorce in Massachusetts
The information below will help the interested person understand more about the divorce in Massachusetts.
The common steps of how to get divorce in Massachusetts:
The first condition for obtaining a divorce in Massachusetts must be that the marriage is valid.
The interested person must comply with the conditions of living in the state
The interested person must have a convincing reason for dissolving the marriage. They can be both no-fault and fault. If the interested person files for divorce on the basis of fault grounds, he or she also have to provide evidence to the court of the fault of the spouse.
If the interested person have underage children born in marriage or property, then he or she must decide with the spouse who will be the main guardian and how the property will be divided. The interested person have to decide on the amount of financial support for a minor child, as well as the amount of alimony and the period of their payment to one of the spouses who needs financial support.
The next step is to fill out Massachusetts divorce papers.
As soon as the interested person files Massachusetts divorce papers to the court, he or she is obliged to send copies of these documents to the spouse, and then to provide the court with a certificate stating that the spouse has been notified of the commencement of the divorce proceedings. After this, the interested person will have to wait for some time until the court makes a decision on divorce, it may take up to 8 months.
If the interested person wants to file for a divorce in Massachusetts, then he or she or the spouse must be residents of the state and live on the territory of the state for 1 year. With this, the interested person must file a lawsuit in the district where he or she or the spouse reside.