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Massachusetts Property Division

Massachusetts is an equitable property state. Property distribution will happen by what the Massachusetts divorce court considers to be fair. When dividing property during divorce, the Massachusetts divorce court will consider the following factors:

  • Length of marriage
  • Conduct during the marriage
  • Age
  • Health
  • Station
  • Occupation
  • Income
  • Vocational skills
  • Employability
  • Estate
  • Liabilities and needs
  • Opportunities for future acquisition of assets and income

A local Massachusetts divorce lawyer can explain how the circumstances of your divorce will affect property division. Learn how to protect your property and assets by connecting with a Massachusetts divorce attorney near you. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Massachusetts divorce case review form to get started on learning about your financial future after divorce.

The above synopsis of Massachusetts divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Massachusetts divorce lawyer in your area.

Massachusetts divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.