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Property Division

As an "equitable distribution" state, Massachusetts law requires that all marital property be divided in a fair and equitable manner. These cases can be quite complex and frequently very contentious, and it is important that you have a qualified property division lawyer in Middlesex County with the ability to protect your interests.

At the Lowell, Massachusetts, law firm of Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, P.C., we have experience in a broad range of complex property division cases, including high-asset matters that require business valuation and other special considerations. In every case, our attorneys work diligently to secure a property settlement agreement that best serves our clients' interests.

Understanding Property Division In A Massachusetts Divorce

One of the most important aspects of property division is assigning an accurate value to each marital asset. We work with valuation experts who specialize in all types of property who can help us gain an accurate financial picture of the entire marital estate before the division of assets begins.

In Massachusetts, many factors are considered in property division during a divorce settlement. The following factors are mandatory for the court to consider in a property division case:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The conduct of the parties during the marriage
  • The age, health and station of the parties
  • Occupation
  • Amount and sources of income
  • Vocational skills
  • Employability
  • Estate
  • Liabilities and needs of each of the parties
  • The opportunity of each for future acquisition of capital assets and income
  • The present and future needs of the dependent children of the marriage

Contact Our Marital Asset Distribution Lawyers

Contact one of our offices in Lowell or Woburn to discuss your property division issues with an attorney. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients, and same-day appointments are available. You can reach us by phone at 978-703-8517 or 781-304-8864 to schedule an appointment. You can also reach us via email.