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Family law issues and the possibility of hidden assets

A lack of trust is a main reason for divorce in Massachusetts. This can include financial misdeeds, and the possibility that a spouse is hiding assets in a divorce is common. For people who think their spouse is hiding assets, it is important to understand the signs and to have legal help.

The changing demographics of American divorce

While many in Massachusetts know that many marriages end in divorce, they may not realize that the divorce rate for most Americans is actually falling. In the decade between 2008 and 2018, the divorce rate declined by 18%. The decline in the rate came even as a larger number of people see divorce as socially acceptable or a positive choice when couples do not enjoy a positive relationship. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 4.7 of every 1,000 Americans were divorced in 1990, a number that fell to 2.9 by 2016.

How to handle insurance in a divorce

Some Massachusetts residents who are getting a divorce may need to find a new health insurance plan if they are covered on a spouse's employer-sponsored policy. COBRA is one option that can extend the coverage for up to three years, but it can also be expensive since the person will have to start paying the employer's share. It is also not a long-term solution.

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