Property Division

It is not unusual for divorcing spouses to fight more about how to divide the house and furniture than about who gets the children on weekends. Perhaps it is because people equate property division with financial security.

At Berardi Law, we aggressively represent the interests of our family law clients in divorce. Although Massachusetts is an "equitable distribution" state, it does not mean that all property must be divided right down the middle. All property and debt will be classified as either marital or separate property and subject to valuation. Only then can negotiations begin regarding an equitable division between the parties. Keeping the house for shelter and stability for your children may be extremely important. Giving up partial ownership of your spouse's professional practice may be a fair trade-off.

Our divorce attorneys have extensive experience protecting the rights and financial interests of our clients in divorce property settlements in courts throughout the Greater Boston area and Central Massachusetts.

Our clients include people from all walks of life and professions, including professionals and business owners with complex property and debt. Our experience includes dispute resolution involving:

  • Business valuation and ownership
  • Family house and other real estate holdings
  • Securities and other investments
  • Deferred executive compensation and bonuses
  • Qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO) for 401(k) retirement accounts
  • Property covered by a prenuptial agreement
  • Uncovering hidden assets
  • Proper classification as separate property

Learn more at our Divorce FAQ page.

Call Us To Schedule A Consultation

Is it time to sit down with one of our lawyers to start planning your divorce property settlement? Call us at 617-206-4667 or send an email to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.