Divorce deconstructed! Here's a comprehensive treatment of the essential steps and considerations in handling your client's divorce. The straightforward approach that Trying Divorce Cases in Massachusetts takes makes it an indispensable addition to any family lawyer's practical reference library. Starting with the first steps in taking on a new client, it guides you through drafting the complaint or joint petition, drafting and arguing the early motions including temporary orders, understanding the complexities of the financial statement, digging for discovery and uncovering hidden income and assets that will change the playing field dramatically, getting your client a fair and equitable child support and alimony award. Learn to draft the parenting plan, use experts to your advantage at trial—and attend to modifications and other post-trial issues. A practice handbook in its most basic form, this book contains the combined practical wisdom of lawyers who are recognized experts in the field. You gain valuable tips on subtle areas of representing a client, such how to explain the law to a potential client so as to help manage expectations; how to critically assess a case before you sign the retainer agreement; critical document discovery you should have your client perform; tips on reaching a successful and lasting stipulation out of court—and much more.
Thank you for choosing to keep your divorce law library current with this 2020 edition of Trying Divorce Cases in Massachusetts. Inside, you will find new material on a host of subjects, including the following:
We at MCLE trust that you will find this new edition useful in your divorce practice and valuable in your reference library of practical resources.
Maryanne G. Jensen, Esq., MCLE Director of Publications