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“Is there a difference between separation and divorce?”

Yes. A separation is a legal status where the husband and wife remain married, but their relationship is governed by a court approved agreement…

“What is the difference between an uncontested and contested divorce?

An “uncontested” divorce is available to spouses by filing a Joint Petition for divorce based on irretrievable breakdown. The parties also file sworn affidavits regarding the breakdown, as well as a “separation…

“I am afraid of what my spouse will do if I say I want a divorce. What can I do?"

If you are legitimately fearful for your safety, Massachusetts law allows you ask a court for a 209A restraining order, which can prevent a spouse from contacting you…

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