Divorce and Separation Resources
You can find much of what you need online
The Probate and Family Court Website has a number of useful publications, including:
- Information about domestic violence
- AFCC Shared Parenting Guide
- Model parenting plans
- Brochure about (mandatory) parent education program
- Financial statement forms to be completed by each party and filed with the court in all cases where money or support is an issue. There are two forms, one for income of $75,000 or less and one for income of more than $75,000. In addition, if there is income from self-employment or a business owned by a party, you will need Schedule A and if there is rental income, you will need Schedule B.
- Child Support:
You might also consider the Massachusetts Divorce Statutes.
Statutes regarding health insurance during and after divorce are in two different sections, here and here. A not-for-profit group called Health Law Advocates puts out a good general publication, too.
Sources for useful articles include www.mediate.com and the online Divorce Magazine. As with many subjects, the Internet contains much information, some of it helpful and accurate, some of it not.
The Divorce Center (“Making divorce more civil and less traumatic, especially for the children”)
Information about recent changes in Massachusetts alimony laws