In Massachusetts, how are assets divided in a divorce?

Additional Information:

We have been married for over thirty years, unfortunately, I now realize that all of our assets are in my husband’s name.  Does this mean that if I file for divorce I will not get anything?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Not at all.  It matters little to a Probate Judge whose name the property is in.  Rather, the Judges in Massachusetts try to make an equitable division of all assets and liabilities, which generally mean that the property acquired during the course of the marriage, should be divided equally.

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