Unequal Division Upheld – The Appeals Court upheld a Probate Court judgment that ordered a 60-40 division in favor of the wife, finding that while the parties had contributed equally to the acquisition of marital assets but that the wife made superior contributions in terms of managing the assets and in her post-separation duties as the primary custodial parent. Further justifying the result was the husband’s filing of four ancillary lawsuits that were consolidated with the divorce. O’Connor v. O’Connor, 73 Mass.App.Ct. 1109 (Unpublished) (December 9, 2008)
Attorney Jonathan Fields of Fields and Dennis, Wellesley, Massachusetts is a family law and divorce lawyer serving the Greater Boston region.