Category: Adversarial Divorce

  • Wait. There Are Different Ways to Get Divorced? The major divorce process choices explained: demystifying your options.

    By Ann Buscho, Ph.D.  This article was posted Feb 16, 2021 at the Psychology Today Blog: : A Better Divorce.  Dr. Buscho is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in family issues and issues related to divorce, parenting, parenting planning, and co-parenting counseling. It is reprinted here with permission of Dr. Buscho. Learn more at www.drannbuscho.com  […]

  • What is the Difference Between Imputed Income and Attributed Income?

    By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Imputed and attributed income are distinguished in the Child Support Guidelines, 2018. Imputed income is income that is not reported on a parent’s Financial Statement but is nevertheless being received by or available to the parent.  One appellate court decision has said: A judge may […]

  • How Does a Judge Set Alimony?

    By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Divorce Arbitrator Alimony is based on: the need of the recipient, the payor’s ability to pay it and a cap on the amount to be paid. To determine need, the judge must consider: marriage length; age and health of the parties; income, employment and employability […]

  • Is Collaborative Divorce Cheaper than Mediation or a Court Resolution?

    By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Divorce Arbitrator   Unless a couple has been married for under a year, it is almost impossible to quote the cost of any divorce process, let alone Collaborative Divorce. What can be said is that Collaborative Divorce is efficient and cost effective. And, it meets […]

  • For How Long Will Alimony Run?

    By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Alimony here refers to the most common type – General Term. The length or duration of alimony is contingent on two factors. The first is the length of the marriage. (Italics are quotes from the Alimony Reform Law.) The length of the marriage begins, […]

  • Attorney Pontisakos Added to Primary Care Attorney Referral Registry

      Very pleased to announce that Attorney Demetra Pontisakos has been added to my Primary Care Attorney Referral Registry. Demetra has over 30 years of experience in family law and practices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  That means she can handle family law matters that cross state lines.  Demetra is a skilled negotiator and litigator. […]

  • PREMIER LAWYERS OF AMERICA RECOGNIZES ANTHONY C. ADAMOPOULOS

    Anthony C. Adamopoulos a Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney of Topsfield has been nominated for membership in Premier Lawyers of America. Nominated attorneys have been found to demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the practice of law. Nominations are made by attorneys or by the Premier Lawyers of America advisory committee. ANTHONY C. […]

  • Free Educational Program – Chart Your Course to a Better Divorce

    North Shore Collaborative Divorce will present a free educational program “Chart Your Course to a Better Divorce” addressing how the collaborative divorce process may be a better way to divorce.  The educational program will review the basic legal, emotional and financial issues commonly encountered during the divorce process. Collaborative divorce takes a team approach.  The […]

  • IF WE GO TO COURT, WILL OUR PROPERTY BE DIVIDED DOWN THE MIDDLE?

    By:  Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney No. Massachusetts is an Equitable Division state. This means a judge determines what is a fair division of the assets and it may not be 50/50. The law provides a list of certain factors a judge must consider in “fixing the nature and value […]

  • ANTHONY C. ADAMOPOULOS AMONG TOP 10 FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS IN MASSACHUSETTS

    Topsfield divorce attorney and mediator Anthony C. Adamopoulos is pleased to announce that Attorney and Practice Magazine has ranked him among the top 10 family law attorneys in Massachusetts. Attorney and Practice Magazine is a quarterly publication “addressing law firm management, attorney well-being, work/life balance, and the ever-changing technology that impacts a …practice.”  The List […]