Howard M Lewis’s Guides

Howard M Lewis

Framingham Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, almost 2 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Telling your spouse that you want a divorce makes your decision real and sets into motion a life change with far-reaching impact. Even as you act to end your marriage, this is the moment to lay the foundation for a collaborative transition that is smooth, reasonable and considerate as possible.

    11 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. Benefits of Same Sex Marriage and Civil Unions

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, over 2 years ago. STAFF PICK

    There are benefits to a state-recognized legal marriage or civil union, and gay couples living in these states need to carefully consider their options when deciding whether or not to marry. Some factors to consider include decisions on raising children, owning property, and health benefits.

    12 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. Appealing Your Divorce Decree

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Ideally, both parties in a divorce are satisfied with the terms of their final divorce decree. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, especially in a contentious divorce. When one party believes that the judge's rulings were grossly unfair or fraudulent, that person can file...

    23 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  4. Dividing a Business in a Divorce

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Property division in divorce can become fairly complex if one or both of the spouses owns a business. The income generated by a business is usually significant, so theres often some conflict over who gets the business, or how it will be divided in the divorce settlement. Even if ...

    18 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  5. Hidden Assets and Divorce

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    If you know youre going to be getting a divorce soon, then you may want to start tracking marital finances. Not only is this necessary to your divorce, its also a prudent measure to take so you can see if your spouse has any hidden assets tucked away. Being attentive to the relev...

    20 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  6. Community Property Division vs. Equitable Property Division in Divorce

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    The issue of how to divide property comes up in most divorces, which is why its important to know if you live in a community property state or an equitable property state. The way your state handles property division depends on which of these property systems apply. The exceptio...

    20 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  7. Before You Decide to Divorce, Ask Yourself...

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    People come to the question of divorce by many routes. Whatever the reason—anger, frustration, boredom, even infidelity—you owe it to yourself and your family to examine all aspects of your situation before you decide.

    111 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  8. How to Tell Your Children You’re Divorcing

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK

    The best way to approach this painful conversation is to remember that it's all about your kids. Tell them what is happening and why. Let them know what changes to expect. Reassure them of your unconditional love. Answer their questions calmly. Show them that you and your spouse ...

    14 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  9. Paying Alimony (Spousal Support)

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, over 6 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Alimony, also known as maintenance or spousal support, refers to payments made by one spouse to the other after a couple divorces. These payments are for living expenses and/or child support. Payments usually end upon the death of either spouse, or a date spelled out in a divorce...

    26 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  10. What You’re Really Buying From a Divorce Lawyer

    Written by attorney Howard Lewis, almost 2 years ago.

    One of the first decisions to be made when you have decided to divorce is whether or not to use a lawyer. Many couples balk at the expense of a lawyer, and opt for a DIY divorce or choose to share one attorney. However, theadvantages of having a lawyerone that represents you alon...

    5 people found this Legal Guide helpful

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