I am sorry that you are going through this. The conduct of the parties during the marriage is one of the MGLA 208 sec 34 factors that the courts will consider so you are correct in your theory. I suggest you chat with a local attny in your area and go over the specifics of your case. I do wish you all the best and hope things work out for you.
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It will be a factor. Bit you really should consult with a local divorce lawyer to discuss the case in more detail. Good luck.
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As Attorney Lewis mentioned, it is unfortunate that you are having such a stressful divorce. Although I have no way of knowing your financial situation, you may want to consider contacting a legal services agency in Massachusetts if you are not able to hire a lawyer. You could also consider hiring a lawyer for limited parts of your case. Given the facts you mentioned above, it seems like a difficult situation to handle on your own.
The perjury charge will likely impact her credibility with the court and her conduct is certainly important when considering custody and parenting issues.
Hope things work out for you and the children.
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