How is income divided at divorce?

Additional info: For MA, I’ve heard 30% of the difference in income is typically paid from the higher income spouse to other spouse as alimony until retirement. Does this include only primary job, or also occasional consulting, book royalties, etc? What if income spikes or falls in some years? What if someone quits or gets…

Can divorce mediation work for us?

Additional Information: My husband and I are getting divorced and we’re considering working with a Boston divorce mediator.  He’s all for it as it’ll be less expensive than us both hiring attorneys, but I’m not so sure.  Is it appropriate to go through divorce mediation if my husband has physically threatened me? ANSWER: If you…

My husband cannot agree to a mediator.

Additional Information: The Dedham court has required that we go to mediation to agree upon a parenting plan and division of assets. My husband refuses to agree to a mediator. Its been four months now! What can I do? ANSWER: Assuming the mediation requirement was an order in an ongoing court action, your husband’s delay…