One of the more difficult cases of divorce is one in which abandonment or disappearance comes into play. Divorce law in Massachusetts generally requires that one party serve another with divorce papers, or that both parties file jointly. When your spouse has gone missing and you have not been able to find them through any means, however, what happens when you wish to divorce but cannot serve divorce papers?
You never wanted it to come to this, but the day is finally here; you and your partner have decided to divorce, and end your lives together. Although it is a difficult decision to make, a solid understanding of Massachusetts divorce law can at least make the procedure more painless than your separation. One of the first things you need to understand is that divorce comes in multiple classifications, and you must choose if you will file a fault or no-fault divorce.
When two people get married, they make a serious commitment to each other that isn't rivaled by many other institutions or responsibilities. However, there are times where the married couple realizes that their relationship can't go on. They see the writing on the wall, and they accept the irreconcilable differences they now share. A divorce shortly follows, and then the soon-to-be-former spouses have to figure out what happens to the property they have accumulated over the years.