Massachusetts Divorce Cases / Other
On this page we are compiling links to the full text of important Massachusetts Appellate Cases on Family Law and Divorce decided by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
These cases are for educational purpose only and should not be used for any official or legal purpose. Please consult official reports.
Other Cases in Massachusetts
Avelino-Wright v. Wright, 51 Mass. App. Ct. 1 (2001): In a proceeding in which a probate judge imposed sanctions on an attorney who had appeared in a divorce action, the judge did not abuse her discretion in denying the attorney's motion for refusal.
Bedell v. Bedell, 452 Mass. 1009 (2008):
Freitas v. Freitas, 26 Mass. App. Ct. 196 (1988): Case involving application for counsel fees and costs after judgment.
Frederick v. Frederick, 29 Mass. App. Ct. 329 (1989): Case involving a judge´s limiting the husband's alimony obligations to a period of three years, disposition of the marital home, and payment of the wife's attorney's fee.
Hamilton v. Hamilton, 27 Mass. App. Ct. 1151 (1989): Case involving a complaint for divorce of a party´s second marriage linked to the annulment of the first marriage.
Graizzaro v. Graizzaro, 36 Mass. App. Ct. 911 (1994):
Kelso v. Kelso, 86 Mass. App. Ct. 226 (2014):
Lasher v. Leslie-Lasher, 474 Mass. 1003 (2016):
Lycurgus vs. Lycurgus, 356 Mass. 538 (1969):
Lozano vs. Montoya Alvarez, No. 12-820 (1994):
Meyer v. Wagner, 429 Mass. 410 (1999): Malpractice
Meyer v. Wagner, 57 Mass. App. Ct. 494 (2002): The principal issue raised in this appeal is whether a client who agreed to the settlement of a divorce action on the advice of her attorney later may properly assert a claim for malpractice against the attorney in the preparation and execution of the settlement agreement.
Onello v. Twomey, 35 Mass. App. Ct. 671 (1993):
Robbins v. Robbins, 19 Mass. App. Ct. 538 (1985): An award of $120,000 to the attorneys was set aside. The only evidence was the number of hours spent on the case and senior counsel's testimony of an hourly rate based on a rough calculation of his average hourly rate for the past nine years. Nothing else in the record permitted to evaluate the services performed by the attorneys.
Scholtz v. Delp, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 590 (2013):
Sparhawk v. Spahawk, 116 Mass. 315 (1874):
Sutton v. Valois, 66 Mass. App. Ct. 258 (2005): Case related to unmarried cohabitants seeking resolution of property issues. The plaintiff would be unjustly enriched if she could recover any of the funds the defendant paid for a deposit on the property. The defendant had contributed all the money for the acquisition of the property based on the plaintiff's promise to marry and have a family with him, a promise that she broke soon after the purchase; likewise, the plaintiff claimed that the defendant held a share of the property for her in constructive or resulting trust but could not prevail. Nothing in the record suggested that the defendant engaged in fraud. The plaintiff was held to a legal obligation to repay a loan from the defendant, as well as other funds wrongfully diverted from the defendant and monies that she could not have reasonably expected were hers to keep.
Wansong v. Wansong, 395 Mass. 154 (1985):
Yanolis v. Yanolis, 402 Mass. 470 (1988): The wife died before the husband's appeal from judgments of divorce nisi was heard but after the date on which the judgments were to become absolute, unless the running of the nisi period was stayed by the husband's appeal. husband's appeal raised no objection to the dissolution of the marriage, but challenged the alimony, child support, and property division portions of the judgments.