In a divorce situation, Massachusetts allocates property between spouses based on an equitable division of property. Some of the things the court considers in determining what is equitable are the length of marriage the conduct of the parties during the marriage, the age, health, skills and occupation of the parties, the contributions of each of the parties to the marriage and the opportunity of each person to acquire income and assets in the future.
Equitable division does not mean equal division although equal division is common. Equitable division means property should be divided fairly. Your legal professional can assist you in determining what an equitable division of property is and what you are entitled to.