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July 2018 Archives

Is your spouse hiding assets ahead of divorce?

If you and your spouse are currently heading toward a Massachusetts divorce, chances are, the two of you experienced a breakdown of trust in your partnership somewhere along the way. Maybe you have suspicions about infidelity, or maybe you believe your spouse was being less than upfront with you when it comes to finances. Unfortunately, many divorcing spouses start to suspect that the other might be hiding assets in an attempt to get a better deal during divorce, and regrettably, in many instances, where there is smoke, there is fire.

What to keep in mind when creating a contract

When you are negotiating a contract, you may not foresee future disagreements or disputes regarding the terms of document. However, conflicts can and do occur on a regular basis. In order to be best prepared for this type of situation, you may want to consider some potential contract complications that may occur and incorporate that into your final contract. Not only could this save you from a possible lawsuit, but it can also save you time, money and emotional drain.

Preventative measures to avoid workplace harassment

It may be easy to think that there’s never been a better time to talk about sexual harassment in the workplace. With the #MeToo movement, founding of Time’s Up and ousting of harassers from powerful positions across industries, it seems like now is the time to take on the issue of sexual harassment with gusto.

What happens when business partners "divorce?"

If you are a partner in a Massachusetts enterprise, it may surprise you to learn that partnerships are analogous to marriages. How so? You and your partner(s) are individuals. You have different goals and objectives that may not be mutually compatible. You also have different work habits and methodologies that likewise may not be mutually compatible.

The pitfalls of not planning for business succession

Although it may be difficult for Massachusetts business owners to plan ahead for business succession, experts say it is a good idea. Proprietors may find themselves resistant to the idea, believing that because retirement is several decades away, they can put off the inevitable.

Tips for drafting an enforceable noncompete agreement

As a Massachusetts small business owner, you probably have certain processes, routines or trade secrets that give you an edge over your competitors. While these routines, processes or trade secrets are undoubtedly valuable to your business, they can also cause it harm if they fall into the wrong hands. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we recognize that carefully crafted noncompete agreements can help you protect your business's bread and butter, and we have helped many Massachusetts business owners take steps to safeguard their private information.

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