Blog Posts in 2017

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  • Alimony Reform Effort Roles On, Despite Hurdles on Beacon Hill
    Alimony Reform Effort Roles On, Despite Hurdles on Beacon Hill

    Jason V. Owens reviews how alimony reform advocates keep pushing for changes in Massachusetts law that permits lifetime alimony to continue. In June of 2016, alimony reform advocates in Massachusetts ...

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  • New Tax Bill Kills Alimony Deductions, Hastens Societal Changes
    New Tax Bill Kills Alimony Deductions, Hastens Societal Changes

    Jason V. Owens examines how the recently passed tax bill will eliminate alimony tax deductions starting in 2019. Following the passage the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by House and Senate Republicans, ...

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  • Things to Know for Divorcing Couples Who Owe Back Taxes
    Things to Know for Divorcing Couples Who Owe Back Taxes

    Tax Attorney Patrick Walter guest blogs on the challenges faced by divorcing couples who owe back taxes A rough divorce can cause considerable stress and trauma, leaving both the spouses scarred for ...

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  • The Slow Process of Changing a Temporary Order for Child Custody in Probate Court
    The Slow Process of Changing a Temporary Order for Child Custody in Probate Court

    Jason V. Owens reviews the difficult process of changing a temporary custody order in Massachusetts probate and family courts. A recent unpublished opinion of the Massachusetts Appeals Court ...

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  • Can a Court Divide a Former Spouse's Pension 14 Years After a Divorce Was Finalized?
    Can a Court Divide a Former Spouse's Pension 14 Years After a Divorce Was Finalized?

    Hingham Divorce Attorney Kimberley Keyes reviews the court decision suggesting an asset division can sometimes be modified following a divorce. In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ...

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  • Carefully Read Your Court Order, and Other Lessons Learned in Family Law
    Carefully Read Your Court Order, and Other Lessons Learned in Family Law

    Massachusetts divorce lawyer Carmela Miraglia discusses the dangerous fallout when clients fail to carefully read court orders and agreements. There is one question every Judge asks both parties ...

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