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  • What Court Filing Limits Alimony Duration in a Divorce?
    What Court Filing Limits Alimony Duration in a Divorce?

    Massachusetts attorney Nicole K. Levy reviews some of the complexities surrounding the “length of the marriage” when calculating alimony. The biggest factor in determining the duration of alimony ...

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  • The Difference Between Eliminating Alimony Arrears and Child Support Arrears
    The Difference Between Eliminating Alimony Arrears and Child Support Arrears

    James M. Lynch and Harold A. Mazzio explore the difference between eliminating child support arrears and alimony arrears through a recent Appeals Court opinion. A recent decision by the Massachusetts ...

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  • Cohabitating Before Marriage Can Increase Alimony Payments in MA
    Cohabitating Before Marriage Can Increase Alimony Payments in MA

    A recent Appeals Court decision highlights how alimony orders can last longer when spouses lived together (cohabitated) before getting married. In Massachusetts, the length of an alimony order – that ...

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  • Deadline for Tax Deductible Alimony in Massachusetts is Much Earlier than December 31, 2018
    Deadline for Tax Deductible Alimony in Massachusetts is Much Earlier than December 31, 2018

    In recent weeks, we have written about the impact of the new tax reform bill on alimony, both on this blog and on the South Shore Divorce Mediation blog . Under the new federal tax law, alimony will ...

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  • Sen. Brownberger Prevents Vote on Alimony Bill, Dismisses Three-Year Reform Effort as
    Sen. Brownberger Prevents Vote on Alimony Bill, Dismisses Three-Year Reform Effort as "Chaff"

    Jason V. Owens reports on the defeat of alimony reform bill by Sen. William Brownsberger, who prevented a vote in Massachusetts before insulting bill’s supporters. Lifetime alimony will remain a ...

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  • With Time Running Out, Alimony Reform Advocates Face Desperation in MA Senate
    With Time Running Out, Alimony Reform Advocates Face Desperation in MA Senate

    Massachusetts divorce lawyer Jason V. Owens writes on Sen. William Brownsberger’s efforts to block bill to end lifetime alimony. Time is running out for alimony reform. Sen. William Brownsberger ...

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