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  • Tax Court: Paying an Ex-Spouse’s Student Loans is a Form of Alimony
    Tax Court: Paying an Ex-Spouse’s Student Loans is a Form of Alimony

    Divorce attorney Nicole K. Levy explores a recent tax court decision treating student loan payments as alimony. With more and more people over the age of 40 paying student loans, divorce cases are ...

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  • New Alimony Law in New Hampshire Similar to Massachusetts Statute
    New Alimony Law in New Hampshire Similar to Massachusetts Statute

    Massachusetts attorney Jason V. Owens sees similarities between a newly enacted alimony law in New Hampshire and the Massachusetts law passed in 2011 . When it comes to divorce and family law, each ...

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  • MA Appeals Court: Wife's Poor Health Valid Grounds for Alimony Deviation
    MA Appeals Court: Wife's Poor Health Valid Grounds for Alimony Deviation

    Hingham divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews an Appeals Court decision extending alimony due to a former wife’s health issues. Since the Alimony Reform Act (ARA) in 2011 became law, Massachusetts ...

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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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