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  • Appeals Court Increases Confusion Over Alimony Duration with Ruling that Burdens MA Probate & Family Court Judges
    Appeals Court Increases Confusion Over Alimony Duration with Ruling that Burdens MA Probate & Family Court Judges

    Divorce clients who are facing an order to pay general term alimony often wonder how long their obligation may last. Under the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act (ARA), the answer depends on the length ...

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  • Appeals Court: Alimony Appropriate Following Six-Year Marriage When Spouse is Disabled
    Appeals Court: Alimony Appropriate Following Six-Year Marriage When Spouse is Disabled

    Divorce Lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews a recent Appeals Court decision affirming alimony for a disabled wife following a six-year marriage. The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently ruled that it is ...

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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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  • Republican Tax Bill Would Eliminate Alimony Tax Deduction Nationwide and in Massachusetts
    Republican Tax Bill Would Eliminate Alimony Tax Deduction Nationwide and in Massachusetts

    Nicole K. Levy comments on reports that Republican tax bill would eliminate state and federal alimony tax deductions. CNN is reporting that the Republican tax plan that is currently being debated on ...

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  • End of Child Support is Grounds for New Alimony Order in MA Appeals Court Case
    End of Child Support is Grounds for New Alimony Order in MA Appeals Court Case

    Kimberley Keyes reviews a recent Appeals Court decision granting alimony to a former wife six years after her divorce, following the termination of child support . Can the emancipation of a child and ...

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