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  • Using Premarital Cohabitation to Extend Alimony May be Easier than Previously Thought
    Using Premarital Cohabitation to Extend Alimony May be Easier than Previously Thought

    Divorce attorney Nicole K. Levy explores a recent SJC decision that favors extending alimony payments based on premarital cohabitation. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts stepped back into ...

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  • When Can You Modify a Surviving Alimony Agreement?
    When Can You Modify a Surviving Alimony Agreement?

    Attorney Carmela M. Miraglia uses a recent case to examine the rare situations in which a surviving alimony agreement can be modified in Massachusetts. The devil is in the details, and divorce is no ...

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  • Alimony is Still Tax Deductible in Massachusetts for State Income Tax Purposes
    Alimony is Still Tax Deductible in Massachusetts for State Income Tax Purposes

    Divorce lawyer Jason V. Owens reviews how alimony is still tax deductible in Massachusetts and other states even after the change in federal deductibility. This blog has spent considerable time ...

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  • Calls for Changes to Massachusetts Alimony Law to Address Federal Tax Change and Close “Lifetime Alimony” Loophole
    Calls for Changes to Massachusetts Alimony Law to Address Federal Tax Change and Close “Lifetime Alimony” Loophole

    Divorce attorney Jason V. Owens reviews proposals that would reduce alimony payments and eliminate “lifetime alimony” in Massachusetts. Many alimony attorneys view the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act ...

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  • Deviating from the MA Alimony Reform Act: Alimony Duration
    Deviating from the MA Alimony Reform Act: Alimony Duration

    Carmela M. Miraglia explores cases where judges extend alimony beyond the ordinary rule in Massachusetts. Click here for print friendly PDF format. While Massachusetts law provides a formula for ...

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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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