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  • Protecting Family Trust Assets from a Beneficiary’s Divorce
    Protecting Family Trust Assets from a Beneficiary’s Divorce

    Are your Trust Assets Protected from Your Beneficiary’s Divorce? Estate planning attorney Ronald F. Driscoll explores the challenges associated with creating “divorce-proof trusts” in Massachusetts. ...

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  • How Do Massachusetts Courts Treat Out-of-State Prenuptial Agreements in a Divorce?
    How Do Massachusetts Courts Treat Out-of-State Prenuptial Agreements in a Divorce?

    Attorney Jason V. Owens reviews how courts review prenuptial agreements that were entered in different state in a divorce. The law of marriage and divorce differs from state to state. In the divorce ...

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  • Do Courts Divide Student Loan Debt in a Divorce?
    Do Courts Divide Student Loan Debt in a Divorce?

    Attorney Nicole K. Levy answers the question of what happens to student loans in a divorce? It should come as no surprise that more and more divorces in Massachusetts involve an asset distribution ...

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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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  • 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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  • A Future Inheritance Cannot Be Divided in a Massachusetts Divorce
    A Future Inheritance Cannot Be Divided in a Massachusetts Divorce

    Every Massachusetts divorce includes a division of assets. Even if spouses don’t own any assets, a judgment or Separation Agreement must specifically state this fact. One area where Probate Courts ...

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