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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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  • Pensions are Divided as Assets in Massachusetts Divorce Cases
    Pensions are Divided as Assets in Massachusetts Divorce Cases

    Divorce attorney Carmela M. Miraglia reviews an Appeals Court opinion reversing a divorce judgment that excluded a pension from the division of assets. When dividing marital assets , Massachusetts ...

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  • Things to Know for Divorcing Couples Who Owe Back Taxes
    Things to Know for Divorcing Couples Who Owe Back Taxes

    Tax Attorney Patrick Walter guest blogs on the challenges faced by divorcing couples who owe back taxes A rough divorce can cause considerable stress and trauma, leaving both the spouses scarred for ...

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  • Can a Court Divide a Former Spouse's Pension 14 Years After a Divorce Was Finalized?
    Can a Court Divide a Former Spouse's Pension 14 Years After a Divorce Was Finalized?

    Hingham Divorce Attorney Kimberley Keyes reviews the court decision suggesting an asset division can sometimes be modified following a divorce. In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ...

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