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  • Wicked Stupid Laws: Former Spouses Who Cohabitate After Divorce
    Wicked Stupid Laws: Former Spouses Who Cohabitate After Divorce "Guilty of Adultery" in Massachusetts

    Divorce lawyer Kimberley Keyes examines an outdated Massachusetts law that criminalizes cohabitation by former spouses. Attorney Owens recently blogged about how the pointless and outdated “divorce ...

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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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  • Deadline for Tax Deductible Alimony in Massachusetts is Much Earlier than December 31, 2018
    Deadline for Tax Deductible Alimony in Massachusetts is Much Earlier than December 31, 2018

    In recent weeks, we have written about the impact of the new tax reform bill on alimony, both on this blog and on the South Shore Divorce Mediation blog . Under the new federal tax law, alimony will ...

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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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  • No Damages for Fraudulent Marriage in Massachusetts
    No Damages for Fraudulent Marriage in Massachusetts

    Divorce attorney Carmela M. Miraglia reviews an appellate decision finding that a court cannot award damages for a "fraudulent marriage". Secret families. False claims about personal wealth. ...

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  • Sen. Brownberger Prevents Vote on Alimony Bill, Dismisses Three-Year Reform Effort as
    Sen. Brownberger Prevents Vote on Alimony Bill, Dismisses Three-Year Reform Effort as "Chaff"

    Jason V. Owens reports on the defeat of alimony reform bill by Sen. William Brownsberger, who prevented a vote in Massachusetts before insulting bill’s supporters. Lifetime alimony will remain a ...

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