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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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  • The Challenge of Modifying College Payment Agreements in Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts
    The Challenge of Modifying College Payment Agreements in Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts

    Divorce Attorney Nicole K. Levy explores how college contributions are treated differently from child support orders in Massachusetts. Modifications of divorce and custody judgments can be tricky. A ...

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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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  • 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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