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  • How to Prepare for Divorce
    How to Prepare for Divorce

    Once you realize that divorce is the only option—preferably after seeking couples’ therapy and taking all necessary steps to make the marriage work—there are several important steps to take before you ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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. While Massachusetts law provides a formula for determining the duration of alimony payments , ...

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