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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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  • Hon. John D. Casey is New Chief of Probate Court and Revised Child Support Guideline Worksheet on Way
    Hon. John D. Casey is New Chief of Probate Court and Revised Child Support Guideline Worksheet on Way

    Jason V. Owens offers breaking news in advance of the MCLE Conference, including a new Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court and a new 2017 Child Support Guidelines Worksheet in June. In ...

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  • The Growing Problem of Digital Spying in Divorce Cases
    The Growing Problem of Digital Spying in Divorce Cases

    Carmela M. Miraglia explores the growing trend of cyber spying and other forms of digital harassment in divorce cases. Distrustful spouses have always spied on each other. In the modern era, however, ...

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    Divorce lawyer Kimberley Keyes examines an outdated Massachusetts law that criminalizes cohabitation by former spouses. Attorney Owens recently blogged about how the pointless and outdated “divorce ...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