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  • Appeals Court: Out of Court Agreements to Reduce Child Support Are Not Enforceable, But Some Exceptions Exist
    Appeals Court: Out of Court Agreements to Reduce Child Support Are Not Enforceable, But Some Exceptions Exist

    Attorney Nicole K. Levy reviews a recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision that may include an incorrect legal standard. This blog started out as an analysis of recent unpublished Appeals Court ...

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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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  • Amended 2018 Child Support Guidelines Will Change Massachusetts Child Support on June 15, 2018
    Amended 2018 Child Support Guidelines Will Change Massachusetts Child Support on June 15, 2018

    Trial Court Department debuts new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Worksheet six months after the 2017 Guidelines released. MAY 18, 2018 - BOSTON – Denise Fitzgerald, Manager of Legal Research ...

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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    Divorce lawyer Kimberley Keyes examines an outdated Massachusetts law that criminalizes cohabitation by former spouses.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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