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  • Seven Ways that Massachusetts Courts Determine Parental Unfitness
    Seven Ways that Massachusetts Courts Determine Parental Unfitness

    Attorney Nicole K. Levy reviews the factors that Massachusetts judges use to identify unfit parents in Juvenile and Probate and Family Courts. Claims of parental unfitness are frequently made in ...

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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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  • How Does Legal Marijuana Impact Child Custody Cases?
    How Does Legal Marijuana Impact Child Custody Cases?

    Attorney Nicole K. Levy explores how legalized recreational marijuana may impact child custody and parental rights in Massachusetts. Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts, ...

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  • Judicial Roundup News: 2019 Changes at Massachusetts Probate & Family Courts
    Judicial Roundup News: 2019 Changes at Massachusetts Probate & Family Courts

    Attorney Kimberley Keyes returns with another Massachusetts Probate & Family Court judicial roundup blog. With three more judges appointed to the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, local ...

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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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