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  • SJC Decision Could Have Major Impact on Child Custody Cases Involving Domestic Violence
    SJC Decision Could Have Major Impact on Child Custody Cases Involving Domestic Violence

    Jason V. Owens reviews a major upcoming decision affecting domestic violence in child custody cases in Massachusetts. Click here for print friendly PDF format On Monday, September 9, 2019, the Supreme ...

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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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  • 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. Click here for print friendly PDF format. While Massachusetts law provides a formula for ...

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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 This blog started out as an analysis of recent unpublished Appeals Court ...

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  • 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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