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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 This blog started out as an analysis of recent unpublished Appeals Court ...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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  • End of Child Support is Grounds for New Alimony Order in MA Appeals Court Case
    End of Child Support is Grounds for New Alimony Order in MA Appeals Court Case

    Case also provides important clarity on when the durational clock starts for alimony on a Complaint for Modification. Can the emancipation of a child and the resulting termination of child support ...

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  • MA Appeals Court: When Child Support Ends, a Lifetime of Alimony (for Some) Begins
    MA Appeals Court: When Child Support Ends, a Lifetime of Alimony (for Some) Begins

    Jason V. Owens reviews a recent Appeals Court decision that confirms that lifetime alimony is alive and well in Massachusetts for spouses divorced before 2012. In a recent decision, the Massachusetts ...

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  • Alimony Reform Effort Continues Despite Two Years of Inaction in Massachusetts Senate
    Alimony Reform Effort Continues Despite Two Years of Inaction in Massachusetts Senate

    Massachusetts divorce attorney Jason V. Owens checks in on alimony reform, which has been stymied for two years in the Massachusetts Senate. When last we checked in on the Alimony Re-Reform Act ...

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  • 2017 MA Child Support Guidelines Eliminate Hybrid Orders for 33-49% Parenting Time
    2017 MA Child Support Guidelines Eliminate Hybrid Orders for 33-49% Parenting Time

    Nicole Levy reviews how the 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines will eliminate “hybrid” child support orders for parents with 33% to 50% of available parenting time. In 2013, the Massachusetts ...

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