Do you suddenly find yourself separated from your child’s parent and need to determine how you are going to share physical custody of the child? You are not alone. There are thousands of Massachusetts’ parents who are separated and need to create a custody agreement…

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On September 4, 2014, Wenjing Liu, a 32 year old Chinese citizen living in the United States was boarding United Airlines Flight 897 to China with her four year old son. Ms. Liu was separated from her husband, the child’s father. Pursuant to a temporary…

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Divorce rates are rapidly rising in China. According to China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs there were 3.5 million more divorces in 2014 than in the previous year, constituting an increase of 13.5 percent. Divorces are complex legal affairs and international divorces are especially complex. If…

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According to United States Department of Justice’s statistics, over sixty nine thousand children are abducted each year. Many of these children end up living in countries outside the United States’ control. The following article explains both the civil and criminal options a Massachusetts’ parent has…

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In 2011, the Massachusetts legislature passed the Alimony Reform Act (“Reform Act”) which went into effect on March 1, 2012. The Reform Act states that a person paying alimony, who reaches retirement age, can either reduce or terminate their alimony obligation. This is known as…

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