double dip & divorce

A question that frequently arises in a divorce is how to treat certain income producing assets. Under Massachusetts law, a Probate and Family Court Judge has the authority to equitably divide the marital estate between the parties. Additionally, the Judge can also award support to…

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If you’re thinking about divorce, then it is best to be prepared prior to filing for divorce. Planning ahead will help expedite the process and give you an advantage over your unprepared spouse. Below is a list of 10 steps you can take prior to…

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President Donald Trump’s busy first weeks in office included the signing of an executive order on immigration that, among other things, serves to ban citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States for the next one hundred and twenty days. This order sparked…

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Often times, custody situations change but parties do not immediately explore the potential effect on previous child support orders. Under Massachusetts case law, it is clearly established that a child support order cannot be retroactively modified without a pending complaint for modification. See M.G.L. c….

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In the fall of this year, the FBI released its annual compilation of reported crimes from across the country. According to the FBI’s report, there were approximately 1,197,704 violent crimes committed in the United States in 2015, representing a 3.9% increase from the previous year.[1]…

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