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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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Modification of current alimony obligations Read part II to learn the standard for modifying a current alimony judgment. Section 48(7) of the 2011 Alimony Reform Act states that current alimony judgments may be modified. If the current alimony obligation survives the Complaint for Divorce judgment,…

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In 1996, the federal government passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA bars the Federal Government’s recognition of same-sex marriages. Barack Obama has made it clear that he supports homosexuals right to fight openly in the military and their right to have civil-unions. He…

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Representative John W. Scibak of South Hadley, Massachusetts filed Bill No. 2684 relative to supporting children and parental custody; Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. The purpose of the bill is to change the language of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208 Section 31 to create…

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In Massachusetts, the Department of Children and Families (hereinafter “DCF”) is responsible for protecting children across the state from abuse and neglect. Often times, parents find themselves as the recipients of an unfavorable DCF decision, in which DCF supported an accusation of abuse or neglect….

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The State of Illinois made headlines in January when it completely revamped its custody laws. Gone are the words “custody” and “visitation” and in their place are the terms “parenting plans” and “parental responsibilities”. Lawmakers cited the evolution of the family structure as the main…

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Divorcing during your golden years can be difficult, but a Massachusetts Divorce Attorney can help you maximizing your Social Security earnings.If you were married for at least 10 years and you aren’t currently remarried,

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