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  • 3-May-2018

    Q&A: College Tuition After Divorce

    Below, we answer your questions about paying for college after you are divorced. Q: Are divorced parents legally obligated to pay for their child's tuition and college expenses? A: In general, most issues regarding educational expenses are ...
  • 19-Apr-2018

    Alimony Changes Under the New Tax Law

    Alimony Changes Under the New Tax Law The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will change the way that alimony tax can be deducted for the paying spouse. Because spousal support payments can be a costly expense, tax deductions for the payer is an ...
  • 17-Apr-2018

    Father's Rights in Massachusetts

    Parents are responsible for raising, protecting and caring for their children, making them an indispensable part of their kids’ lives. Massachusetts understands how important this bond is, which is why they have created laws to help protect ...
  • 23-Jan-2018

    Child Custody Issues After the Holidays

    Coordinating child custody during the holidays can be a stressful time for divorced parents, especially for those in a contentious relationship. While split holidays are usually the answer, factors like long vacations or emergencies can result in a ...
  • 13-Mar-2017

    High Net Worth Divorces are Complex and Require an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

    A high net worth divorce means that a lot is at stake. Unlike middle-income couples who are W-2 employees, high income couples often have a complex financial life. Assets might include more than one home, several automobiles, a business, significant ...
  • 16-Feb-2017

    Three Reasons To Go Through Mediation

    Though many people don't realize it, mediation can be much better than going through court. You will still need a divorce lawyer but mediation can save you time and money, allowing you to move on with your new life quicker. It is almost like ...
  • 9-Feb-2017

    Why Use a Divorce Lawyer in Contempt Cases

    Once you receive your legally binding divorce decree, you may think you are done heading to court. While this would be the ideal scenario, it isn't always the case. Not all individuals are willing to follow even the most detailed court order. ...
  • 15-Dec-2016

    How Do I Know If I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

    Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer? No two Massachusetts divorces are the same. Some, although emotionally upsetting, go fairly smoothly. Others seem like World War Three. Why are some divorces worse than others? Much of it depends on the people involved, ...
  • 28-Nov-2016

    Tips for Hiring A Divorce Lawyer

    Many married couples find themselves in the situation of requiring a divorce. Unfortunately, this process can often divide up resources or children within the family in a manner that isn't always fair. For these reasons, it is typically advisable ...
  • 10-Nov-2016

    Three Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid While Going Through a Divorce

    If you are faced with a divorce, this can be a stressful time if custody and visitation rights need to be worked out for your family. It is important that custody arrangements are handled well the first time around with your divorce lawyer. Here are ...
  • 29-Sep-2016

    Finding a Good Divorce Lawyer

    Once you've asked for (or been asked for) a divorce, your life feels very unsettled. Even if you want a divorce, whatever your reasons, it signifies the end of an important life milestone, a marriage. There will be a period of mourning in which ...
  • 14-Jul-2016

    Child's Voice in Determining Custody

    When you decide to divorce, the impact on your children is pretty significant. But, how much of an impact depends on a number of factors, including the maturity level and age of the child, and how amicable you and your spouse are towards each other. ...
  • 27-Jun-2016

    The New Alimony Statutes in Massachusetts

    One of the most contentious issues during divorce is often spousal support, or more commonly known as alimony. Spousal support payments are made from a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning spouse during and after a divorce in order to help them ...
  • 24-Jun-2016

    The Advantages of Legal Separation

    While no one ever dreams their marriage may come to an end, the fact of the matter is it happens, every day. And while you may have thought long and hard about this decision, you may want to consider legal separation before you enter into the final ...
  • 9-Jun-2016

    Four Tips To Tell Your Children You are Getting a Divorce

    Divorce is hard on everyone involved. It becomes even worse when you have children. It doesn’t matter how old they are, you are going to dread telling them about the changes that will be happening in their lives. Here are some tips to telling ...
  • 12-May-2016

    Divorce Lawyer: Tips To Shield Your Children From Your Divorce

    As a divorce lawyer, I see a lot of children harmed from divorced. Many children really start to act out after their parents get divorced. Some stop talking. Some start getting in trouble at school, whether it is with other children or their grades. ...
  • 5-May-2016

    A Divorce Lawyer Gives Advice To Get Along with Your Ex

    As a divorce lawyer, I help many people through one of the most difficult time in their lives. They have to start new lives, entirely different than they envisioned when they got married. Whether or not you have children, there will come a time when ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Divorce Lawyer Explains Child Custody Law in Massachusetts

    Divorce can be complicated, and it can be even more complicated when children are involved. Couples involved in or considering a divorce should have a sense of how the court handles child custody in Massachusetts. First, having custody means that you ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce Case

    Divorce cases can be confusing to say the least. Having to go through the battle of getting a divorce and fighting for what you believe is fair isn't always easy. However, that doesn't mean you should simply give in and do nothing about it. ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Why You Shouldn't Tackle Your Divorce Hearing Alone

    If you are in the middle of a divorce, you might be worried enough about the financial implications that can come from a marital split. You could be thinking that you can save money by handling the case yourself instead of hiring a divorce lawyer, ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Three Tips To Find the Perfect Divorce Lawyer

    Divorce is hard on everyone. The sooner that you can settle your divorce, the quicker that everyone can move on with their lives. It is better for everyone if both sides can hire a divorce lawyer so the process can move quickly and easily. Here are ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Division of Property Under Massachusetts Divorce Law: Five Facts You Should Know

    If a marriage seems to be unraveling, several aspects may be stressful. One is dividing the property. Any anxiety can be lessened by knowing how the law works. Below are five key facts in Massachusetts division of property law. One, a divorcing ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    3 "Secrets" That You Need to Tell Your Divorce Lawyer

    Most relationships have secrets that the rest of the world does not know about. It can be embarrassing to talk about certain things, so you might want to keep all of these secrets inside. However, in order for your divorce lawyer to represent you in ...
  • 10-Oct-2015

    Is This Marriage Worth Saving? Or Is It Time To Consult With A Divorce Lawyer?

    The one decision a Divorce Lawyer cannot help you make is deciding if your marriage is worth saving, but before you proceed with a divorce, you must have an answer to that question. The divorce laws in Massachusetts require your marriage be beyond ...
  • 10-Oct-2015

    How to Ensure That You Get Your Share of the Assets in Your Divorce

    If you are getting divorced from your spouse, you are probably worried about a lot of things, including the loss of your relationship. However, one other thing that you might be concerned about is the division of assets. You could be afraid that your ...

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