Category Archives: Family Law

What is Child Support Actually For?

The purpose of Child Support is to protect children from the economic impact a divorce, which can affect their standard of living.¬†Child Support is for basic needs that will give the child the same quality of life that the child … Continue reading

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Mandatory Parent Education Programs

Many people aren’t aware that the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court requires parents to complete a mandatory parent education class. This is required if you are divorcing and have minor children, even if the divorce is uncontested. This is extremely … Continue reading

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Recent Child Support Guideline Changes

6 months ago (September 2017), Massachusetts substantially changed the game of family court and enacted the new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. These adjusted guidelines supersede all previous versions and bring with them some major changes. Some of the notable adjustments … Continue reading

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Which Parent Gets Child-Related Tax Breaks After Divorce?

Divorce causes tax issues; it’s as simple as that. Are you the custodial parent? For tax purposes, a child is usually treated as a “belonging” to the parent who has custody for the greater part of the year. That parent … Continue reading

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Divorce Do’s and Don’ts

People tend to say or do things they later regret in the heat of the moment and during the divorce process there is no shortage of those moments. However, what you say and do can have large consequences on you … Continue reading

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Common Financial Mistakes after Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a very challenging part of someone’s life. Not only does the process typically engulf a large portion of time, it can also take a toll on the mental health of one or both parties. … Continue reading

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Social Media and Divorce: What is and isn’t okay to post?

The short answer is nothing…nothing is okay to post. Divorce is an emotional roller coaster and in the heat of the moment you are going to want to let off some steam on facebook, twitter, instagram¬†(or whatever else your social … Continue reading

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Pets after Divorce

Even though pets are considered to be part of the family, they are considered to be property in the eyes of the law. Courts do not award joint custody of pets like they would for a child. Whoever bought the … Continue reading

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How to break the news

When you have children and are thinking about divorcing one of the first things you worry about is how this is going to effect the kids. Staying in a bad marriage “for the sake of the children” is definitely not … Continue reading

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Divorce Quote

“Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.” – Richard Wagner

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