Category Archives: Family Law

Covid 19 and Family Law

COVID-19 and Social Distancing Rules On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic due to its severity and rapid global spread. Johns Hopkins University created a COVID-19 map that tracks the number of cases worldwide. On March 20 there were … Continue reading

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Covid 19 Court Help Line

During the Governor’s daily Coronavirus update from the State House On Thursday, April 9, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito talked about the Trial Court’s Help Line. Launched on April 2, the Help Line has already received hundreds of calls. Members of … Continue reading

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Covid 19 Stimulus and Child Support

On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. This package includes cash payments to people and families. According to the White House, owing back taxes and/or other debts to the U.S. government will NOT … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Staying at Home

As of today, March 23, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Baker has issued at “stay at home” advisory. This means that all non-essential businesses must close until April 7. For some, “home” may not be the safest place to be. For victims … Continue reading

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Is it Better to Litigate or Settle?

The concept of divorce will be familiar to most if not all parties but, even though you’re familiar with it, you may not necessarily understand how the divorce process works. Without learning more about the process, you won’t be able to make … Continue reading

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Your Children’s Future If Your Ex Passes Away

Although you and your partner would have had your differences when filing for divorce, it would be extreme to think that you would wish the worst on them such as death. However, it may have you wondering might happen if your ex … Continue reading

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Pre-Marital Business Becomes Martial Property

Generally, marital property is property acquired by either spouse during the marriage. On the other hand, premarital property, owned by a spouse before the marriage, is considered separate property and isn’t split up during a divorce. Sometimes the lines get … Continue reading

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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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