Will Adultery Have an Impact on Alimony in an MA Divorce?

Will Adultery Have an Impact on Alimony in an MA Divorce?

Adultery can affect your divorce in Massachusetts in a number of ways, including your alimony payments. The state passed the Alimony Reforms Act in 2011, under which now MA courts can award different types of alimony, depending on the situation. Apart from the general...

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What Can Be Used as Evidence in an MA Divorce Case?

What Can Be Used as Evidence in an MA Divorce Case?

Parties going through a divorce in Massachusetts (sometimes including their attorneys) often do not expect that the Evidence Code may be applicable to family law in much the same way it is used in Civil or Criminal Law. In practice, it usually is. Jay Davis believes...

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Fault vs No Fault Divorce in MA

Fault vs No Fault Divorce in MA

Couples in Massachusetts file for divorce for a variety of reasons (just like everywhere else). In some cases, one spouse may believe that the other is at fault for causing the breakdown of the marriage. However, mostly couples avoid getting into the painful details...

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Child Support in MA: A Quick Guide

Child Support in MA: A Quick Guide

All parents are legally obligated to financially support their children. In Massachusetts, child support refers to a sum of money paid by one parent to the other to help with the costs of child-raising. Under Massachusetts law, the obligation to pay child support...

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Modifying of a Divorce Agreement in a Family Court in MA

Modifying of a Divorce Agreement in a Family Court in MA

Contrary to what many people believe, divorce agreements are not always a one-and-done type of deal. Sometimes, a change in circumstances can result in a change in your custody order, child support, or Massachusetts Divorce Agreement as well. A lot of unmarried...

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