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October 2015 Archives

Considerations for custodial parent relocation out of state

Child custody and visitation are frequently some of the most important issues that need to be resolved when a married couple divorces. Sole or joint custody and visitation rights are usually spelled out in the separation agreement or divorce decree, and as long as the situations of both parents do not change afterward then there is usually no need to revisit the matter.

We can help with complex asset distribution in a divorce

If you have brought considerable assets into your marriage, or your marriage has lasted long enough for you to accumulate substantial wealth and material possessions, the ending of the marriage by divorce can be an even more stress-filled endeavor than it is ordinarily. It is not just accurately assessing the dollar value that can be problematic; you can also have a contentious experience with your soon-to-be ex-spouse as to who is entitled to what.

Massachusetts alimony law reform

One of the biggest events in Massachusetts divorce law to come down in recent years was the overhaul and reform of alimony law. This reform brings back the formerly eliminated idea of lifetime alimony. In 2012, a court order required termination of alimony benefits once the payer reached retirement age.

What is the purpose of alimony?

Alimony or spousal support, are payments made by one spouse to the other after a divorce. Many people do not fully understand the point of alimony. Indeed, alimony can be a bit complicated to figure out under Massachusetts's law.