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Posts Categorized: Child Support

Recent Case re: Attribution of Income for Child Support and Alimony

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Alimony and child support determinations are often a hotly contested area within a divorce. Massachusetts has statutes and guidelines in place to help determine these amounts focusing on percentages of income that a party should have to pay. But what happens when a party loses their job? What if they voluntarily leave their current job and decide not to work,… READ MORE

15 Interview Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer

Posted on February 5th, 2017

Top 15 initial consultation questions to ask a Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Here are the top fifteen questions to ask a divorce attorney when you are interviewing.  As we explained in our article about how to find a divorce attorney, you should always interview several divorce lawyers before choosing one.  Once you locate several Massachusetts divorce lawyers to interview, bring some questions with… READ MORE

Divorce Magazine Publication No. 1 – What to do when your spouse provides misleading financial disclosures?

Posted on April 10th, 2015

Divorce and Disclosure Laws in Boston – Family Law Attorneys When Financial Statements in Divorce are Fraudulent, Misleading or Incomplete In a vast number of divorce cases in Massachusetts, one party provides a financial statement to the other party and the Probate & Family Court that is misleading, incomplete, or downright fraudulent. Financial statements are required by every party in… READ MORE

Difference Between Parentage Actions and Custody/Visitation Actions in Massachusetts

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Parentage and Custody Proceedings in Massachusetts Probate Courts What is the Difference between a Complaint for Custody of Children and Complaint to Establish Parentage? M.G.L. c. 209 provides for voluntary acknowledgment of paternity. Paternity actions are filed in the probate court where the child and at least one parent live and the burden of proof in such case is by “clear… READ MORE

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