The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) recently decided Cavanagh v. Cavanagh (2022). This decision has major implications for alimony and child support orders, adding more complexity for judges, attorneys, and parties. The SJC in Cavanagh made...
In a previous blog post, we discussed how a spouse may hide assets and income in a divorce. If you believe your spouse is hiding assets and/or income in your divorce, there are ways you, an experienced divorce attorney, or an expert can investigate. In this article,...
Hiding assets is a hot topic in divorce. In Massachusetts, one of the court’s goals in a divorce is to divide assets fairly–though not necessarily equally–between the parties. This is done through a process known as equitable distribution. The court...
An automatic restraining order is a court order that issues as a matter of course in every Massachusetts divorce or separate support case. Unlike the commonly understood meaning of a restraining order, an automatic restraining order does not have anything to do with...
In Massachusetts, new child support guidelines went into effect on October 4, 2021. Click here to tune in as our attorney team discusses some of the biggest and more interesting changes to the 2021 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. Or, read the abbreviated...
If a judge agrees to reduce a party’s existing alimony obligation, does that reduction automatically go into effect once the judgment issues? Or, can the judge delay the reduction’s effective date? A recent Massachusetts Appeals Court case, Dolan v. Dolan,...
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