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...
Can my former spouse / co-parent force me to get a COVID vaccine for our minor child? As the COVID vaccine becomes available for younger children, many are asking this question. The short answer is that it’s possible. Judges may make orders and judgments...
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,...
In cases of alimony, a court may deviate from the statutory durational limits “in the interests of justice.” But can this deviation from the durational limits occur even after the statutory duration has expired? Recently, the Massachusetts Appeals Court...
In many cases involving alimony, the court orders a party to pay alimony at the time of divorce. In some cases, a court may modify alimony after the divorce — either increase, decrease, or altogether terminate alimony. To prevail on an alimony modification, the...
Generally, a restraining order, also known as a protective order, is a tool the court uses to protect a victim of domestic abuse by ordering a defendant to not do something. In a recent case, the Massachusetts Appeals Court clarified the standard of proof required to...
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