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Pet “Custody” and Divorce

In all families, pets are just as an important member of the family as anyone else.  Unfortunately, the law has not caught up with this view.  Therefore, when spouses divorce, “custody” of a pet is not treated on the same level, legally speaking, as custody of child.  In child custody matters, the legal standard is…

Handling a Child Custody Case

There are not many other types of court cases that are more emotional and stressful than a child custody case.  Because emotions are running high during these types of cases, parents can sometimes fall into pitfalls and traps, which can ultimately hurt their case down the road.  Here are some tips for parents going through…

Child Support, Alimony & Taxes

When going through a divorce, there are many financial issues that spouses must address. Some of these financial issues have tax consequences, and other financial issues do not. One area where taxes come into play is support. Under Massachusetts Law, there are two categories of support. The first category is alimony, which is the periodic…

General Term Alimony: What is It?

  Q: What is General Term Alimony? A: There are 4 types of alimony under Massachusetts law.  The four types are: General Term Alimony: the periodic payment of support to a recipient spouse who is economically dependent. Rehabilitative alimony: the periodic payment of support to a recipient spouse who is expected to become economically self-sufficient…

How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

Many times one of the first questions a potential client will ask our firm is “How much will my divorce cost?” Unfortunately, there is no straight answer for this question. There are many variable factors that can affect how much a divorce will cost, and there is no “standard” legal fees for a divorce. One…