Advice for Divorced Parents Moving Abroad

By Sarah Kellen Finally coming out of a relationship that for whatever reason has run its course, should feel less like an ending than a new beginning. Many of us might want to draw a line between our old married existence and the life ahead by moving away and starting afresh in a new environment. […]

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Chris Chen, CFP, CDFA

Killing Alimony

by Chris Chen, CFP, CDFA http://insightfinancialstrategists.com/ “Eliminating the deductibility of alimony payments from taxable income is one of the features of the Republican House Tax Reform bill. It is very significant to both payors and recipients of alimony. Currently, payors can deduct their alimony payments from their taxable income. As a result, they reduce their […]

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Supreme Judicial Court Says Wife Does Not Get More Alimony Just Because Husband’s Income Goes Up

by Attorney Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Law practitioner http://www.divorcingoptions.com/ In a September 25th decision, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed an often misunderstood legal tenet i.e., just because the alimony paying ex-spouse starts making more money, the receiving ex-spouse does not automatically get an increase in alimony. In the year before […]

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Robin Fleischer, Esq.

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Have Changed Effective September 15, 2017

By Robin S. Fleischer, Esq. Fleischer Law Solutions, PLLC robin.fleischer@robinfleischer.com Are you ready for some good news about child support payments in Massachusetts? That’s right, for once an attorney is sharing something positive about one of the most emotionally and financially minefield ridden parts of divorce – paying for the kids. Drumroll please…On September 15, […]

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New Child Support Guidelines Bring Change to Paying for College Expenses

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com The new Child Support Guidelines (Guidelines) include a new section to deal exclusively with college or other post-secondary educational expenses. While the Guidelines officially go into effect on September 15th, they are already being used by attorneys, mediators and others. At the outset, the Guidelines remind litigants that the […]

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9 Common Mistakes Couples Make During a Divorce

By Stephen McDonough, Esq. Next Phase Legal LLC smcdonough@nextphaselegal.com http://nextphaselegal.com/ When going through a divorce, the relationship between you and your soon-to-be ex can become contentious. Understandably, some tension and stress is common, but out-of-check emotions and poor communications can cause things to deteriorate. This often means higher legal fees and more conflict–both during the […]

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Use Mediation Early and Often to Settle Your Divorce Case.

By Howard I. Goldstein, Esquire Goldstein, Egloff, Ramos & Wood, LLP www.massachusetts-divorce.com I am often asked what the best time is to get into mediation during the course of a divorce. Of course, as a mediator I have a vested interest in the answer to this question. But frankly, it is never too early to […]

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What Happens to Your Credit When You Get Divorced?

by Maricel Tabalba www.credit.com Bringing any marriage to an end is a complex process and one of the greatest challenges in divorce is dealing with the financial implications. It’s important to remember that the divorce itself does not impact your credit. The shift in your financial circumstances, however, can lead to credit problems, especially if […]

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The Importance of Parenting Flexibility

By Stephen McDonough, Esq. Next Phase Legal Parenting Through Divorce I came across a nice story in the Medfield Press written by Heather Gillis Harris. Take just a minute to read the story before continuing. Heather writes about observing a father helping his young daughter with her baseball skills while she waited at a field […]

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Three Things to Best Prepare for Your Divorce

by Susan Lillis, Esq. www.domesticlaw.net Having practiced family law for more than 25 years, I have a few thoughts on areas where people going through a divorce can focus to make the process easier and make it one of growth. MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS When going through a divorce, it’s important that you be in touch […]

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