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Don't Make These Mistakes When Seeking to Change Child Custody in Massachusetts

Finding the right arrangement for sharing custody with your former spouse isn't always easy in Massachusetts. When work schedules change, you or your spouse moves to a new location, or your child's after-school activities change, you may need to renegotiate how your time with your child is shared. While Massachusetts courts consider applications to modify custody, these applications are not easily granted.

Why Play Board Games With Your Massachusetts Children

Like all good Massachusetts parents, our biggest goal is that our children grow upFamily game time.jpg and move out. In order to do that, they need life skills and education. Ideally, we'd like them to finish college or a skilled trade program, get a good job (or create their own good jobs), get married, and provide us with adorable grandchildren.

Alimony Tax Reform Will Dramatically Change Massachusetts Divorce

The new tax reform law would eliminate the tax deduction for alimony and makeAlimony 17.jpg alimony income tax-free to the recipient for divorce decrees executed after December 31, 2018 and it wouldn't affect existing divorces. 

Key Points of the New Military Blended Retirement System

The new Blended Retirement System (BRS) created under the 2016 NationThrift Savings Plan.jpg Defense Authorization Act is a retirement system that blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution to Service members' Thrift Savings Plan account. This new Blended Retirement System goes into effect on January 1, 2018. 

How to Conduct Effective Workplace Harassment Investigations in Massachusetts

The wave of workplace harassment allegations dominating headlines in recentInvestigation.jpg weeks has been a wake-up call to employers to review their anti-harassment policies in Massachusetts. However, the best-drafted policies are meaningless unless companies have an investigation protocol in place that mandates a prompt and thorough investigation of any complaints of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

The Dangers of Not Getting Around to Making Their Massachusetts Divorce Official

Every so often, I receive a call from someone saying that they've been separatedDivorce 82.jpg for years from their spouse, but that neither party ever bothered to make the divorce official.

How to Save Text Messages For Your Massachusetts Divorce

As technology advances, it also impacts the way parties to a MassachusettsTexting 3.jpeg family law case may try to present evidence to the court. However, these advancements are not always for the better. One major development is the creation of cell phone apps that allow you to print off the text message from your phone.

What Are Massachusetts Heat Laws?

Massachusetts landlords must help the tenant maintain 64 to 68 °F fromHeat.jpg September 15 to June 15 under the Massachusetts heat laws. Massachusetts apartment heating laws are specified in the State Sanitary Code, officially 105 CMR 410 The Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation. This regulation has the force of law and governs all things apartment, including winter heating requirements.

Parents of Teenage Daughters More Likely to Divorce in Massachusetts

For many Massachusetts couples, maintaining a good relationship throughout theirFather and teen daughter.jpg marriage requires a great deal of hard work. A variety of factors can affect whether a couple is likely to divorce, including the stress of raising children. A recent study looked at the data surrounding marriages, children's births, and divorces and found some interesting results.

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