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February 2018 Archives

IRS Tax Tip: What Massachusetts Members of Military Should Know about the Earned Income Tax Credit

The IRS reminds members of the Massachusetts military and veterans that they Tax Planning.jpgmay qualify for the earned income tax credit. This credit benefits certain people who work and have earned income that's less than $53,930.

IRS Tax Tip: Massachusetts Grandparents Caring For Grandchildren May Be Eligible For EITC

Massachusetts grandparents who work and are also raising grandchildren mightGrandparent and child 1.jpg benefit from the earned income tax credit. The IRS encourages these grandparents to find out, not guess, if they qualify for this credit. This is important because grandparents who care for children are often not aware that they could claim these children for the EITC.

How To Prove Income of Massachusetts Self-Employed Spouse

The amount of income of your Massachusetts spouse or co-parent has wideSelf employed.jpg ranging significance in your divorce or child support dispute. The amount of both your and your spouse's income will affect whether you're entitled to spousal support and in what amount, how your and your spouse's assets will be divided, and the amount of child support. If you or your spouse does not work a traditional salaried job, showing how much income is available after business expenses are paid can be difficult, and could even provide an opportunity for your spouse to conceal income.

Positivity Towards Former Massachusetts Spouse Benefits All

After a painful break-up or contentious Massachusetts divorce, it might be difficultFamily 26.jpg to feel anything but anger towards a co-parent. Co-parenting relationships last for the lifetime of your children, however, and it is not only in the best interests of your children that you make the best of that relationship; it's in your best interests, as well.

Massachusetts Property Owners Must Comply With The Lead Laws

Do you own multiple-family dwelling units in Massachusetts ? Are you consideringLead hazard.jpg entering the market as an owner? If so, you must be familiar with the Massachusetts Lead Paint Law (Lead Law).The Lead Law is a robust policy designed to protect children.

Massachusetts Parenting Plans Should Contain These 5 Components

Many experts agree that shared custody (responsibility) is the bestParenting time.jpg divorce outcome for Massachusetts families. In order for both parents to be as involved in their children's lives as possible, many turn to parenting plans. A well-drafted plan has the ability to put in writing the agreements made by both parties regarding the raising and care of a couple's children.

What You Need to Know if Considering Relocating With Your Children From Massachusetts

Massachusetts law favors parents who have been awarded primary or sole physicalRelocation 8.jpg custody in cases where such parents request to remove or relocate their children to a new state outside of Massachusetts.

IRS Tax Tip: Reasons to Use Direct Deposit For a Tax Refund in Massachusetts

As Massachusetts taxpayers prepare for the January 29 start of filing season, theyTax 7.jpg should consider a direct deposit of any refunds due. It's easy, safe, fast - and the best way to get a refund. That's why 80 percent of taxpayers choose it every year.

Don't Make These Dating Mistakes After Massachusetts Divorce!

Are you planning to forget your past after your Massachusetts divorce and startLovers 1.jpg dating? However, it may not be that easy to do so especially if you had been married for several years to your former spouse. Sometimes, it could be as complicated as finding your way in a market while there is a blindfold on your eyes. When you get divorced from your partner, you could feel extremely lonely after sharing your house and life with someone for so many years. It is natural to seek companionship and feel wanted in such crucial times. But this also makes people more vulnerable and many of them tend to make certain mistakes when they start dating. Eventually, that results in more self-doubt, loneliness and another sour relationship. Many people commit these mistakes that also affect their health and they fail to find lasting love in their lives, love, and attachment when your new partner is crazily attracted to you.

Divorcing in Massachusetts When You Have Adult Children

There are many Massachusetts couples who are going through a high-conflictDivorce 87.jpg marriage. But since these couples have children from their marriage, they sometimes wait until their children grow up and leave home for college to divorce.

What Happens When Your Former Spouse in Massachusetts Files for Bankruptcy?

When you go through a Massachusetts divorce, it can be both financially as well asBankruptcy 2.jpg emotionally painful. Moreover, if your former spouse suddenly files for bankruptcy, things can be even more stressful for you as there is a possibility that your financial stability can get greatly affected. Divorce, as well as bankruptcy, may have a great impact on your financial position in various ways based on the new circumstances of your ex-spouse.

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