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An Overview of Military Disability Pay in Massachusetts

How would you describe your Massachusetts marriage? If you are currently considering a Massachusetts military divorce, Military boots.jpgyou might say "it's complicated." When one spouse is receiving military disability pay, you might think this makes the divorce process complicated as well. It can be difficult to understand how military disability pay factors into your divorce. However, by obtaining basic information about the division of disability pay, you may be able to eliminate the phrase "it's complicated" from your divorce vocabulary.

Alimony: Exceptions to Durational Limits in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts alimony reform statute states that "alimony awards whichMoney Fight 1.jpg exceed the durational limits established shall be modified upon a complaint for modification without additional material change of circumstance, unless the court finds that deviation from the durational limits is warranted." The court must then look to whether deviation is "required in the interests of justice."

How the Internet Can Be Useful in Your Massachusetts Divorce

Unquestionably, the internet has changed the way we access information and theSocial Media 11.jpg volume of information that is available. It has also made it more difficult to keep our personal lives private when so much information about us can be easily discovered by clicking a few keystrokes.

U.S. Supreme Court Prohibits Indemnity Waivers For VA Disability Payments

On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Howell v. Howell,Military 25.jpg prohibiting states from ordering indemnity when a servicemember waived a portion of military retirement in return for VA disability payments.

Where to Find Hidden Assets in a Massachusetts Divorce

Sadly, a Massachusetts divorce often involves lies and deception. Although theHidden assets.png parties in a Massachusetts divorce action are obligated to make full and complete disclosures of their assets and liabilities, it is not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to hide marital property. By hiding assets, one of the parties may attempt to keep those assets from being equitably distributed and reduce the amount of child support and alimony they would otherwise be required to pay.

The Dangers of a Do-It-Yourself Divorce in Massachusetts

Massachusetts family law attorneys help people with their divorces and also withThumbnail image for DIY Divorce 1.jpg issues that may arise after a divorce. Resolution of post divorce issues is governed by the Marital Settlement Agreement (divorce agreement), which contains both parties' rights and responsibilities regarding financial and child related issues. 

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