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3 Promising Paternity Technologies of the Near Future in Massachusetts

Paternity testing has become the de facto method of determining fatherhood inPaternity Test.jpg Massachusetts, especially in disputed cases that end up in court. But not all cases need to go to court. Here are three cutting-edge paternity technologies that show great promise for the future.

IRS Tax Tip: Things to Remember About Hobby Income and Expenses

From scrapbooking to glass blowing, many Massachusetts residents enjoy hobbiesTax 10.png that are also a source of income. A taxpayer must report income on their tax return even if it is made from a hobby.

A Massachusetts Divorce Can Have a Positive Outcome

The dissolution of a marriage in Massachusetts can be a frightening and stressfulBroken family.jpg ordeal that many divorcing couples might not be emotionally equipped to handle on their own. Because emotions run high, even for the spouse who is seeking the break-up of the marriage, unresolved issues that led to a divorce often-times takes years to resolve. These problems are compounded when children are involved and add additional emotional issues that can led to severe complications for both parents and children.

BAH and BAS, are They Included in a Service Members Income for Purposes of Calculating Child Support in Massachusetts?

Active duty military service members in Massachusetts, as part of their compensation, often times receive a monthly stipend for both housing and food. This monthly stipend consists of a Basic Allowance for Housing payment ("BAH") and a Basic Allowance for Subsistence payment ("BAS").

Can Child Support Be Modified Retroactively in Massachusetts? Maybe

When it comes to a Massachusetts divorce, not all separation agreements areChild Support 9.jpg created equal. In fact, a well-crafted agreement can provide a divorcing spouse with a degree of economic protection that far surpasses what would be guaranteed by state law.

How to Register Out-of-State Child Support/Custody Orders in Massachusetts

Registering a child support/custody order that was obtained in another state orChild Support hearing.jpg even in another country is accomplished in Massachusetts by following the procedure outlined in M.G.L. c. 209D

2017 Changes to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines

Under Massachusetts Law, the Child Support Guidelines must be reviewed everyChild Support Agreement.jpeg four (4) years by a task force to determine whether any revisions are required to usher in a fairer way of apportioning family expenses, including but not limited to child care, health care and college.

ABLE Accounts for the Disabled Available in Massachusetts

Massachusetts launched its ABLE program, named The Attainable Savings Plan, to allow people who become disabled prior to age 26 to save money, tax-free, and have more financial freedom than they have had in decades.

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