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My Adult Child is Getting Divorce in Massachusetts, So Why Am I Being Asked About My Assets?

When their child is getting divorced in Massachusetts, most parents are appalled toDivorce 71.jpeg to learn that Massachusetts, unlike other states, allows the court to consider the future inheritance of a divorcing spouse when determining how to divide the marital estate. Although a future expectancy of an inheritance is not divisible in a divorce, "the opportunity of each for future acquisition of capital assets and income: is one factor, among many, that the court weighs in the process of equitable distribution.

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.

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.

Lack Funds to Fight Your Massachusetts Divorce? Divorce Finance Could Be The Solution

As the Massachusetts divorce process begins, it's not uncommon for the spouse with the financial power during the marriage to declare war against their former partner by cutting off credit cards, hiding assets and hiring the most litigious attorney. This could send their estranged partner into a financial and emotional tailspin.

Members of the Armed Forces Get Special Tax Benefits for 2017

Members of the military may qualify for tax breaks and benefits. Special rules could lower the tax they owe or give them more time to file and pay taxes. In addition, some types of military pay are tax-free.

How Computer Forensics Can Affect Your Massachusetts Divorce Case

As people spend more and more time on digital and electronic devicesEvidence 7.jpg (smartphones, laptops, ipads, and computers), digital information becomes more relevant in divorce cases. Social media, computers and cell phones become very prominent in Massachusetts divorce cases. This is largely because they are a great source of evidence. It is not uncommon for clients to show up for divorce consults with large stacks of text messages from a spouse or Facebook posts. The field of Family Law is responding to this increasing prevalence of digital information with the increased use of computer forensic investigators/experts.

Why It Matters Who Files First for Divorce in Massachusetts

Sometimes a spouse can be blind-sided by his or her partner's request for aDivorce 61.jpg divorce. More often, however, both spouses share a sense that the relationship is broken and can't be fixed. When it comes to that, does it matter who files first? According to some financial and legal divorce consultants, it does.

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