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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. 

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.

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.

12 Reasons Why a Massachusetts Couple May Divorce

Even though a Massachusets divorce is an unfortunate reality of modern life, people still get married every day, and they hope that their partnership with their spouse will stand the test of time.

Books to Help Your Child Cope With Massachusetts Divorce

Massachusetts children all react to news of a Massachusetts divorce differently. Helping them to understand their feelings and process the emotions they experience can be tricky. It is often hard enough for the adults to deal with, for Massachusetts children it can seem like their world is falling apart.

Divorce as a Young Person in Massachusetts

It may seem that most Massachusetts divorces occur later in life, at least due to Divorce 72.jpgstereotypes of divorcees in movies, and divorces that are widely-publicized, namely celebrities and politicians. Therefore, it may come as a surprise that the average age of divorce is actually 30, and that the divorce rates, at least for most age groups, has been consistently dropping since 1996.

The Five Stages of Grief During a Massachusetts Divorce

Many people have heard of the five stages of grief that we go through when a Grief.jpgloved one dies: denial, anger, bargaining, loss, and acceptance. This grieving concept was introduced in 1969 by the late Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her book, "On Death and Dying." Although the concept was originally focused on how people handle death, these five stages of grief can also be used to help work through the emotional process of a Massachusetts divorce.

Morality Clauses in Massachusetts Parenting Plans

Parents going through a divorce in Massachusetts have numerous concerns Moral dilemma.jpgregarding how their children will be affected by the divorce. Each parent may fear that the other parent will be a bad influence when it comes to the children, and want to limit the type of activities the parent can engage in when the parent is caring for the children. This is how the idea of a morality clause comes up in the context of a divorce.

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