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Category: Child Support

Dear Jon Snow: No judgment here. There are plenty of “Snow” children in our current age. (For those of you who don’t watch “Game of Thrones”, characters born out of wedlock in the show have the surname “Snow” instead of a parent’s last name. Also, check out HBO and thank me later). Parenthood always comes […]

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Fixating on the amount of your Massachusetts child support may not be the best idea. Note:  This article originally appeared in the October/November 2015 issue of New England Woman Magazine. If you are considering a divorce, or already divorced, you may be wondering about returning to work, getting a new job or even just increasing […]

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An issue that comes up frequently involves a client that has been out of the workforce, but is feeling some pressure – either internal, from another person, or both – to go back to work.  If a divorce is looming, or even in-process or finished, and you find yourself in this situation, should you go […]

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If you are due unpaid child support in Massachusetts, you should be familiar with the numerous options for collecting the money to help support your child or children. Administrative enforcement options are coordinated by the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). If you are owed back child support, the best […]

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Hiring a lawyer that meets the standards to represent you in a limited fashion through the LAR program may be your best choice. Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) is also referred to unbundled legal services.  Under the LAR model, a lawyer assists the client with specific parts of the case, without providing the traditional full representation.  […]

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Although most people are somewhat familiar with child support and alimony, there is a third category of support that you may not be familiar with.  Unallocated family support doesn’t get much attention compared to the more common forms of support. It is a combination of child support and alimony, but receives the same tax treatment […]

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Are child support and alimony taxable? Can you deduct your support payments? The cost of child support and alimony are important elements of many Massachusetts divorce cases.  When thinking about the types of support you might receive or pay, understanding the tax implications is crucial.   For higher-income families, some divorce agreements or even temporary […]

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Attribution of income is a relatively common issue in Massachusetts child support cases, whether as part of your divorce or a post-divorce modification.  Besides child support cases, attribution of income can also be a factor in alimony cases.  Alimony is also known as spousal support. Attribution of income occurs when the court makes a finding […]

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