Essential Question’s to Ask Before Choosing your Counsel

Alimony, alimony reform act, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Legislation, Massachusetts alimony, mediation, Military, paternity, questions for attorneys

Be sure to ask these questions before choosing who is going to represent you in your family law matter! What is the hourly fee for the attorney? Who is his paralegal? What is his/her hourly fee? To reduce costs, please handle by electronic mail rather than paying for copies and postage. What does the attorney […]

Readiness reentry program

Alimony, BBA, BBA Newsletter, Child Support, Family Law

I am delighted to be presenting with Raquel Webster, Senior General Counsel for National Grid, on the topic of family law and the Readiness Re-Entry Program as established by the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program, Class of 2013. This program seeks to educate former inmates on a wide array of topics, including employment […]

Don’t Get Creative With Alimony

Alimony, alimony reform act, division of assets, divorce and separation, interpretation of alimony statute, Massachusetts alimony, modification of alimony, new alimony law, new case

Hassey v. Hassey (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-074-14) By: Tom Egan in Appeals Court, Family Law, Fulltext Opinion June 25, 2014 NOTICE: All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, […]

Navigating Changes in Alimony Over Time

Alimony, Divorce, Marriage

The purpose of alimony “is to avoid any unfair economic consequences of a divorce, even after property is divided and child support, if any, is awarded.”[1] Two Massachusetts cases illustrate how alimony changes over time, particularly when one spouse reaches retirement age. In Pierce v. Pierce (SJC-10381), Rudolph Pierce, the former husband, had been paying […]

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