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Modifications to Alimony Payments in Massachusetts

Modifications to Alimony Payments in Massachusetts

Several circumstances may require a former spouse to request a modification to an alimony order. Some of them include: the reduction or cessation of the income of the paying spouse (e.g., economic difficulties or loss of job not deliberately caused by the paying...

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How Divorce Affects Trusts in Massachusetts

Most couples arrange their financial affairs so that in the event that one of them dies prematurely, the other spouse is the major or only beneficiary. Shared children may change the arrangements that spouses make so that children are taken care of if one or the other...

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Divorce : Filing a Counter Claim in Massachusetts

Divorce : Filing a Counter Claim in Massachusetts

A divorce is often a messy, complicated and stressful business. Decisions have to be made about assets, child custody, child and spousal support. Ideally, these decisions are made rationally and sensibly and an agreement made which suits both parting spouses and made...

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What Does “Under Seal” Mean?

What Does “Under Seal” Mean?

What is a “seal?” Seals have been around for hundreds of years, but their purpose has changed a lot during that time. The term “under seal” for instance, has little in common with the main reason for using a physical seal in the past. But what actually is a seal? The...

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Costly mistakes a will can help you avoid.

Did you know that 68% of Americans don't have a will?  Estate planning and wills shouldn't be left until the last minute. A will gives your family guidance on how to divide your estate. If you die without a will, the court and the laws of your state determine how your...

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Does Having a Trust Avoid the Need for Probate?

Does Having a Trust Avoid the Need for Probate?

Many people leave worrying about what could happen to their property and other assets on death until it is too late. If you die before making a will or establishing a trust, your entire estate will be the responsibility of the court to distribute according to...

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What Does Family Law Cover in Massachusetts?

What Does Family Law Cover in Massachusetts?

Family law is a category of mainly civil law that involves relationships or conflicts between members of a family, e.g. spouses, civil law partnerships, children and parents. Family law cases may overlap with criminal law occasionally, e.g. if there are cases of child...

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What is the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code?

What is the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code?

Recent state government legislation has simplified the way probate is carried out in Massachusetts. Before we get into the details of how the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code works, the concept of probate itself will be explained. What is probate? When someone dies,...

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