Category Archives: Divorce

Second opinions in divorce cases

It is generally known that second opinions are a good idea before undertaking any major medical procedure. It is a little less well known that this is a reasonable strategy from time to time as major decisions are made in a divorce. This is so for the same reason as it is advisable in medicine. … Continue Reading

Buyer’s remorse over separation agreements in divorce

We can all relate to the following scenario: after many long and grueling hours on the phone and in meetings, you and your client have settled his divorce outside of the courtroom.  Everyone is relieved that they only need to go to court once, and that is to have their separation agreement approved by a… Continue Reading

The real losers in alimony reform: Stay at home spouses in long term marriages. Is there any wiggle room?

Those paying alimony have been pretty vocal in their praise of the new alimony law the details of which are found here. One of the principal “reforms” is to terminate alimony at the payor spouse’s federal retirement age, regardless of whether the payor spouse is in fact retired.  For current payors of alimony in their… Continue Reading

How will Massachusetts alimony reform affect you? [Updated Feb 11, 2012]

In January 2011, Senator Gale Candaras, Esq. and Representative John Fernandez announced new legislation to reform the current Massachusetts alimony system. The proposal, called the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, is a sweeping transformation of the current alimony system in Massachusetts. Right now, this is just a proposal and not law, but in the last… Continue Reading

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