Massachusetts Divorce & Separation Cases

On this page we are compiling links to the full text of important Massachusetts Appellate Cases on Family Law, Divorce and Separation decided by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

These cases are for educational purpose only and should not be used for any official or legal purpose. Please consult official reports. Below you will be able to search for Massachusetts Appeals Court Slip Opinions and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Slip Opinions relating to Divorce and Separation.

Divorce & Separation Cases in Massachusetts

Ludwig vs Lamee-Ludwig

WEST LUDWIG vs. CHERYL LAMEE-LUDWIG. 91 Mass. App. Ct. 36 October 17, 2016 – February 7, 2017 Court Below: Probate and Family Court, Norfolk Division Present: Wolohojian, Carhart, & Shin, JJ. Divorce and Separation, Alimony. A Probate and Family Court judge did not abuse his discretion in determining that the alimony provisions of the parties’ separation agreement should be applied

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Taverna vs. Pizzi

TRACEY ANN TAVERNA VS. MICHAEL D. PIZZI 430 Mass. 882 February 7, 2000 – March 8, 2000 Middlesex County Present: MARSHALL, C.J., ABRAMS, LYNCH, GREANEY, IRELAND, SPINA, & COWIN, JJ A judge of the Probate and Family Court had the power, pursuant to the court’s general equity jurisdiction under G. L. c. 215, s. 6, to modify a divorce judgment

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Stacy vs. Stacy

KATHY STACY vs. BARRY STACY. 97 Mass. App. Ct. 160 November 4, 2019 – March 13, 2020 Court Below: Probate and Family Court, Worcester Division Present: Green, C.J., McDonough, & Englander, JJ. Federal Preemption. Veteran. Constitutional Law, Federal preemption, Veteran. Jurisdiction, Federal preemption. Statute, Federal preemption. Divorce and Separation, Division of property. This court concluded that Federal law preempts Massachusetts

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Rose vs. Rose

RHITU SIDDHARTH ROSE vs. ALEXANDER STEPHANE GERARD ROSE 96 Mass. App. Ct. 557 May 15, 2019 – November 20, 2019 Court Below: Probate and Family Court, Norfolk Division Present: Rubin, Desmond, & Ditkoff, JJ. COMPLAINT for divorce filed in the Norfolk Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on May 30, 2017. A motion to dismiss was heard by

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Johnson vs. Johnson (2001)

LYNNE JOHNSON vs. PHILIP O. JOHNSON 53 Mass. App. Ct. 416 October 5, 2000 – December 19, 2001 Barnstable County Present: LAURENCE, DREBEN, & GELINAS, JJ. COMPLAINTS for divorce filed in the Barnstable Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on February 24, 1994, and March 7, 1994, respectively. Following review by the Supreme Judicial Court, 425 Mass. 693

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Miller vs. Miller (2018)

BENJAMIN H. MILLER vs JOANNA ISABELLA MILLER Docket: SJC-12298 September 6, 2017 – January 12, 2018 County: Middlesex Present: Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Budd, Cypher, & Kafker, JJ. Complaint for divorce filed in the Middlesex Division of the Probate and Family Court Department on May 20, 2013. The case was heard by Patricia A. Gorman, J. The Supreme Judicial Court

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Madden vs. Madden (1973)

This is an appeal by William C. Madden (William) from a probate decree awarding counsel fees and expenses to appellee’s (Ann) counsel in the amount of $16,000 on a petition relating to separate support. The separate support proceedings are related to prior proceedings in the case of Madden v. Madden, 359 Mass. 356. In his “Report of the Material Facts” the

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