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New Child Support Guidelines Effective June 15, 2018

Today the Trial Court announced that there will be a new supplemental 2017 Child Support Guidelines and accompanying Worksheet effective June 15, 2018.  They aim for the Guidelines and Worksheet to be released on the mass.gov website on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The purpose of the new Guidelines and Worksheet is to resolve the 3 main issues that we pointed out in…

Why You Should Get Divorced Under the 2018 Tax Reform

If divorce seems like a very likely event in your near future, the time to do it might be now. More specifically, you have until December 31, 2018 to finalize a divorce if you want to take advantage of the old tax laws. Starting January 1, 2019, divorce could become a lot more expensive and a much longer process – and if…

When You Should Get a Prenup

Many people balk at the idea of a prenuptial agreement, finding the idea “unromantic.” They may discuss other topics unrelated to romance, such as whether or not to purchase a new refrigerator for the house they plan on living in, or whether one of them will fix dinner or will they go out to eat. But, they still hesitate to talk about…

What Are the Pros and Cons of Prenup Agreements?

When you fall in love with the right person, all you can think about is spending the rest of your life with them. It gets even more exciting when both of you agree to become married. There is so much to plan out such as the wedding reception, the types of food to serve to guests, and where you plan to live…

Top 10 Rules to Make Joint Custody Work

Divorce is hard on the adults in a marriage; there’s no doubt about that – but it is even harder on the children. When you are working on a parenting schedule for joint custody, you can construct it in such a way that it minimizes the impact and isn’t as hard on the children. Your attorney can help with the arrangement to…