Monthly Archives: October 2015

I love a short day in court

Often when I attend hearings at the probate and family court, on a divorce, custody, modification, or child support matter, I am there for many hours.  In fact, it is not unusual to be at the courthouse for the better … Continue reading

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Alimony and Recent Judgments in the Probate Court limiting post-retirement enforceability of awards only to judgments finalized after the 2011 law when into effect.

For those getting close to retirement, expecting a modification or discontinuance of their duty to continue with alimony payments to a former spouse pursuant to the new alimony reform act, beware:  As with the decisions coming down by the Supreme … Continue reading

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Probate Court awards shared legal custody in a same sex marriage to the “defacto Parent”

We continue to break new ground in Massachusetts.  In a same-sex marriage, a woman was entitled to share custody of two children she jointly raised with their biological mother.  This is the case out of the Massachusetts Probate and Family … Continue reading

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