Archive for family law

What happens to your joint business when you divorce?

When parties pursue a Divorce they are entitled to an equitable division of the marital estate. In long term marriages, an equal, 50/50 division of marital assets may be in order, but that is not always the outcome, and many factors may be considered by the court. It is important to understand that generally, all

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The Do’s and Don’ts of a Deposition

If you are walking into a legal deposition, you should follow these helpful Do’s and Don’ts to ensure your testimony is well-represented. Keep your answers short and concise. Oftentimes, witnesses add in extra information, that’s not necessary or relevant to the question. This information can sometimes turn out to hurt the witness’ case. If you are asked

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Deposition Details: Everything you need to know about being deposed

A Deposition in a civil lawsuit is the formal questioning of a witness, or a party to the litigation, under oath. It usually occurs at the office of the attorney who is doing the questioning. Every word of the questioning attorney, and the party being deposed, is recorded by a court stenographer and a complete

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Divorce and Family Law: A Rundown of How an Attorney can Help

Divorce, issues of child custody, support and alimony are complex. Couples can have very unique circumstances which complicate family law and divorces, like the lack of a prenuptial agreement, one working and one stay-at-home spouse, and of course children who will be impacted by a separation. Many factors go into a ruling from a judge

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What does the New Federal Tax Law Mean for Your Divorce Agreement?

Here’s how the federal tax changes will impact future divorce agreements and judgements The newly enacted federal tax law will have a substantial impact on future divorce agreements and judgments.  The new federal law eliminates the deduction for alimony for separation agreements signed after 2018.  In the past, alimony payments were deductible by the payor

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Is Your Child Support Agreement Still Fair?

The Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines changed in September 2017 These augmented guidelines may impact your original agreement, so it’s important to understand the guidelines because you may be paying too much or receiving too little! An experienced attorney can help you investigate your child support arrangement under the scope of the new guidelines. Here are some

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