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Category: Questions & Answers

Category: Questions & Answers

Will child support change?

Additional Information:  My ex-wife and I have been divorced for 3 years.  If I get remarried, does that effect my current child support payments?  I heard that my new wife’s income may count towards total household income and I would have to pay more. Attorney Answer: Contributions from other household members towards the expenses that you list on your financial

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How does the new alimony law in MA affect my situation?

Additional Info: I am getting a divorce. My wife is a neurological surgeon and has her own private practice in Methuen, MA so she makes significantly more money than I do. I know I will be entitled to alimony but could you please tell me how the new alimony law in MA and what I may receive? Attorney Answer: The

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Visitation schedule for teen age daughter

Additional info: I have been divorced for 10 years and live with my 16 year-old daughter in Andover, MA. She doesn’t want to visit her dad 1 1/2 hrs away every other weekend. She’s a teenager and has a busy sports schedule and social life. What rights does my daughter have and what legal responsibilities do I have regarding the

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What are the different types of child custody?

It is crucial for divorcing parents to understand that there are different types of Child Custody. The term Physical Custody denotes where the child will actually live. Parents may agree that there will be a shared Physical Custody arrangement or that one parent will be the Primary Physical Custodial with an appropriate Parenting Plan to ensure that the child spends

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How is child support determined?

Child Support is determined in accordance with the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines formula and based on a report of the Massachusetts Child Support Taskforce which outlines what income shall be considered for purposes of calculating support.

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What is the divorce mediation process?

Mediation is an excellent resource that divorcing couples often utilize as it is a cost and time efficient method of resolving issues. We offer a structured Divorce Mediation Process. Typically, couples require between 3-5 sessions generally lasting between 1-2 hours. You will be provided with a documentation package that includes information on commonly asked questions along with a checklist outlining

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Will child support change?

Additional Information:  My ex-wife and I have been divorced for 3 years.  If I get remarried, does that effect my current child support payments?  I heard that my new wife’s income may count towards total household income and I would have to pay more. Attorney Answer: Contributions from other household members towards the expenses that you list on your financial

Read More »

How does the new alimony law in MA affect my situation?

Additional Info: I am getting a divorce. My wife is a neurological surgeon and has her own private practice in Methuen, MA so she makes significantly more money than I do. I know I will be entitled to alimony but could you please tell me how the new alimony law in MA and what I may receive? Attorney Answer: The

Read More »

Visitation schedule for teen age daughter

Additional info: I have been divorced for 10 years and live with my 16 year-old daughter in Andover, MA. She doesn’t want to visit her dad 1 1/2 hrs away every other weekend. She’s a teenager and has a busy sports schedule and social life. What rights does my daughter have and what legal responsibilities do I have regarding the

Read More »

What are the different types of child custody?

It is crucial for divorcing parents to understand that there are different types of Child Custody. The term Physical Custody denotes where the child will actually live. Parents may agree that there will be a shared Physical Custody arrangement or that one parent will be the Primary Physical Custodial with an appropriate Parenting Plan to ensure that the child spends

Read More »

How is child support determined?

Child Support is determined in accordance with the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines formula and based on a report of the Massachusetts Child Support Taskforce which outlines what income shall be considered for purposes of calculating support.

Read More »

What is the divorce mediation process?

Mediation is an excellent resource that divorcing couples often utilize as it is a cost and time efficient method of resolving issues. We offer a structured Divorce Mediation Process. Typically, couples require between 3-5 sessions generally lasting between 1-2 hours. You will be provided with a documentation package that includes information on commonly asked questions along with a checklist outlining

Read More »