Monthly Archives: February 2013

What does Disney Land and the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts Have in Common?

I think lawyers and litigants alike can agree that Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts are definitely not the most magical place on earth, but one of the things they do have in common is long lines and even longer wait … Continue reading

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New Opinion from the Supreme Judicial Court Requires Probate Judges in Massachusetts to Consider Tax Consequence of Alimony

A New Take on Divorce and Taxes With tax season right around the corner many of us have taxes on the brain, and according to a new opinion issued by the S.J.C., so too must the Probate and Family Court … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Military Families One Step Closer to Receiving Equal Benefits

New Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples In the last three years the military has made a number of substantial movements toward gender and same-sex equality for service members and partners of those serving in the armed forces.  Recently, Leon Panetta, … Continue reading

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Probate Courts Proposed Rule Change Could Make Filing Uncontested Modifications Much Easier

The Probate and Family Court in Massachusetts is proposing a change to the procedure for filing joint Complaints for Modifications in Massachusetts. The new procedure would allow parties to agree to modify certain terms of their divorce judgments, separation agreements, … Continue reading

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