Divorce & Family Law Blog

New child support guidelines in Massachusetts went into effect on September 15, 2017. The new child support guidelines are based on a comprehensive review by the Child Support Guidelines Task Force, which is required to review the guidelines every four years. According to a Mass.gov press release: The Task Force recommended a number of clarifications […]

Coming to a child custody agreement can be difficult, no matter what the circumstances are. A child custody arrangement can be further complicated when one of the parents wants to relocate out of the state or country with a child who is the subject of a custody or visitation order in Massachusetts. Before the parent […]

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, there comes a major change that impacts divorce: spousal support, or alimony, will no longer be tax deductible. As the law currently stands, alimony payments are tax deductible by the payor and considered taxable income to the recipient. Under the new law, […]