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Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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Six School Vacation Week Tips for Co-Parents

Posted in Parenting, Children & Divorce
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We’re all dreaming of warmer climates.

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Spring vacation is almost here for many private schools and April vacation is just around the corner. Whether you’re taking the kids on vacation by yourself for the first time or you’re going to be the parent staying home, these tips will help ensure your travel plans run effortlessly!

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3 Cases That Significantly Impact Alimony Law

Posted in Alimony and Child Custody, Court Decisions

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As promised, here is an in-depth explanation of the new decisions from the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) on the Alimony Reform Act, by my talented and knowledgeable partner, Robin Lynch Nardone.

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Robin Lynch Nardone, Partner at Burns & Levinson LLP

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On January 30, 2015, the SJC issued three decisions with significant impact on the right to seek modification of an alimony order issued prior to the enactment of Massachusetts’ Alimony Reform Act. The uncodified provisions of the alimony reform act are what the SJC has relied on in determining that only the durational limits on payment of alimony apply to alimony cases decided before March 1, 2012, while the retirement provisions and cohabitation provisions do not. Uncodified provisions of an act express the legislature’s view on some aspect of the act’s operation and are not the source of the substantive provisions of the law. Below are the details on the three cases.

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Breaking News on Alimony Law!

Posted in Alimony and Child Custody, Court Decisions

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The Supreme Judicial Court has just rendered its decision on the modification of judgements on alimony for cases that predate the Alimony Reform Act. Decisions on three cases, Chin v. Merriot (SJC 11715), Rodman v. Rodman (SJC 11726), and Doktor v. Doktor (SJC 11727), were handed down from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today.

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