Massachusetts parents in new cases involving minor children are now required to take an online parenting course.
How to obtain a restraining order in Massachusetts against a family or household member. There are steps that must be followed, but the court staff and domestic violence advocates provide assistance to those suffering from intimate partner or abuse form family or other household members.
Looking for dual citizenship Jus sanguinis or jure sanguinis but have ancestral documents that need to be corrected? We can help you obtain a declaratory judgment in Massachusetts.
The simple answer is NO. If a parent becomes "fit" after a permanent guardianship is ordered, they can petition the court for the guardianship to be terminated.
Child support in excess of $400,000 is left at the judge's discretion, so it is important to ensure the judge sees the complete picture of both parents' financial situation.
Cases with both child support and alimony are complicated and can be decided in many different ways.
How do stock options turn into cash? What does it mean to “exercise” stock options? We explain this complicated topic in a way that is easy to understand.
This post digs deeper into stock options and explains the mechanics of stock options.
Stock options ARE considered income for child support purposes. Exactly how stock options are included as income is a more complicated question.
Massachusetts released the new Child Support Guidelines Worksheet on September 14, 2021
The 2021 updates to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines brings many changes beginning October 4, 2021
Understand the basics of the different types of alimony available in Massachusetts, how it is determined, and the possible duration.
A common mistake that many parents make in child support cases is failing to address a recalculation of child support when their incomes change. This can, and likely will, result in arrears or you making payments that exceed your legal obligation. Accruing arrears can result in legal consequenc...
Letter to families from Chief Justice Casey of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court
Information about the Financial Statement in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, as well as tips for how to efficiently and properly complete them.
What happens to child support when a child turns 18 in Massachusetts? We will tell you what you need to know.
A list of tips and best practices for Zoom hearings in Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts.
People commonly use the term “custody” to generally refer to child custody issues. It may be important, however, to know that in Massachusetts, “custody” can refer to two (2) different topics: legal or physical. If you are involved in a child custody dispute, it is relevant that you know the dif...
Oftentimes, parents in custody-related cases believe that the best way to resolve the case is to have the children speak in court. The Massachusetts Family Court, however, does not allow children to participate in custody disputes. It is generally the Court's goal to keep children out of legal ...
Hiring an attorney can be stressful. Before you hire a divorce attorney in Massachusetts, these are some of the important questions you need to ask.
The minimum child support is $25 in Massachusetts, as established in the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines.
After a judgment has been entered in a custody case, sometimes circumstances a parent to ask for the court to change custody. When should parents consider this?
Don't get tricked by the Massachusetts DOR website! How to REALLY change a child support order in Massachusetts
Don't be tricked by the DOR website! Make sure you know how to REALLY change a child support order.
Physical custody, legal custody, parenting time, and child support are usually the focus in custody proceedings. If both parents live in Massachusetts, although the distance between their residences or the child's school may be relevant, a custodial parent's residence is particularly important i...