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Don’t fall for this alimony trap!

In 2014 I wrote about a child support trap. In this article I described the trap happening when two parents agree to change child support between themselves without court approval. After years of following the out of court agreement, the parent who received less...

Alimony and bankruptcy

Collecting alimony and child support in some cases is very difficult. So what is a person to do when the payor of alimony files bankruptcy? How do you collect the money? A recent case explains what can be done outside of bankruptcy court. Alimony and child support are...

The Alimony Reform Act of 2011

The alimony reform act of 2011 was signed into law last week. This law reforms the law of alimony with the stated purpose of eliminating life long alimony. The law changes alimony in many other ways such as creating new types of alimony, allowing new factors to be...

Alimony Reform Act of 2011 Part 1

In 2011 the Massachusetts legislature passed a law that changed  alimony  in  Massachusetts. The law is called the Alimony Reform Act of 2011.  I will discuss the proposed changes in this blog. I will post a number of articles as there are too many changes to discuss...

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