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An image of two parents holding hands with their kids, for a blog on court mandated co-parenting course.
Co-Parenting Course Mandate in Massachusetts  Massachusetts has reintroduced a mandatory co-parenting course named “Two Families Now”. Probate and Family Court Standing Order 3-2023 “Co-Parenting Education Course for Married and Unmarried Parents” effective November 1, 2023, has been amended and superseded by this Standing Order as of February 12, 2024. This shift gives judges of the...
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By Melissa Levine-Piro, Keri Bruso & Gabrielle Antolovic Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s divorce is splashed across the news – for good reason. From Christine’s demand for $248,000.00 a month in child support to Kevin’s allegations about Christine’s spending habits and accusations about extramarital affairs, this case has been drama-filled. The most exciting part for...
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An upcoming change in the tax law will eliminate a tax break surrounding alimony payments made from one ex-spouse to another. The law, which will go in to effect in 2019, will prohibit divorcees from deducting alimony payments on their taxes. If your divorce or modification of a divorce is signed before the end of...
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By Virginia A. Dyer, Associate Levine-Piro Law, PC On March 27, 2015 the Supreme Court in New York County made a decision that allowed a Wife to serve her Husband via Facebook. Ellanora Arthur Baidoo v. Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096 by Matthew F. Cooper, Justice. Service of process in New York...
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By Virginia A. Dyer, Esq., Associate Levine-Piro Law The automatic restraining order relates to financial, health insurance, and beneficiary issues of parties to a divorce. When a Party files for divorce or separate support a Divorce/Separate Support Summons is issued. The Summons is required to be served with the Complaint on the other spouse. On...
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By Virginia A. Dyer, Esq., Associate Levine-Piro Law There are two types of divorce in Massachusetts. They are uncontested divorces and contested divorces. Uncontested Divorce. An uncontested divorce is where the parties have come to an agreement regarding the division of their assets and liabilities, child custody and visitation issues, if any, and the rights...
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As with most major changes in life, divorce can be a time of stress and upheaval. However, with a little preparation, you can make the change a little easier and possibly help influence the odds to fall in your favor if you fear your spouse may try to make things difficult. A good divorce lawyer...
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