Waiving, Double-Dipping and Attributing Income for Child Support Calculations

Can a parent waive the ability to receive child support? Is so-called, “double-dipping” of an asset or income prohibited by law? Can a judge assign an income to someone unemployed or underemployed? These and other important child support related questions were addressed in the recent case of Fehrm-Cappuccino v. Cappuccino, Mass. App. Ct. No. 15-P-484, October […]

You Have a Right to an Attorney, But Only if Your Case is “Meritorious”

BREAKING NEWS! The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that an indigent, unrepresented parent(s) seeking to 1) remove a guardian or 2) modify the terms of the guardianship “by seeking a substantial change in the provisions for visitation,” is entitled to have an attorney appointed, “provided the parent presents a meritorious claim.” See L.B. & […]

New Guidance on Alimony Reform Act of 2011

In 2011 the Massachusetts legislature completely overhauled the alimony system, eliminating lifetime alimony. Appeals of alimony cases under the new law are now reaching appellate courts for review. The recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision in Hassey v. Hassey is one of the first broad appellate treatments of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. See Hassey […]

Modifications of Child Support Orders More Easily Available Under New Standard

No material or substantial change in circumstances is now required to seek modification of a child support order!

Mike & Laurie – St. Cloud, FL

Just wanted to thank you again for a great job representing us! We definitely appreciate it and would recommend you to our Massachusetts friends and family.