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Feds: Massachusetts has Highest Child Abuse and Neglect Rate in Nation

Massachusetts family law lawyer Jason V. Owens reviews new federal data indicating that Massachusetts has the highest rate of child abuse and child neglect in the United States by a substantial margin.
On January 25, 2016, the federal Office of Health and Human Services released a new report entitled “Child Maltreatment 2014” documenting that Massachusetts has the highest child abuse and child neglect […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Department of Children and Families|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Parents Who Were Never Married: Establishing Paternity in Massachusetts

Massachusetts family law lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews establishing paternity for children of unmarried parents in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts law strives to treat the children of unmarried parents identically with children of married parents. Nevertheless, several important differences exist between divorce and cases involving unmarried parents. First among these differences is the need to formally establish paternity (i.e. […]

Child Relocation: What Recent Massachusetts Removal Case Law Tells Us

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews Massachusetts appellate decisions from 2015 and 2016 affecting the removal / relocation of children from the Commonwealth.
As we reviewed in last week’s blog on removal, the overarching concern when determining the appropriate place for a child to reside is the traditional “best interest of the child” standard. This test still prevails in […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law, Modification|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Child Support for Adult Children in Massachusetts: When Does it End?

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews if and when child support terminates after a child’s 18th birthday in MA.
Every Massachusetts family law attorney has heard the question: My child just turned eighteen. Does my child support stop now? If you live in Massachusetts, your child turning 18 does not mean that child support payments stop. This may seem counter-intuitive, since […]

Are Prenuptial Agreements Enforceable in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts divorce lawyer James M. Lynch reviews the enforceability of prenuptial agreements in Massachusetts.
The answer is yes, as long as they are fair and reasonable to the parties at the time of the execution and fair at the time of the entry of the divorce judgment. When are prenuptial agreements not enforceable? A 2015 Massachusetts decision, Kelcourse vs. Kelcourse, provides […]

The Big Move: Obtaining a Court’s Permission to Remove Your Children from MA

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews the law affecting the removal/ relocation of children from the Commonwealth by a parent.
On days when the temperature is in the single digits, you probably think about leaving Massachusetts. (Or maybe your family lives in another states or you are simply ready for a change.) Whatever the reason, you may be considering […]

By |January 27th, 2016|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Are RSUs “Income” in Massachusetts Child Support Calculation?

Massachusetts divorce lawyer James M. Lynch discusses RSUs and the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines in the recently decided Hoegan v. Hoegan case.
On January 22, 2016, the Massachusetts Appeals Court addressed that very question in an appeal of a modification judgment from the Probate & Family Court entitled Hoegen v. Hoegen. The parties were originally divorced in […]

Should Massachusetts Join Arizona by Shaming “Deadbeat Parents” over Twitter?

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Jason V. Owens reviews a new Arizona measure posting names and photos of “deadbeat dads” on Twitter.
Should Massachusetts publicize so-called “deadbeat parents” who fail to pay their child support online? Recent news coverage has focused on a controversial Arizona program publicizing parents who fall significantly behind on court-ordered child support on Twitter.  During his state of the state […]

How Probate Court Judges Punish Dishonesty in Custody Cases

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy explores how Probate and Family Court judges punish dishonesty in child custody cases.
Probate Court judges have ways of punishing parties who engage in dishonest or alienating behaviors during a custody case. Going through a divorce, or trying to change a divorce agreement is strenuous enough, but when dealing with a “crazy” ex-partner, it […]