Category: Marriage

Changing Your Child’s Last Name? Here’s What To Consider.

July 6, 2021

Changing your own last name is typically a simple request, but petitioning to change the last name of your child is an entirely different and sometimes more arduous process. There is a lot to consider […]

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What is a Snapshot Support Calculation?

June 21, 2021

Deciding who pays what and how much during a divorce can get complicated. When it comes to addressing reciprocal support orders, could a snapshot support calculation be the right thing for you? The court has […]

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Child support questions

8 child support questions and the answers you need

March 9, 2021

There are so many questions to consider when it comes to child support. Attorney Kara Carey lays out some of the most frequently asked questions, so you don’t have to go searching the web. From […]

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Those annoying messages may not be enough to warrant a Harassment Prevention Order

June 16, 2019

Substantial harassment from an ex may not be enough to warrant you a restraining order, according to a recently published appeals court opinion: In this particular case, a female made numerous requests for her ex […]

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This tip could save you money: The benefits of receiving your spouse’s social security

April 16, 2019

Over the years, I have helped many of my clients, friends and acquaintances receive social security benefits from a divorced spouse they had no idea they were entitled to (this applies to a present spouse […]

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Addressing the elephant in the room: Prenups

March 9, 2019

What is a prenuptial agreement? In Massachusetts, you are free to contract with your fiancé about what your marital rights are in the event of death or divorce.   Effectively this means prior to marriage you […]

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Divorce Ever After: Legal things to keep in mind long after your divorce

December 23, 2018

A divorce can feel like a liberating experience once legal proceedings are finalized. Many people leave our office for the last time with the feeling that the past is behind them, and nothing but opportunities […]

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A “friend”-ly reminder: Social media dangers during divorce

August 18, 2018

If you are going through a divorce or preparing to file, the best thing you can do is to limit or stop yourself from posting on social media, especially photographs. This is increasingly important as […]

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What is a common law marriage, and is it allowed in Massachusetts?

May 13, 2018

An explanation of common law marriage in the state of Massachusetts It is becoming increasingly common for couples, both same sex and heterosexual, to live together instead of formally marrying. Oftentimes, these couples act like […]

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