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Alimony Deduction Tax Bill
Amy Saunders, Esq.

Alimony payers lose tax deduction under GOP bill

The final version of the alimony deduction tax plan, which was released Friday and is set for votes next week. This move could make ending marriages an even more drawn-out and expensive process, and the change could be particularly painful for lower-income couples. If the alimony deduction tax bill becomes law, the alimony deduction repeal would affect

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Divorce Mediation in Massachusetts
Amy Saunders, Esq.

Divorce Mediation? Is it Right for Me?

Divorce Mediation is not well known. When most people think of divorce the first thought is going broke on lawyers, and sitting in court rooms.   Mediation has none of those features. Mediation is scheduled on your own time, in a private, confidential setting and generally costs $2,000 to $4,000 in total. Divorce mediation is

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5 Things Father’s Should NOT Do During a Divorce

As divorce lawyers, we have to defend several scenarios of our clients that can be prevented with some guidance. The list below are our five (5) top recommendations of what you should NOT do during a divorce. Do NOT: 1. Introduce the children to a new girlfriend until after at least six months of dating.

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Parent Education Program
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Massachusetts Parent Education Programs

OVERVIEW Parents who are getting divorced with children under 18 years of age must participate in an approved Parent Education Program within 30 days of service of the original complaint. If you have any questions, please contact our team. FEES Each parent must pay $80 to the parent education program provider in advance. The same fee

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Catherine Becker Good

Catherine Becker Good, Esq. Attorney At Law Catherine has been practicing law for 29 years.  During her many years in practice, Catherine has appeared before most judges in the Probate Courts across the state.  Given her exposure to the various courts and judges, Catherine is able to provide insight into a particular judge’s practices and

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Right Time To Divorce
Amy Saunders, Esq.

When is it the Right Time to Divorce in Massachusetts?

by Amy Saunders This is one of the most frequent questions asked by my clients, and there truly is no right time to divorce.  However, I can tell you that the “waiting game” only makes matters worse — both financially and emotionally.  First, if you have children, it is my belief that waiting until “the

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9 Questions to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer in Massachusetts

by Amy Saunders Choosing the right divorce lawyer in Massachusetts can seem as difficult as choosing to leave your spouse.  Let’s face it, the last thing people going through a divorce want to hear is more bad news — but your attorney should not just paint a rosy picture. As an informed client, you need

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divorce advice ma
Amy Saunders, Esq.

Divorce Advice MA That May Save You Thousands of Dollars

Divorce Advice MA That May Save You $$$$ Thousands by Attorney Amy Saunders Everyone considering or filing for a divorce should consider these points. These are all based on real experiences with my clients — which are being passed along to you to save significant time and money. 1. Do NOT Fight Over the Flat

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