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Helping your kids maintain relationships with extended family

When couples with children divorce, many want their kids to maintain their relationships with their co-parent's family. It's often grandparents lobbying to maintain their relationships with the kids. However, it's essential not to forget about other family members with whom your children have special bonds -- such as uncles, aunts and cousins.

Explore the possibility of alimony during a divorce

The alimony laws of Massachusetts can be complex, but if you are going through a divorce, it is worth trying to learn as much as you can about them. One thing that you have to know is that not all divorces are going to include alimony. There are specific cases that might qualify for these payments. We can review your case to let you know if it meets the criteria for spousal support.

Provision in proposed tax reform bill will impact alimony

The proposed tax reform legislation that's being considered by the U.S. Congress could impact many couples divorcing couples. Among the tax breaks that would be eliminated if the current version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passes is the one available to people who pay alimony. Those deductions totaled over $12 billion in 2015.

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