The answer is it depends. There are many fair hearing officers that ask specifically not to have a memo written when asked. There are some fair hearing officers that ask for a memo to be written and there are some fair hearing officers that will leave it to the discretion to the attorney. Memos are […]
This is one of the factors that the courts are going to consider when they are using the Child Support Guidelines, is how much you are paying for in a prior Court Order for that other child and it is a factor with the court can consider.
Under the child support law there are some talks about what happens if you have a subsequent family. Usually, it is not considered a defense to reduce your child support if there is an order in place, but it may be a defense to child support being modified up. Meaning that if you have a […]
Massachusetts has two forms. One is a short form Financial Statement and the other is a long form Financial Statement. The long form is a 9-page Financial Statement which you would list your asset’s, expenses, income and liabilities and if you earn $75,000 or more per year you fill out the long form. A short […]
If you looked at a Kelly bluebook and putting some information about your car that would be the value that the courts would accept. You would also put down what loan, if any, that you have on it. You would do a fair market value for the car.
There are several different ways you can go about valuing the house. The most common ways are to get a formal appraisal, broker price opinion, comparative market analysis, property tax assessment, or use an online price estimator such as Zillow or Redfin. It is important to know the real value of the home before deciding how […]
The provisions of Massachusetts Separation Agreements either “merge” or “survive” a Judgment of Divorce. When an Agreement is “merged” into the Judgment, the terms of the agreement become incorporated into the Judgment and are modifiable by the Probate & Family Court, because the court always has the power, when appropriate, to revise or modify its own Judgment. A […]
It is a question that a lot of people have asked me. A DOR Wage Assignment means the Department of Revenue will take the child support directly out of the person that pays their check. A suspended Wage Assignment means that the person receiving the money will get it directly from the person that is […]