Tag Archives: Andover MA Divorce Attorney

Client Review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review  Ms. M.   It was very rewarding for me to help you through that difficult time. Philip J. Byers 5 stars Posted by a Divorce client on Dec 2, 2013 Excellent I cannot say enough good things about attorney Byers. He helped me and my family through a […]

Client Review

Thank you Ms. M for your thoughtful words. Law Office of Philip J. Byers   5 stars Posted by a Family client on Dec 11, 2013 Top Notch Attorney Attorney Byers represented me in a paternity matter and did an excellent job. He took time to explain the laws and what my rights were and was […]

Client Review

Thank you Ms. A for your kind words.  It was truly a pleasure representing you. 5.0 stars Posted by a Probate client on Dec 13, 2013 Exemplary!! I originally went to Attorney Byers for advice and representation on a probate matter. I was quite shaken up at the time and wasn’t sure there was even a […]

Modification of Alimony in Massachusetts

Are you thinking of modifying your alimony obligation?  Or, are you concerned that your former spouse will try to modify alimony that you are currently receiving?  If you answered yes to either one of these questions, please take a look at my website for information, at Law Office of Philip J. Byers, or call today […]

SCOTUS and Same Sex Marriage

To all of you, I wish a happy, healthy, prosperous new year.  There are several matters that are particularly exciting in which I am involved. Although I have been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, especially the Massachusetts Chapter, since June 10, 1990, and had held office as well as participated on […]

Terminating Alimony Following a Long Term Marriage in Massachusetts

If you have read some of my earlier Word Press articles describing the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, you are aware that Massachusetts, with the enactment of this legislation, limited the duration of alimony for short-term and mid-term marriages, and designated an age at which the payor would be released from the obligation of spousal […]

HOLIDAYS AND PARENTING PLANS

Being in the Essex and Middlesex Probate Courts last week and seeing the lines going out the door reminded me that sharing time with your children during the holidays is easier said than done. The probation departments are overflowing with distressed moms and dads, either armed with lawyers or not, waiting to meet with the […]

RESTRICTIONS ON RIGHTS OF GAYS TO MARRY IN PENNSYLVANIA SWEPT AWAY

Noted in this brief article in the New York Times, Pennsylvania’s being the last state in the Northeast and the 19th state in the U.S. to recognize the rights of Gays and Lesbians to marry.  There was a time when Jim Crow laws in the South and segregation throughout our country was pervasive.  During the […]

Alimony Trends

I am pleased to announce that I am now the Liaison Officer for National Alimony Trends for the National Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

UPDATES REGARDING THE ALIMONY REFORM ACT

If you have read some of my earlier blogs describing the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, you are aware that Massachusetts, with the enactment of this legislation, limited the duration of alimony for short-term and mid-term marriages, and designated an age at which the payor would be released from the obligation of spousal support. The […]