Tag Archives: child support
Contempt Cases in Massachusetts
Are you familiar with the laws regarding contempt of a court order from the Massachusetts Probate Court? I invite you to view my website for more information, or call my office for a consultation to discuss your unique situation.
Child Support in Massachusetts
Are you familiar with child support laws in Massachusetts? I invite you to look at my website for information or call me to schedule a consultation to review the specifics of your unique situation.
Child Support- Massachusetts
Child support is an issue that has received a great deal of attention and revamping in the last two decades. Whether you are the person who pays or will receive payment, you will want to understand this important issue. The federal government, in order to bring the states into line on the child support issue, […]
New Website- Philip J. Byers
We are very proud of our new website http://www.philipjbyers.com and hope you will view it and let us know what you think. We especially want to thank Dr. Aaron Pollock, email@example.com, who designed and implemented it for us. He did an AMAZING job and was a pleasure to work with!
Paternity Cases in Massachusetts
There has been a proliferation of paternity cases in the probate court. These cases arise when the parties are not married but have a child together. When I first started practicing law in the 1970’s, paternity meant blood tests and criminal non-support complaints issued by the district court. In today’s world where paternity filings exceed […]
Child Visitation and Divorce Cases in MA
The term visitation is becoming archaic in divorce actions. With the increasing involvement of both parties with the children of their relationship, the more appropriate term to use is “parenting plan”. In other words, taking into account the age and needs of the child as well as the schedules of the child and the parents, […]
CHILDREN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF DIVORCING PARENTS
Can you imagine how incredibly difficult it is for children who love and trust their parents to hear each say contrary and belligerent things about the other parent? Can you imagine the stress these children who are in the middle of a battlefield experience as drones and rockets explode over their heads? I am seemingly […]
ALIMONY-THE ATTACK ON NON WORKING SPOUSES
During the course of a divorce or a modification dealing with support issues, be they alimony and/or child support, you may encounter terminology entitled “attribution of income”. This is not arcane language. This is often a very important issue in determining the amount of support. Essentially, attribution of income means that a non-working spouse either […]
What is Alimony?
For the 38 years that I have practiced divorce law, the word alimony has been the anathema to those divorcing individuals and an obligation, in their view, to be avoided. With the enactment of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, your basic understanding of what alimony is should be a prerequisite to your understanding the […]