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Massachusetts Alimony and Child Support: Much Ado About Double Counting

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

At the November 22, 2013 MCFM Institute, and in many other settings, divorce lawyers, mediators and judges have considered and debated aspects of the interaction between the March 1, 2012 overhaul of Massachusetts alimony laws and the August 1, 2013 revamp of the Child Support Guidelines, here. One of the hottest topics was the apparently inconsistent way in which each body of law treats the other! At LDRC, we waded into the deep end by addressing the subject in two blog entries, which we have edited only lightly here for FMQ.

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