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Is Alimony Taxable in Massachusetts?

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | November 9, 2023

When navigating through divorce in Massachusetts, alimony can provide a life raft for financial stability. But specific questions often come up, particularly during tax planning season: Is alimony taxable as income? Are the payments tax deductible for the payor? Well, it’s more complex than a yes or no.  Federal and…

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The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | December 13, 2022

Many couples in Massachusetts describe themselves as “legally separated,” but the law does not recognize this status at all. From a legal (and tax) perspective, it doesn’t matter whether you are living with your spouse or whether you consider yourself as living separate lives. If you’re not divorced, you’re married.…

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Divorce Mediator vs. Lawyer

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | October 5, 2022

If you are planning to get divorced in Massachusetts, you may be considering whether you want to hire a mediator or a lawyer. You may have noticed that the most popular divorce mediators are lawyers, so then that can easily make you wonder, “What’s the difference?” or even, “Is there…

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Should You Refinance After Divorce?

By Koiles Pratt Divorce and Family Law | September 13, 2022

Handling a marital home during and after divorce poses serious challenges that couples often underestimate. To protect their interests and future credit ratings, it is important for both partners to understand their obligations and requirements. Divorce attorneys are often asked whether it is a good idea to refinance after a…

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