Monthly Archives: February 2015

Prenups: Appeals Court Reaffirms “Second Look” Requirement

On January 21, 2015, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reaffirmed the 'second look' requirement with respect to the enforcement of prenuptial agreements. In the Kelcourse case, the Appeals court reaffirmed the requirements for a prenuptial agreement to be enforceable in Massachusetts; specifically, it must have been valid when executed and must be conscionable at the time of divorce.  The…
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Filing tax returns and head of household status

Prior to your divorce becoming final, parties to a pending divorce are still considered married in the eyes of the IRS. Therefore, a divorcing couple has two options with respect to filing their income tax returns: 1) the parties can agree to file joint income tax returns; or 2) the parties must file their income…
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