Monthly Archives: May 2017

Bankruptcy and Support

By: Christina Pashou, Esq. Under Massachusetts Law, support to one’s family, whether child support or alimony, cannot be discharged in either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Massachusetts bankruptcy filings. If you are owed child support or alimony, pursuant to a divorce separation agreement, and the other party files for bankruptcy, it is imperative that you know…
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What is a Postnuptial Agreement?

Postnup Q&A with Marcia J. Mavrides A postnuptial agreement is a legally binding contract entered into by a husband and wife, who want to stay married, but also want a clear agreement regarding management and control of their finances and assets during divorce and/or in the event of divorce. When may a Postnup be useful…
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Can I Change My Name After the Divorce?

By: Christina Pashou, Esq. At the time of marriage, Massachusetts law allows a person to adopt any last name. If you want to resume your former last name pursuant to your divorce, you will have to request the court to grant you a formal name change when you file the Joint Petition for Divorce (if it…
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