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The Law offices of Miriam G. Altman, P.C. regularly reviews developments in Massachusetts family law reported cases. Below are summaries of noteworthy recently reported cases.

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Morales v. Morales, 464 Mass. 507, 984 N.E. 2d 748 (2013)

In Morales v. Morales, the Supreme Judicial Court held that a modification of child support is presumptively in order whenever there is an inconsistency between the amount of child support that is to be paid under the existing order and the amount that would be paid under an application of the child support guidelines. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the trial court had erred in requiring a material change in circumstances.

Read more: Morales v. Morales