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The Law offices of Miriam G. Altman, P.C. regularly reviews developments in Massachusetts family / divorce law. Below are summaries of noteworthy recently reported cases as well as recent developments in family law and/or topical articles about the Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, P.C. and domestic relations / divorce law.
Miriam G. Altman has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for meeting the highest standards of legal ability and ethics.
Ms. Altman lectures in the field of family law for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
Ms. Altman’s publications include “Litigating Domestic Abuse Cases” which appeared in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
In ECO. v. Compton, a father obtained a MGL .c. 209A Abuse Prevention Order against the Defendant, a 24 year old man, to prevent his 16 year old daughter from engaging in voluntarily sexual relations with the Defendant. Although the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a “substantive dating relationship” existed, the Order was vacated … Continue reading ECO v. Gregory J. Compton, 464 Mass. 558, 984 N.E. 2d 787 (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 … Continue reading Morales v. Morales, 464 Mass. 507, 984 N.E. 2d 748 (2013)
In L.J.S. v J.E.S., the Supreme Judicial Court held that if an issue of tax consequences has been raised, and appropriate evidence of the same has been presented to the court, the court must consider those tax consequences when creating an alimony order. The parties’ judgment of divorce provided, in part, that the wife occupy … Continue reading LJS v JES, 464 Mass. 346, 982 N.E. 2d 1160 (2013)
Miriam G. Altman and Kelly A. Riordan are co-authors of “Department of Children and Families Reports in Divorce, Modification, and Paternity Custody Case Trials,” Massachusetts Family Law Journal, Volume 27, Issue No. 5, September, 2009.