HOW ARE ASSETS DIVIDED IN DIVORCE MEDIATION? HOW TO SAVE TIME & MONEY DOING IT?
Basic Principles of Dividing Property in Divorce Mediation By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator As a mediator, […]
What is the Difference Between Imputed Income and Attributed Income?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Imputed and attributed income are distinguished in the Child Support Guidelines, 2018. Imputed income is income that is not reported on a parent’s Financial Statement but is nevertheless being received by or available to the parent. One appellate court decision has said: A judge may […]
My Spouse is Hiding income. Is that Imputed Income?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Yes, it may be. Imputed income is an amount that a judge assigns to your spouse when your spouse’s Financial Statement does not report the assigned income.This comes up when you are able to show the judge at least one of two types of evidence […]
How Does a Judge Set Alimony?
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Divorce Arbitrator Alimony is based on: the need of the recipient, the payor’s ability to pay it and a cap on the amount to be paid. To determine need, the judge must consider: marriage length; age and health of the parties; income, employment and employability […]
Is Collaborative Divorce Cheaper than Mediation or a Court Resolution?
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Divorce Arbitrator Unless a couple has been married for under a year, it is almost impossible to quote the cost of any divorce process, let alone Collaborative Divorce. What can be said is that Collaborative Divorce is efficient and cost effective. And, it meets […]
For How Long Will Alimony Run?
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Alimony here refers to the most common type – General Term. The length or duration of alimony is contingent on two factors. The first is the length of the marriage. (Italics are quotes from the Alimony Reform Law.) The length of the marriage begins, […]
Attorney Pontisakos Added to Primary Care Attorney Referral Registry
Very pleased to announce that Attorney Demetra Pontisakos has been added to my Primary Care Attorney Referral Registry. Demetra has over 30 years of experience in family law and practices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. That means she can handle family law matters that cross state lines. Demetra is a skilled negotiator and litigator. […]
PREMIER LAWYERS OF AMERICA RECOGNIZES ANTHONY C. ADAMOPOULOS
Anthony C. Adamopoulos a Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney of Topsfield has been nominated for membership in Premier Lawyers of America. Nominated attorneys have been found to demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the practice of law. Nominations are made by attorneys or by the Premier Lawyers of America advisory committee. ANTHONY C. […]
ANTHONY C. ADAMOPOULOS AMONG TOP 10 FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Topsfield divorce attorney and mediator Anthony C. Adamopoulos is pleased to announce that Attorney and Practice Magazine has ranked him among the top 10 family law attorneys in Massachusetts. Attorney and Practice Magazine is a quarterly publication “addressing law firm management, attorney well-being, work/life balance, and the ever-changing technology that impacts a …practice.” The List […]
A Question Often Asked – Will I have to pay both child support and alimony?
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator & Collaborative Lawyer Generally, alimony will not be granted where total family income does not exceed $250,000.00. Over this amount, the judge first determines if there is a need for alimony. To do this, the judge considers the income of each party. (The person receiving child support includes […]