NEW COURT DECISION: IF A HUSBAND OR WIFE IS NOT WORKING TO CAPACITY, HE OR SHE WILL BE ATTRIBUTED INCOME.
The Appeals Court this week affirmed that: if the person receiving support or the person paying support is not reasonably employed, the divorce court judge may attribute income to that person. Reasonably employed means employment obtained through reasonable diligence and, if necessary, additional training. So, for example and paraphrasing the language of […]
What does Collaborative Divorce Mean?
Traditional divorce practice requires each attorney, in all interactions with clients and the opposing lawyer, to always be preparing for a divorce trial and, at the same time, always be attuned to settling the divorce. Collaborative Divorce turns traditional divorce upside down by obligating each attorney and client to have only one goal – the […]
Our Clients Say It Best
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Recently, a couple came to me seeking my help in resolving their divorce. They were in litigation and had been “going at it” for over a year. Fortunately, with their hard work and dedication, we mediated a resolution. They showed their appreciation by writing kind […]
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 […]
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. […]
Free Educational Program – Chart Your Course to a Better Divorce
North Shore Collaborative Divorce will present a free educational program “Chart Your Course to a Better Divorce” addressing how the collaborative divorce process may be a better way to divorce. The educational program will review the basic legal, emotional and financial issues commonly encountered during the divorce process. Collaborative divorce takes a team approach. The […]