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Marcia Mavrides’s Legal Cases

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  • Opposition to Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreement

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    favorable to client-wife
    Description:
    This firm represented a wife who opposed the enforcement of a prenuptial agreement. Since the determination of which assets should be divided rested on whether the premarital agreement should be enforced, the divorce trial was bifurcated into two stages: First there needed to be a determination of validity of the prenuptial agreement in order to ascertain which assets would be included or precluded from division with wife; second, the actual divorce trial in which the identified assets would be included or excluded from the division between husband and wife. After the first stage of the trial completed, the court concurred with Mavrides' client's position that the prenuptial agreement not be enforced as there were numerous drafting and execution deficiencies. Thereafter, all marital assets, including the ones the husband attempted to preclude from division, were divided equally with wife.
  • Opposition to Removal of Child from Massachusetts

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Outcome:
    In favor of client
    Description:
    This was an unusual case in which the father, who lived in another state, requested he be given custody of a teenage child. The court appointed GAL supported the father's request for removal. Although it would have been easier for mother to settle and allow the child to reside with father, there were substantial, realistic concerns that her relationship with the child would be compromised because of father's refusal to encourage or support the on-going mother-child relationship. After cross examination of father by Mavrides, which revealed important facts, including his unwillingness to support the mother-child relationship, the court decided to deny his request for removal.
  • Joint Legal and Physical Custody in a Paternity Case

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Outcome:
    favorable to father for joint legal and physical custody
    Description:
    I represented father in a paternity matter, which means mother and father were never married. Unlike cases where the parties were married, under Massachusetts law, paternity actions default to mother having sole legal and physical custody unless either forms of custody are otherwise agreed by the parties or ordered by the court. Although father was actively involved in raising his young daughter and lived within a reasonable distance to mother's residence, she refused to allow him equal parenting time. After a trial, the court awarded him joint legal and physical custody and reduced the amount of child support he would have otherwise paid mother without this joint physical arrangement.
  • Alimony

    Practice Area:
    Alimony
    Date:
    Dec 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    favorable to husband-payor of alimony
    Description:
    The wife of a short term marriage wanted alimony for an indefinite period of time because she allegedly had medical issues that could prevent her from being self-supporting in the future. She was hoping to pierce the durational limits under the current Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act in effect as of March 1, 2012, as there is an exception in this law that allows for indefinite payment if there is this exceptional need. I represented the husband and after a trial, the court ordered that wife's alimony would terminate in accordance with the statute. Additionally, the court agreed with my client's request that the number of months he had been paying alimony under the temporary orders be included to determine the number of remaining months he would have to pay. The court judgment was also clear that her alleged medical condition was not corroborated, which should effectively stop any future attempt by ex-wife to modify this judgment in order to extend alimony once it is terminated under this divorce judgment.