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Marcia J Mavrides

Marcia Mavrides’s Legal Guides

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    On March 1, 2012, the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011 went into effect. If your alimony order predates March 1, 2012, then you may be entitled to modify your alimony order. To determine if you are entitled to request a termination of your alimony obligation, it is sugges...

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  • Attorney - Client Privilege

    The Attorney - Client Privilege applies in judicial proceedings in which the attorney is either a witness or is required to produce evidence regarding the client. Only the client can allow his/her attorney to disclose the substance of their communications. This is often referred ...

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  • Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011

    New Alimony legislation provides clarity to a very difficult area of law. This legislation is anticipated to become effective on March 1, 2011 and provides clarity regarding the type, duration and calculation of alimony.

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  • Massachusetts Restraining Orders: Procedure and Ramifications

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacted a comprehensive abuse prevention statute, known as Chapter 209A. A restraining order may also be granted as part of a divorce, under Chapter 208. A person may file a request for a restraining order against another person if that person, ...

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  • Same Sex Marriage/Divorce Update-Summer, 2010

    There has been substantial judicial movement on the issue of gay marriage from coast-to-coast this summer. In the wake of U.S. District Court Judge Tauros July 2010 decision that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional in Massachusetts, U.S. District Court Judge V...

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