Calculating child support is complicated and stressful and the state’s new guidelines aren’t making things any easier. The new guidelines have made some improvements and clarified some ambiguities. We were one of the first to report on the complexities of the new guidelines and have now identified some errors in making calculations.Read More
Parental alienation is a serious issue arising more and more in contentious divorces that can have profound effects on your child’s wellbeing. Though it is not yet officially accepted by the courts as a syndrome, we deeply understand its severity and long-term impact on families.Read More
Has your child become more distant in your absence during your divorce? If you’ve previously had a close relationship, then you might be the target of parental alienation.
Many of our clients aren’t familiar with the concept and how it differs from estrangement– but there is a major difference.Read More
If you are paying or receiving child support, contact our team of family law attorneys today.
The new Massachusetts guidelines take effect September 15, and could save payees thousands per year and significantly impact payments for recipients. The Law Offices of Army & Roche will do a full audit to make sure you will be paying or receiving the correct amount under these complex new rules.
I recently handled a troubling case for a client, a middle-aged man who revealed he was gay and decided to leave his wife for his boyfriend, a man in his mid-20s.
The husband is a responsible, caring dad, but his ex-wife, angry and hurt by his revelation, sought to exploit the situation and use his homosexuality as a weapon in a bitter custody battle. She sought to argue that he should not be able to have contact with their children.Read More
When couples decide that divorce is the right choice for them, they then begin a process of determining the best course of action. The first thing that most couples do is secure legal representation. A recent phenomenon, the divorce coach, has begun to take more prominence in divorce cases.
Sometimes men who become disabled rely on payment from the federal government for their income. Some of those men might owe child support because they weren't able to pay it using the little income they received. Now a federal policy change may cause thousands of those men to lose their income entirely.Read More
There has been a lot discussion around the country on what defenses an individual charged with failure to pay child support can raise at their criminal trial. In a decision handed down by the highest court of a state to our west, the justices have set a significant threshold for those who owe child support. While this decision solely applies to cases in that state the reasoning may prove useful for those in Massachusetts looking to explain to a judge or jury their inability to pay.Read More