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Dealing with a parent who refuses to pay child support

As a parent, various issues may concern you on a regular basis, such as your child's performance in school or picking him or her up from a sports game. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, our Massachusetts law firm is very familiar with the other hardships that parents may encounter in Boston and throughout the state. For example, you may be going through a tough time financially because your former marital partner simply refuses to pay their child support.

Are alimony payments reported as taxable income?

When tax season rolls around, many Americans have an array of concerns and questions. Furthermore, those who have been through a divorce may be unsure of the different ways that divorce could affect their tax return. In a recent post, this blog examined child support and tax obligations. However, in Boston, Massachusetts, and throughout the U.S., it is vital for you to understand how alimony could affect your tax return, whether you are responsible for paying alimony or receive payments.

Am I required to pay taxes on child support payments?

When couples decide that divorce is necessary, a number of questions may arise. From spousal support to the custody of children and child support, divorce can change lives in various ways. Moreover, people in Boston and throughout Massachusetts may not realize that separating from their spouse can affect them in other respects, such as having an impact on their income tax return. During tax season, it is especially important for you to understand any tax obligations you may have following a recent divorce.

Legal issues affecting custodial and non-custodial parents

If you split up with your spouse recently or are considering filing a divorce petition, you may have many uncertainties. For example, you could be wondering whether you will be required to pay child support. However, child custody is often a major issue for both parents and their kids. At the Lexington, Massachusetts law firm of Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, we know how contentious these matters can be for custodial and non-custodial parents alike, and the unique challenges each may face.

Marital debt and other property division issues

If you are anticipating a divorce, you may be working through a variety of issues with your spouse. Unfortunately, couples who have decided to separate cannot always agree on certain matters, from the custody of children to alimony and property division. While divorce courts distribute a couple's marital property, they also split up marital debt. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, our Boston, Massachusetts law firm understands how troubling the division of debts can be.

Working through a high asset divorce

For people from all backgrounds, splitting up with a marital partner can be challenging on numerous fronts. Not only does divorce often create stress and emotional pain, but it can result in financial setbacks, disagreements over child custody and other matters. If you have a high net worth, working through divorce can be especially complicated and it is important for you to understand which steps can be taken to protect yourself. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, our law firm is very familiar with the ways that people in Boston and across Massachusetts may be affected by a high asset divorce.

Officials take man into custody over unpaid child support

From losing passport privileges to stiff fines, this blog has covered many of the consequences that can come with missing child support payments for an extended period of time. However, non-custodial parents who have fallen behind may also be taken into custody in Boston, and cities around Massachusetts. For some parents, realizing the consequences of failing to pay child support is enough to ensure they stay current. However, some parents truly cannot pay their child support, such as those who lost a job or are struggling with a health crisis.

Divorce and alimony payments

Couples who are going through divorce often face a variety of stressors, from child support matters to visitation and custody disputes. That said, alimony can have a significant financial impact on both parties and it is pivotal for you to prepare for all of the financial ramifications associated with divorce. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, we are very familiar with the financial hurdles that couples may encounter after splitting up in Boston, or anywhere in Massachusetts.

Examining the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program

A recent post on this blog highlighted the potential impact unpaid child support may have on a non-custodial parent's ability to receive a passport. However, family law matters can also affect a child's ability to obtain a passport. In Boston, Massachusetts, and the rest of the U.S., parents who are involved in a custody dispute should familiarize themselves with the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) if their child is expected to leave the country for any reason.

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