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Putting an end to a Massachusetts child support order -- Part I

A child support order in Massachusetts or anywhere else in the United States may remain valid for a certain period of time. Typically, the child support order ends on a certain date or when the child becomes an adult. Once the child support order comes to an end, there is no need to pay it anymore.

Alimony payments are regarded as income in Massachusetts

Alimony or spousal support is the payment that one former spouse makes to the other spouse. Alimony payment is typically paid in regular intervals. The alimony payment is deducted from the gross income of the payer. The alimony that is paid is part of that spouse's federal gross income. It is part of the gross income of Massachusetts, in this case.

Questions MA grandparents should ask before becoming guardians

In Massachusetts, just like everywhere else in the United States, a grandparent may have to assume guardianship, sometimes, after planning carefully or sometimes, unexpectedly. Whichever way it starts out, the guardianship of a minor can be quite overwhelming. Each family has its own resources, and a grandparent will probably find it helpful to ask some questions before taking over the responsibility of the child.

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