The “Double-Dipping” Concept in Business Valuation for Divorce Purposes

Among the issues frequently considered in divorce cases is the value to be assigned to a spouse’s business interest for asset division purposes pursuant to M.G.L. c. 208, §34. While business valuation experts often value such interests for asset division purposes, the “double dipping” concept that necessarily flows from such valuation methodologies can sometimes create …read more

Child Support Orders in High Income Cases – Searching for Guidelines

Our Child Support Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) “are not meant to apply where the combined annual gross income of the parties exceeds $250,000.00.  In cases where income exceeds this limit, the court should consider the award of support at the $250,000.00 level as the minimum presumptive order.  Additional amounts of child support may be awarded in …read more