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Meet our Intern - Kristyn Stoia

We have a new member of the Skylark Team: Kristyn Stoia is currently a Freshman at Boston College majoring in English and is also pursuing the Pre-Law track. Outside of academics, she can usually be found at the barn riding for the Equestrian Team, or in the stands during athletic games playing for the BC Band. Kristyn has a keen interest in Law and is looking forward to her first experience in the legal profession. During her time at Skylark, Kristyn will be working on making the website more accessible for clients and visitors alike. Modifications will be made to make the website better accessible for those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, and any other impairments that can limit access to our resources. The user experience for every individual who visits our website is a major aspect of our ethos, so making the appropriate adjustments to our website is an endeavor that we’re looking forward to accomplishing. The inspiration to undertake this project initially

Future Changes to Alimony are Limited by Marital Lifestyle: How the Young v. Young Decision Limits Litigated Alimony Cases

post by Jennifer Hawthorne In most families, when spouses decide that getting a divorce may be the best road forward for their family, one of the first questions that almost universally causes concern is what lifestyle will my family live after the divorce. Will there be enough money to support two households and keep us comfortable and even relatively close to the lifestyle we live now? In Massachusetts, the two basic statutory means for one spouse to provide support for the other’s household after a divorce are child support and alimony. There is a third option that essentially combines the two into unallocated support, which you can read more about by clicking here . Child Support changes with new circumstances: If there are children involved, discussions with professionals will usually start with child support which is based on guidelines that dictate a specific formula be applied resulting in a presumptive amount of support. During such a discussion, you will learn that