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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Alimony Reform Law signed Posted on Sep 27

New Mass. Alimony Reform Law (H3617) signed by Governor Patrick yesterday sets limits on alimony and eliminates lifetime alimony. Limits include: (1) If the duration of marriage is 5 years or less, general term alimony shall be no greater than one-half the number of months of the   …Continue Reading Alimony Reform Law signed

New report released on hiring and promotion of Trial Court administrative employees Posted on Sep 9

The Supreme Judicial Court Task Force for Hiring in the Judicial Branch, headed by former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, issued a report on the hiring and promotion practices in the judicial branch. Recommendations were made to expand the human resources responsibility in the Trial Court,   …Continue Reading New report released on hiring and promotion of Trial Court administrative employees