Laurie Israel

Is Mediating Prenups a Form of Marital Mediation?

by Laurie Israel, Esq. As published in Huffington Post, August 12, 2014.  My mediation... 

Laurie Israel wins great debate against Raoul Felder, Celebrity Divorce Attorney

Laurie Israel went up against celebrity divorce attorney, Raoul Felder, on September... 

The Secret Language Lawyers Speak

“Your Divorce, Idiomatically Speaking”, published on March 15, 2012,... 

Meet Karen Van Kooy

Karen Van Kooy is a member/partner of Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC having joined... 

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Town’s Policy for Student Residency Put to the Test

By Matthew Solomon, Esq. According to a Massachusetts Superior Court judge, a town... 

Eliminating “Hot Speech” in Marriage

As published in The Huffington Post, 9/10/13. by Laurie Israel We live in a very... 

What is a “Surgical” Divorce, and How to Get One

Maybe you and your spouse want to get a divorce and want to do it in the simplest... 

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New Cases

Rodman v Rodman, SJC-11726 (Jan. 30, 2015)

2008 divorce with merged alimony judgment predated the Alimony Reform Act. Ex-husband sought to terminate alimony as he had reached full retirement age as defined by M.G.L. ch. 208, section 48. Ex-husband argued that modification based on full retirement allowable in merged divorce judgment because a merged judgment is “prospective” in effect. Court... [Read more of this review]

Doktor v Doktor, SJC-11727 (Jan. 30, 2015)

Ex-husband reached retirement age after 1992 divorce with merged alimony provision in separation agreement.   He sought to eliminate alimony under G.L.G. ch. 208, section 49(f). Court held that presumptive termination of alimony at full retirement age in the Alimony Reform Act is was meant to be prospective and does not apply to cases that were concluded... [Read more of this review]

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