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Massachusetts Courts to Remain Closed Until July 1st with Filing Deadlines also Extended Until July 1st

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court supplemented its prior COVID-19 orders today, entering an order requiring all courts to remain closed until July 1, 2020 except for emergency hearings that cannot be held by telephone or videoconference. All trials in civil cases scheduled to commence at any time from March 14, 2020 through June 30,2020, are […]

Lawyers Have Heart 5K

This year, the team from Schmidt & Federico took part in the “Lawyers Have Heart 5K” road race in the Boston Seaport. This is an annual event, where local law firms, legal service providers and other professional companies and firms in Greater Boston come together to race and raise money to fight the No. 1 […]

Schmidt & Federico attorneys named Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Recently, six attorneys at Schmidt & Federico were included in the 2018 edition of the Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine and website (  These attorneys will be featured in the New England Super Lawyers Magazine, which will appear as a supplement in the November 2018 issue of Boston Magazine. The selections for the list are made […]

Impact of the 2018 Tax Law on Divorces

Recently, Congress passed tax reform (known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”) which, in part, eliminated the alimony deduction for divorces entered after December 31, 2018.  Alimony payments have historically been considered income to the recipient/payee and have been deductible by the payor if certain requirements are met (i.e., the payment must be in […]

Senate Bill Retains Alimony Tax Deduction

In a previous post, we noted how the House recently passed a version of a tax reform bill which, if enacted into law, would eliminate the tax deduction for alimony payments in divorces and separation agreements executed after December 31, 2017. On November 9, 2017, however, the Senate responded by filing its own version of […]