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Massachusetts Family Law & the ACA

Date: 
06/06/2018
Author: 
MLRI

What Massachusetts Family Law Practitioners Should Know about the ACA

  • Family law cases routinely involve decisions regarding custody, health care coverage, tax dependency exemptions, whether to file joint tax returns and what tax filing status might be most beneficial to the parties.
  • Practitioners who represent lower income clients should be aware that under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) some of these decisions may affect eligibility for MassHealth and other low cost health insurance.
  • This paper provides family law practitioners with information to help families make the most of affordable health care coverage in the context of a divorce, custody or support case.

UPDATED June 2018.

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