Category: Local News

Surviving the End of Summer in Massachusetts

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love my son.  I love spending time with him—bike riding, arts and crafting, reading, throwing a baseball…you get the idea. But as a single mother working full time, summer stinks. For the time of year that is supposed to be low-key and schedule-free, summer causes more anxiety, more bills, [..]

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Market Basket News – The Legal Battle

Market Basket news dominated Massachusetts headlines in 2014.   It also provides a magnificent example of how NOT to resolve a business dispute. A long-lasting clash in the public’s eye is not a good thing for any business. A boardroom battle was transformed into a public spectacle with employees and vendors going on strike in support of [..]

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Medfield Summer Concerts – 2014

Medfield Summer Concerts We are big music fans at Next Phase Legal. Next Phase Legal founder, Attorney and Mediator Stephen McDonough is an experienced percussionist and performs with the Mike Tarara Band and the band Mistah Rooney. Upon opening his new family law firm in Medfield, Stephen joined MEMO, the Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization.  MEMO was founded in 1979, and consists [..]

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Massachusetts Parenting Education Program

I frequently answer questions about the mandatory parenting education classes that divorcing parents in Massachusetts or even non-married parents must complete before their divorce becomes final. Here is some information about the course and the requirements so you will have an understanding of what to expect.  Don’t forget to sign up for one of the [..]

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