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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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Introducing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Panel of Neutrals

We’re proud to introduce our civil alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice area and our experienced panel of neutrals. ADR can be extremely beneficial for all parties involved and is a sensible alternative to a court battle. ADR is much more about problem solving than the traditional litigation process.  ADR includes mediation, arbitration, collaborative law, and conciliation. We can [..]

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3 Challenges to Wills in Massachusetts

Challenging a will is meant to be a serious and in depth process, because when a person signs a will, they mean it to stand as the last instructions for the distribution of their assets. Contesting a will is done in the Probate Courts of Massachusetts, and the challenges will fall into three major categories. 1. [..]

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Are Massachusetts Divorce Records Public?

After a divorce, you may not want the whole world to know about it. So are your divorce records public? The majority of records in Massachusetts are considered public, unless they can be held under specifically stated exemptions. These exemptions are created by the legislature, and in such cases an attorney has to prove that [..]

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7 Crazy Prenup Agreements

Prenuptial agreements can be a source of contention between a couple before they tie the knot. In the event the couple splits up, who gets the house? The money? The gardener? Yes, as prenuptial agreements become more common, more and more eccentric assets and clauses are being added. Let’s take a look at seven unlikely additions that have been [..]

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What is the Difference Between Annulment and Divorce?

Sometimes a marriage ending can be the best thing for a couple, and divorce or getting an annulment may be a topic of discussion. Both options will end a marriage but there is a difference between annulment and divorce. What’s the difference and how do you decide what route to go when ending a union? We’ve [..]

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Elder and Adult Family Mediation

When it comes to families and mediation, you may first think of divorce mediation. Mediation is used to resolve a wide variety of conflict however, and one particular area continues to grow alongside our elderly population. Certainly it would be nice if family members always agreed on important issues, but that is not always the case. Family [..]

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Unmarried Parents & Establishing Paternity

Dear Jon Snow: No judgment here. There are plenty of “Snow” children in our current age. (For those of you who don’t watch “Game of Thrones”, characters born out of wedlock in the show have the surname “Snow” instead of a parent’s last name. Also, check out HBO and thank me later). Parenthood always comes [..]

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