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Employees And Social Media – Tweets, Texts, & IMs

Are Your Employees’ Chats, Texts, and Tweets Risky Business? As a business lawyer, I counsel small business owners about a variety of issues.  Changes in technology frequently result in business owners to consider new policies to protect their business. Unless your business has a written policy governing how and when employees use instant electronic communications, unintended [..]

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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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10 Tips For Talking To Your Child About Divorce

Talking to your children about divorce is a difficult but necessary conversation. As a Walpole divorce attorney, I have seen some parents handle this issue gracefully, while others have not. This is not a chat parents want to have with our kids, but putting it off too long isn’t a great idea either. This conversation deserves advanced planning. [..]

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Bit By a Dog In Massachusetts?

Every year, dogs bite more than 4.5 million people, with approximately 885,000 requiring medical attention.  These dog bite injury statistics provided by the US Center of  Disease Control (CDC) show that over 27,000 people required reconstructive surgery as a result of their dog bite injuries, and that just about half of the victims every year are children.  [..]

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Divorce Mediator – Medfield, MA

Divorce Mediators – Are They All the Same? If you are searching for a divorce mediator in the Medfield and Walpole, Massachusetts area, you may start to think divorce mediation is similar wherever you go. You may not realize how wrong that assumption is until you are already well into your mediation, and perhaps things have [..]

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Types Of Divorce

Incorporation, Merger & Survival If these terms are not what first comes into mind when you think of the types of divorce available, then congratulations – you’re completely normal. Although somewhat on the technical side, it is important that you have a basic understanding of how these terms they relate to your post-divorce life. The words Incorporation, [..]

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Should I Get Divorced?

A few years ago, a woman called my office after being referred from a mutual acquaintance.  I believe she was in her thirties and married well under a year. It was her first marriage; but her husband was married previously and was older than her.  Despite their short time together, she already caught him cheating [..]

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Divorce And Social Security Benefits

If I only had a dollar for every time I heard the statement, “I want social security benefits through my spouse because I didn’t work!”   Although I usually cover this earlier in the case, people forget because it is a stressful time and there is so much going on. So, here is a little social security and [..]

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Retirement Plans and Divorce

Saving for retirement can be a challenge under the best of circumstances, and your divorce can definitely upset your retirement savings plan. If you have not paid much attention to the family financial situation over the years you may be even more worried when facing a Massachusetts divorce. Whenever thinking about dividing assets due to [..]

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