I have been a family law attorney for more than 17 years, and I have also been a guardian ad litem
investigator who has been appointed by the Court in more than 60 cases,
How Does Divorce Affect Children?
Since the economic meltdown that began in 2008, many family law attorneys have noticed a difference in the
goals of parties in divorce cases. Prior to 2008, some people who
If you have decided to go forward in pursuing a divorce from your spouse, your head may well be spinning with
all that you have heard from your attorney, family and friends. And now you'
This is the first in a series about how to consider options for pursuing a divorce and how to work with your attorney to keep costs down.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is commonly used in family matters. It allows participants to meet together with a trained, neu
Proposed Alimony Reform in Massachusetts
What Next Year's Alimony Law May Contain
Alimony reform in Massachusetts may be just around the corner.
What Happens to Your Obligation to Pay Alimony When You Retire?
Rudolph F. Pierce vs. Carneice G. Pierce, 455 Mass 286, 916 N.E. 2d 330 (2009) is a significant f
Can You Avoid Facing a Complaint for Contempt During the Economic Crisis?
Whether you found a divorce attorney's business card in your spouse's pocket, or have just been handed a complaint for divorce by a constable, there are common mi
Leaving the Home Does Not Mean Giving Up Your Interest
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has heard arguments in a case and will decide an issue which may result in changes to future decisions regarding alimony. As written, the alimony statute
Going through a divorce is difficult at any time, but has become even more so as a result of the many problems that many face in this recession. Perhaps the most difficult to resolve is what
Recession Affects Divorce
For many, the effect of the economic downturn became apparent one year ago as people saw their monthly expenses skyrocket due to the increases in the cost to put gas in the
Can my stimulus check be taken for child support?
In an article dated September 9, 2008, Boston.com reported on the interception of economic stimulus checks in cases where a pa
What should I do if I am served with divorce papers?
If your spouse was ordered to pay you alimony, child support or for other expenses, or to allow you access to your children, and has not done so, then t
Is there anything you should do if you are considering a divorce?
If you live with your spouse in Massachusetts, you may file for divorce here. Even if you have not lived with your spouse in Massachusetts as a maread more