Family Law Blog

 

  • What Should You Do When You are Owed Support, but the Payor has Vanished? (11/3/2017) - What to do if you are owed child support or alimony but cannot locate the payor parent or spouse? It happens far too often that one parent or spouse may be owed child support or alimony from a parent or former spouse, but the person with the obligation to pay has vanished and purposefully cannot […]
  • Limited Assistance Representation (10/23/2017) - What is Limited Assistance Representation or LAR and how do you know if it's right for you?
  • NEW CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES! (8/18/2017) - If you are paying or receiving child support, the new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines will most likely change the amount you are paying or receiving!
  • How Do You Know When to Contact an Attorney about Divorce? (8/3/2017) - How Do You Know When to Contact an Attorney about Divorce? There is no question that picking up the phone to call a family law attorney is one of the hardest things for a person in a difficult marriage to do. Many reasons, including the stress that one feels in such a painful situation, contribute […]
  • Attorney Client Privilege: What’s Protected? (6/14/2016) - Attorney Client Privilege can be invoked by the client to protect conversations between the client and their attorney. It is important to protect conversations that pertain to strategy and planning regarding your litigation or pending matter, it also helps create the strong degree of trust necessary for an effective attorney-client relationship.
  • 3 Ways Your Divorce Could Affect Your Estate Plan (5/14/2016) - It is very common for a couple to make an estate plan shortly after they get married or have children. Following a divorce, it is a wise idea to redraw your estate plan immediately. This is not something to be put off until a later date and not something to be taken lightly.
  • Completing your first Financial Statement (4/10/2016) - Your first FS will usually be the most difficult. The FS requires you to list ALL of your assets, ALL sources of income, ALL expenses, and ALL liabilities.
  • Supplemental Rule 401 Financial Statements (3/27/2016) - Throughout your litigation, the court will require you to complete and file a Financial Statement. The Financial Statement must be completed in accordance with Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Supplemental Rule 401. Financial Statements provide the court with an idea of your financial situation
  • 10 Tips for Preparing for your First Court Hearing   (3/14/2016) - We know that your first hearing can be intimidating, but follow these easy tips and Trust Your Lawyer. If you’ve hired an attorney to represent you, they should advocate for your best interests.