Is Your Spouses New Year’s Resolution To File For Divorce?

Divorce on New Year’s The traditional New Year’s Auld Lang Syne song may just sum it up. “Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon; The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone.” Are you ringing in the New Year’s without your spouse this year? Many people think of the New Year […]

Not Home for the Holidays? How Divorced Parents Plan For Holiday Visitation

Are You a Parent Out of State Trying to Plan for the Holidays? Living in another state without your child can make parenting more of a challenge, simply from a logistics point of view. Dealing with parenting plans during the holiday season can be particularly difficult when one parent lives out of state. The sooner […]

Child Custody and Visitation Rights During The Holiday Season

Who Gets Custody Around The Holidays? The holiday season can be stressful and hectic for anyone. Whenever co-parents need to deal with child visitation issues during the holidays, the stress can be heightened if they don’t prepare or agree ahead of time. Parenting plans generally outline how visits and holidays will be split between co-parents. […]

Divorce During The Holidays | Divorce Rate in Massachusetts

Surviving Divorce Through The Holidays Divorce can be a difficult time for anyone, regardless of the time of year or the circumstances. While the divorce rate has declined across the country in the last two years; it consistently remains higher for couples who are on their second or third marriages. For those on their second […]

Bullying in Today’s Society & Schools | Laws in Massachusetts | Cyber Bullying

Bullying in Today’s Society All you have to do is turn on the news to see how prevalent bullying is in today’s society. Massachusetts enacted strict anti-bullying legislation in 2010, setting a precedent for how other states handle bullying in schools. However, despite the strict legislation, bullying does still occur and it has very serious […]

Gun Laws & Storage in Massachusetts | Gun Crimes & Penalties

Gun Laws in Massachusetts Massachusetts has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Acquiring a license and permit for handguns, rifles, or shotguns can be a complicated process. However, if someone tries to circumvent the proper channels, the consequences can be severe. Ownership of rifles or shotguns that hold ten rounds of ammunition […]

Massachusetts Social Security and Disability Laws

Social Security and Disability Laws in Massachusetts Any social security and disability benefits in Massachusetts are based on how much someone has paid into the system during the time they were wage earners. The more you have worked and contributed, the more benefits you may receive when you need them. While most people start out […]

Massachusetts Local Zoning Laws FAQ’s

Zoning Laws in Massachusetts Zoning laws in Massachusetts can vary greatly from community to community. These local and regional laws are specifically designed so the community members can maintain a certain level of control over how structures and land are used in their community. Aside from specific Massachusetts city and town Zoning laws, communities may […]

Massachusetts Probate & Estate Planning Laws

Probate Laws in Massachusetts Probate law in Massachusetts refers to the legal process that takes place after someone has passed away. This legal process takes place whether or not a legal will is in place. The process is essentially the necessary legal filings that must occur in order to give the family of the deceased […]

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Rate and Statistics 3rd Quarter 2013

Bankruptcy Rate and Statistics 3rd Quarter in Massachusetts There are a great number of positive economic factors and indicators that point to a steady recovery from the onset of the recession, especially the economy in Massachusetts. However, despite the slight climb towards improvements and pre-recession levels of unemployment and Bankruptcy filings, any Bankruptcy filing by […]

Residential Real Estate Laws in Massachusetts – Buying and Selling

Residential Real Estate Lawyer in MA Residential real estate entails the buying or selling of a home. It may very well be the largest financial and personal decision that people ever make. For most everyone, their home is perhaps their most valuable asset. Whether it is the first time home buyer or someone looking to […]

Massachusetts Commercial Real Estate Laws – FAQ’s

Commercial Real Estate Laws in Massachusetts Commercial real estate can encompass any number of transactions, complete with their own unique set of circumstances, complications and legal processes that all require expert navigation. Overall, a commercial real estate transaction involves the sale, acquisition or management of a commercial property. This can entail retail space and development, […]

What is the Mortgage Modification Process in MA

Mortgage Modification Laws in Massachusetts It can be a difficult and confusing time when you want to avoid foreclosure and stay in your home; yet you are struggling and feeling certain that meeting your mortgage obligation will continue to be a hardship. Some people may feel hopeless, overwhelmed and desperate for help. For those in […]

Immigration Laws Attorneys in Massachusetts

Immigration Laws in Massachusetts Immigration law can encompass a vast number of areas and issues in the legal system of the United States. Each situation may be unique and require individual attention and counsel. It is imperative that you secure a knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer to represent you. From basic advice and answers, to […]

Guardianship & Conservatorship Laws in Massachusetts

Guardianship and Conservatorship FAQ’s – Massachusetts Guardianship and conservatorship issues can affect virtually anyone in Massachusetts. While some may only think these situations pertain to the elderly, anyone of any age can find themselves in the middle of a guardianship or conservatorship case. The situations that can crop up may involve aging parents, children who […]

Family Law and Divorce FAQ’s – Woburn MA

yeFamily Law and Divorce  When seeking a divorce in Massachusetts, it is imperative that potential clients understand the laws that affect individual proceedings. It can be very difficult for some to think about legal matters, their future or even their own rights when they are in the midst of a divorce or any other family […]

How To File a Personal Injury Claim In Massachusetts

Personal Injury Claims In Massachusetts There is no way to know ahead of time if you may find yourself embroiled in a personal injury case or even a situation where it may be an option. No one wants to ever be in the position where they have to deal with insurance companies, prove liability, prove […]

Employment & Wrongful Termination Laws in Massachusetts

Wrongful Termination Lawyer in  MA Employment discrimination is a serious issue and deserves serious attention from employers, employees and from the legal community. For far too long, employees in all lines of work had no means of recourse if they were fired, demoted, passed over for promotion, harassed or made to feel uncomfortable in the […]

OUI Penalties and Criminal Punishment Laws in Massachusetts

Criminal Defense and OUI Laws in Massachusetts Whenever someone is arrested for OUI in Massachusetts, they may wrongfully assume there simply isn’t much they can do aside from show up for a hearing and take whatever punishment or penalties the criminal court system hands down. However, when you invest in skilled, experienced and compassionate representation, […]

How To Get Out Of Credit Card Debt – Debt Negotiation Lawyer in MA

Creditor Negotiation Law Firm in Massachusetts If the state of the economy has meant you have resorted to taking on too much credit card debt, loans you are not able to pay back on time, or your small business loans have fallen behind due to the recession, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are […]

Consumer Rights and Protection Laws in Massachusetts

Consumer Rights and Protection It is natural for all of us to assume we can trust whoever we do business with. In fact, it wasn’t all too long ago when a simple handshake was all it took to seal a deal, ensure a job was done right and guarantee customer satisfaction. However, those times are […]

What is Civil Litigation? The Litigation Process and Laws in Massachusetts

  Civil Litigation Simplified There are situations where people may have been overtly wronged or hurt; yet there is no criminal recourse or action to be taken against that individual or business. Just because a situation is not a criminal matter doesn’t mean you don’t have any means of redemption or a way to secure […]

How The New Same Sex Marriage Laws Affect Massachusetts

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United Status struck down The Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, also known as “DOMA”. Chiefly, DOMA barred same-sex couples whose marriages are recognized in their home state from receiving Federal Benefits. These federal benefits would otherwise be available to heterosexual couples. This recent decision […]

Same Sex Divorce Laws in Massachusetts

      Same Sex Couples Face Special Challenges When Divorcing in Massachusetts While it may seem more and more states are legalizing same sex marriage each year; the actual process and legalities associated with same sex marriage are still in their infancy. As the legal issues surrounding same sex marriage have been brought to […]

What is The Latest Bankruptcy Rate and Statistics in Massachusetts 2013?

  Bankruptcy Rate Decline In Massachusetts For 2nd Quarter 2013 As a testament to the continued improvement of the U.S. economy, the bankruptcy rate in Massachusetts for the 2nd quarter of 2013 declined once again. This trend of fewer individuals and businesses declaring bankruptcy has been encouraging across the board. In Massachusetts in 2012, there […]