What Rights Do Grandparents Have When Parents Refuse Access to Their Grandchildren?

The breakdown in family relations subsequent to divorce goes beyond the relationship of the two direct parties to the divorce. Grandparents are often caught in the crossfire between the spouses. Loving relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren sometimes take the brunt of the collateral damage. What rights do grandparents have when parents refuse access to […]

When Should You Consider Hiring a Birth Injury Lawyer

When a child is born with a congenital disability or birth injury, it can be a stressful time for a family. This scenario is especially true when the injury is the result of negligence on the part of hospital staff, a midwife, or any other medical professional. When should you consider hiring a birth injury […]

What is Conservatorship and What Rights Do Conservators Have?

When a person is unable to make decisions for themselves about important decisions in their life, whether they be legal or financial, the courts may assign a guardian or protector to assist. This relationship between someone with an impairment and substitute adult is known as a “conservatorship” in Massachusetts. But what is a conservatorship and […]

How Does Adoption Work in Massachusetts?

Adoption is a wonderful process in which a child becomes a member of your family. The laws of adoption in Massachusetts are different in some ways from those in other states. So, how does adoption work in Massachusetts? Adoption in Massachusetts Under Massachusetts law, any adult, or married couple is legally allowed to adopt. Additionally, […]

Why a Pre-Marital Agreement is a Smart Decision to Protect Your Assets and Business

Pre-marital agreements divide people when they’re mentioned. These agreements, however, serve an important role and are a helpful tool to avoid long-term problems. Here’s why a pre-marital agreement is a smart decision to protect your assets and business. What is a Pre-Marital Agreement? A pre-marital agreement, more commonly known as a “prenup”, is a private […]

Everything You Need to Know About Common Law Marriage in Massachusetts

Common law marriage is when a couple is considered wed in the eyes of the government. But, how does it work and is it legal in Massachusetts? Here’s everything you need to know about common law marriage in Massachusetts. Common Law Marriage Marriage is a formal process, requiring a couple to go together to a […]

How Mediation Can Solve Many of Your Biggest Family Law Issues

What is Mediation? Human interaction is at the foundation of our existence as a society. Unfortunately, as an inevitable result of this interaction, disagreements between people will arise.  In ancient times, disputes were often resolved through fighting and battles. As modern society has evolved, we have developed more civilized ways to deal with dispute resolution. […]