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Child Support- Massachusetts

Child support is an issue that has received a great deal of attention and revamping in the last two decades. Whether you are the person who pays or will receive payment, you will want to understand this important issue. The federal government, in order to bring the states into line on the child support issue, […]

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New Website- Philip J. Byers

We are very proud of our new website http://www.philipjbyers.com and hope you will view it and let us know what you think. We especially want to thank Dr. Aaron Pollock, draaronpollock@gmail.com, who designed and implemented it for us. He did an AMAZING job and was a pleasure to work with!

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at The Law Office of Philip J. Byers.

LinkedIn

Hurray! I have one of the top 5% most viewed @LinkedIn profiles for 2012. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/profile/44/4a5/717

Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade- 40 Years

FROM US TO YOU

Irrespective of your religion and ethnic affiliation, the holidays have a special impact on our lives. If you are a true believer, agnostic or atheist, you must recognize that people of all countries acknowledge, now for many centuries, something that is more powerful and bigger than all of us.  I see the celebration of the […]

CHRISTMAS AND PARENTING PLANS

Sharing time with your children during the holidays is easier said than done.  If you were to visit the family services department (now referred to as the probation department) of any probate court in Massachusetts during this wondrous holiday season, you would see distressed moms and dads, either armed with lawyers or not, waiting to […]

LUCY, DON’T MESS WITH SNOOPY

On August 2, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick signed Chapter 193 of the Acts and Resolves of 2012, An Act Further Regulating Animal Control.  Provisions of this law became effective on October 31, 2012.  The new section to the non-abuse statute, Chapter 209A is section 11(a ) which now allows a court to order “possession, care, and control […]

What is Alimony?

For the 38 years that I have practiced divorce law, the word alimony has been the anathema to those divorcing individuals and an obligation, in their view, to be avoided.   With the enactment of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, your basic understanding of what alimony is should be a prerequisite to your understanding the […]

Virgina is for Lovers?

A lead story in the Sunday New York Times  dated July 29, 2012 concerned a same-sex married couple in Vermont who had one child born from one of the parties during the marriage by artificial insemination who had subsequently decided to divorce.  Vermont does recognize same-sex marriage, and as a result, divorces in that instance are […]