Category Divorce Trials

5.0 Star Review of Client

5.0 stars Posted by Niall on May 8, 2013 A good man, person and excellent attorney I have know Atty. Philip Byers personally and professionally for many years. He handled my divorce proceedings in a most professional manner. During the preliminary proceedings, he had provided the opposing counsel with a separation agreement that was both […]

Same Sex Marriage

I will be participating in preparing briefs on behalf of the amicus committee for the AAML for the oral arguments in D.C. for this VERY exciting case. @nytimes http://t.co/yJP2GHDlvb #divorce # familylaw

Alimony Trends

I am pleased to announce that I am now the Liaison Officer for National Alimony Trends for the National Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

UPDATES REGARDING THE ALIMONY REFORM ACT

If you have read some of my earlier blogs describing the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, you are aware that Massachusetts, with the enactment of this legislation, limited the duration of alimony for short-term and mid-term marriages, and designated an age at which the payor would be released from the obligation of spousal support. The […]

Part 4: Preparing for a Divorce Trial in Massachusetts

QUESTION 4: What will it cost? Some people are resolute about what they believe they want as an outcome, rejecting alternative solutions [mediation v. litigation], and seem determined to have their day in court. Difficulties can sometimes arise, however, due to the cost of trial. The cost of litigation is something that you have to […]

Part 3: Preparing for a Divorce Trial in Massachusetts

QUESTION 3: Who prepares the trial? An attorney who represents you in a well prepared trial is like a conductor of a symphony or a director of a movie. The attorney’s role is to put the pieces of the puzzle together in a presentation through testimony and exhibits that will be comprehensible by the judge […]

Part 2: Preparing for a Divorce Trial in Massachusetts

QUESTION 2: How does one prepare for trial? The trial is a presentation of evidence through witnesses’ testimony, sometimes by testimony presented via deposition transcripts, either audio/visual or transcript, and the presentation of documents and other physical evidence as exhibits. A trial, if done properly, is a highly technical, arduous exercise, where good trial lawyers, […]