Category Family Law Attorney

New Year

Happy, healthy New Year to all of you from all of us.

Alimony Trends in Massachusetts

I had my first conference this week with the Amicus Curiae Committee for the National American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. I am very excited to report that I am now the Liaison Officer for National Alimony Trends. I am looking forward to this important challenge.

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 […]

Happy Chanukah

Happy Chanukah from all of us to all of you.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

#TriggerWarning Scroll to bottom for Community Resources The month of October (http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php) was set aside to reflect upon domestic abuse and to work towards its eradication. In every community, large and small, there appears in its local newspapers the report of incidents involving assaults between would be lovers, maiming and murders among families. Some may […]

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

I am proud to announce that I have been selected to be a member of the Amicus Curiae committee for the National American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

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, […]

Massachusetts Divorce Trials

SERIES: YOUR DIVORCE WILL NOT SETTLE, SO THE JUDGE ASSIGNS YOU TO TRIAL There are certain cases that I get every year in which the parties are so intransient and emotionally dug in, that the divorce will not settle. These are the cases that usually involve one of the following: sole physical and/or sole legal […]