Category Family Law

Client Review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review  Ms. M.   It was very rewarding for me to help you through that difficult time. Philip J. Byers 5 stars Posted by a Divorce client on Dec 2, 2013 Excellent I cannot say enough good things about attorney Byers. He helped me and my family through a […]

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

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.

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 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, […]

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, […]

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!

Paternity Cases in Massachusetts

There has been a proliferation of paternity cases in the probate court. These cases arise when the parties are not married but have a child together. When I first started practicing law in the 1970’s, paternity meant blood tests and criminal non-support complaints issued by the district court. In today’s world where paternity filings exceed […]