Category Joint Custody
New Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines
September 15, 2017 is the effective date of the new 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. These new Guidelines may be important for you to review due to the new calculations that will determine child support obligation. This is particularly important for those of you who have a child or children in college due to the […]
Custody Cases in Massachusetts
Exceptional! Attorney Byers handled my divorce and custody battle, which was complicated and long. It was a removal case to a country that was not a signatory of the Hague convention. Attorney Byers exceeded all of my expectations, by being available on weekends, evenings, and even holidays. Always checking on me to make sure I […]
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 […]
Parenting Time and the Holidays
I was in Essex Probate and Family Court this week and seeing the lines going out the door reminded me that sharing time with your children during the holidays is easier said than done. The probation departments are overflowing with distressed moms and dads, either armed with lawyers or not, waiting to meet with the […]
LANDMARK SJC DECISION INVOLVING THE RIGHTS OF A NON BIOLOGICAL PARTY TO DECLARE HERSELF THE PRESUMPTIVE PARENT OF A CHILD
A historical and remarkable decision has been issued today by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, entitled Karen Partanen v. Julie Gallagher, posted October 4, 2016, authored by Justice Lenk which addresses the legally enforceable rights of a non biological person in a same sex relationship in the midst of litigating the respective rights to the […]
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Child Support in Massachusetts
Are you familiar with child support laws in Massachusetts? I invite you to look at my website for information or call me to schedule a consultation to review the specifics of your unique situation.
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, […]