Category Law Office of Philip J. Byers

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 […]

THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION

Philip J. Byers– Here are some of the benefits of mediation: You can schedule your meetings with the mediator, when it is convenient for the two of you and the Mediator. The time interval, whether it is an hour or several hours, will be exclusively for the mediator to work only with the two of […]

WHEN MEDIATION IS USUALLY NOT HELPFUL

From my experience as a litigator, I know that there are certain types of cases that usually do not settle despite attempts at mediation, among them, the most difficult being custody of children. While not impossible for parties to resolve their differences in custody cases, these cases involving the parties’ children are often “gut wrenchingly” […]

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us!

Client Review

Thank you Dan, it was a pleasure representing you. http://philipjbyers.com/ 5.0 stars Posted by Dan on May 9, 2013 I love this man. He is absolutely the best! I wish he could take care of all my legal needs. My girls were taken out of state by their mother. She said they were never coming back. […]

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 […]