Tag Archives: Current Events

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! Advertisements

ALIMONY-THE ATTACK ON NON WORKING SPOUSES

During the course of a divorce or a modification dealing with support issues, be they alimony and/or child support, you may encounter terminology entitled “attribution of income”. This is not arcane language. This is often a very important issue in determining the amount of support. Essentially, attribution of income means that a non-working spouse either […]

FOR THOSE FORGOTTEN SPOUSES: DISCUSSION OF THE NEW ALIMONY STATUTE CONTINUED

This article is designed to discuss briefly what rights those individuals who have been receiving alimony in light of the change in the law. Those former husbands or wives who are currently paying alimony know or should know that beginning on March 1, 2013, a complaint for modification to terminate alimony can be filed with […]

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 […]

PET LABRADOR GRANTED RESTRAINING ORDER

Reported in the Patriot Ledger a six-year-old Labrador mix was successful in getting protection pursuant to the newly enacted amendment to protective orders, heretofore the protection of individuals under Mass. General Laws, Chapter 209A.  The amendment to the law is intended to protect household pets from abuse.   Therefore, a party who is seeking a restraining order […]

LUCY, DON’T MESS WITH SNOOPY

On August 2, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick signed Chapter 193 of the Acts and Resolves of 2012, An Act Further Regulating Animal Control.  Provisions of this law became effective on October 31, 2012.  The new section to the non-abuse statute, Chapter 209A is section 11(a ) which now allows a court to order “possession, care, and control […]