Tag Archives: Essex County Divorce
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 […]
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” […]
Thank you Ms. A for your kind words. It was truly a pleasure representing you. 5.0 stars Posted by a Probate client on Dec 13, 2013 Exemplary!! I originally went to Attorney Byers for advice and representation on a probate matter. I was quite shaken up at the time and wasn’t sure there was even a […]
Post-Divorce Modifications in Massachusetts
Are you currently in litigation regarding a post-divorce modification? If so, I invite you to look at my website for information that may be helpful to you.
Contempt Cases in Massachusetts
Are you familiar with the laws regarding contempt of a court order from the Massachusetts Probate Court? I invite you to view my website for more information, or call my office for a consultation to discuss your unique situation.
Divorce Cases in Massachusetts
Are you currently going through a divorce in Massachusetts? Whether it is contested or uncontested you may want to know what your rights are. I invite you to view my website for information or call me for a consultation to discuss your unique circumstances.
Modification of Alimony in Massachusetts
Are you thinking of modifying your alimony obligation? Or, are you concerned that your former spouse will try to modify alimony that you are currently receiving? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, please take a look at my website for information, at Law Office of Philip J. Byers, or call today […]
New Massachusetts SJC Cases RE: Alimony
QUARE: WILL AN ALIMONY ORDER CONTAINED IN A DIVORCE JUDGMENT ENTERED PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT DATE IN 2012 OF THE ALIMONY REFORM ACT, IN AND OF ITSELF, BE A SUFFICIENT REASON TO TERMINATE THAT ALIMONY ORDER? For those of you who have been reading my articles describing the New Alimony Reform Act of 2011, the […]
Terminating Alimony Following a Long Term Marriage in Massachusetts
If you have read some of my earlier Word Press articles describing the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, you are aware that Massachusetts, with the enactment of this legislation, limited the duration of alimony for short-term and mid-term marriages, and designated an age at which the payor would be released from the obligation of spousal […]
HOLIDAYS AND PARENTING PLANS
Being in the Essex and Middlesex Probate Courts last 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 […]