Tag Archives: Family Law Attorney

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 […]

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Why I Became a Massachusetts Mediator

I have been practicing law since June 10, 1975, and for many of my years, I have been a trial lawyer in the District Courts, Superior Courts, Land Court, Federal District Court, Massachusetts Court of Appeals, Supreme Judicial Court and, most of all, the Probate and Family Court. I continue to practice law as a […]

What Types of Cases Can Successfully be Mediated?

Most cases can be successfully mediated.  These are the situations in which both parties want a resolution, and their respective egos allow them to negotiate in good faith leading to a fair resolution under the circumstances.  A trained mediator can provide to the parties while in session with him/her suggestions about how to solve their […]

Client Review

***** (5)stars Posted by George on May 9, 2013 Great result! Atty Byers did excellent work on 2 Modifications of Alimony, which I was paying $670.00 per week and I presently am not paying anything. I am a retired Atty.and this burden has been lifted. Phil was very efficient and always responsive to all calls etc. […]

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us!

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 […]

Client Review

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 […]

Same Sex Marriage

I will be participating in preparing briefs on behalf of the amicus committee for the AAML for the oral arguments in D.C. for this VERY exciting case. @nytimes http://t.co/yJP2GHDlvb #divorce # familylaw

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

UPDATES REGARDING THE ALIMONY REFORM ACT

If you have read some of my earlier blogs 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 support. The […]