Tag Archives: MA Family Law Attorney

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 […]

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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 […]

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

It’s that time of year again when I am seeing a lot of prenuptial agreement requests. I call this “happy law” and it is becoming more and more popular with couples who are planning to marry. Such an agreement should clearly define the assets of each party at the time of the signing of the […]

Mediation is Not Just for Divorce

My mediation practice ranges from Divorce, Post-Divorce Modifications, Parenting Plans, Child Custody, Cohabitation & Non-Marital Parenting, Mediation for Same Sex Couples, Contempts, to other non Family Law matters such as Contested Probate Estate Matters. I have over 30 years of experience in Family Law and bring to the table a wealth of knowledge at a […]

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 […]

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.

Grandparent Visitation Rights in Massachusetts

Are you familiar with grandparent visitation rights in Massachusetts?  I invite you to look at my website for more information.

SCOTUS and Same Sex Marriage

To all of you, I wish a happy, healthy, prosperous new year.  There are several matters that are particularly exciting in which I am involved. Although I have been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, especially the Massachusetts Chapter, since June 10, 1990, and had held office as well as participated on […]

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 […]