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January 2018 Archives

Basic steps for Massachusetts child support modification

No matter how carefully Massachusetts residents try to prepare, sometimes unexpected life events can negatively affect the best-laid plans. Changes such as sudden injury or illness or job loss may, in turn, alter a family's income, which may then affect child support. In such cases, child support modification may be possible, but there are certain steps that must be followed, whether an individual is hoping to receive larger child support payments or lower the payments he or she is required to make.

Shared child custody benefits Massachusetts children of divorce

As many are already aware, having two loving, attentive and involved parents is the ideal situation for every child. Barring extreme circumstances such as abuse, this is why an increasing number of advocates across the nation are pushing for a presumption of equally shared child custody from the beginning unless a reason is shown why this should not be the case. Unfortunately, a number of states, Massachusetts included, still have some catching up to do.

Avoid common divorce mistakes with savvy legal guidance

The end of a marriage is not something that most -- if any -- Massachusetts couples take lightly. Divorce, no matter how necessary and beneficial in the long run, inevitably brings stress and upsetting emotions. However, as many are aware, a divorce is often best for all parties involved, and with sound support and guidance, there are ways to avoid common mistakes and minimize the stress.

SJC addresses Search and Seizure Law in connection with Human Trafficking Investigation.

In Commonwealth v. Barbosa, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reversed the lower court's ruling on a Motion to Suppress holding that a room key to a hotel room being used for a human trafficking operation is immediately apparent as evidence of other criminality, when retrieved from a defendant's person in a search incident to arrest for assault and battery on a police officer during a human trafficking sting.

Do Massachusetts divorce filings really spike after the holidays?

In what may or may not come as a surprise to Massachusetts couples, the choice of when it's time to end their marriage may be strongly affected by the season. Sociologists analyzed data and determined that the number of divorce filings peaks consistently ever year after winter holidays. There are several theories as to the reasoning behind this "Divorce season."

Tips on preparing for an appointment with a divorce attorney

Those in Massachusetts who find themselves entering the new year with thoughts of ending their marriage are not alone. In fact, for one reason or another, the first working Monday of each year brings an annual spike in the number of people making appointments to seek the counsel of a divorce attorney. Before such an appointment, there are several steps an individual can take so that he or she is as prepared as possible.

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