Category Archives: Divorce Lawyer

Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice

Proud to announce my participation as one of the co-authors of this award winning book on Collaborative Practice published by Massachusetts Continuing Education (MCLE NEW ENGLAND)  Thanks to all of the co-authors who participated and to MCLE for their help.

The International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has announced that Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE | New England) received three of only 15 awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 CLE organizations.  One of the awards went to a new book titled, Collaborative Law: Practice and Procedures, First Edition © 2014 by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston.

Child Support is Becoming More Complex

I used to tell my clients that child support was a straight forward issue.  Prior to the August 2013 Child Support Guidelines, I believed that it was.  If one parent had primary custody of the child/ren then to determine income, simply input the data into the child support calculator and whatever the number was, wouldContinue Reading

New Child Support Guidelines Effective Today

Today, August, 1, 2013, Massachusetts rolled out new Child Support Guidelines, affecting any parent who pays or receives child support.  The new Guidelines can be viewed at http://www.mass.gov/courts/childsupport/2013-child-support-guidelines.pdf.  I also find it useful to review the red lined version (http://www.mass.gov/courts/childsupport/2012-task-force-recommendations-redlined-against-2009-child-support-guidelines.pdf) so that you can clearly see the differences between the new and old guidelines. TheContinue Reading

When should I file for divorce?

New clients often ask the question, “When should I file for divorce?” This seems like a simple question, that should have a simple answer. But it does not. The reason is that every case is different. Here are some reason to file quickly and some reasons to wait. Which of them apply to you? REASONSContinue Reading

Ethical Obligations of Divorce Lawyers in Massachusetts

Clients are often looking for aggressive divorce representation and frequently ask their lawyers to do things that are not permissible under the Cannons of Ethics. If your lawyer is willing to do these things, you should get another lawyer because if that lawyer is not abiding by his/her ethical responsibilities to the court, in won’tContinue Reading

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