Blog Posts in March, 2017

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  • Extending Emergency 209A Domestic Restraining Orders
    Extending Emergency 209A Domestic Restraining Orders

    Attorney James M. Lynch reviews extension hearings for 209A restraining orders that are issued on emergency basis. In last week’s blog , we discussed how restraining orders are issued in the first ...

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  • Battle Lines Drawn on Alimony Reform in MA State Senate
    Battle Lines Drawn on Alimony Reform in MA State Senate

    Massachusetts divorce lawyer Jason V. Owens reviews the current debate over alimony reform in the Massachusetts state senate and the SJC. When we last checked on the progress of H 871 (“An Act ...

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  • Stolen U-Haul Crash in Revere Shows Limits of Accident Liability
    Stolen U-Haul Crash in Revere Shows Limits of Accident Liability

    Massachusetts personal injury lawyer James M. Lynch reviews who is likely to pay after a stolen U-Haul van crashes in Revere, MA. A police chase ended in a serious car accident when the fleeing ...

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  • Understanding the 209A Restraining Order Process
    Understanding the 209A Restraining Order Process

    Attorney James M. Lynch reviews the issuance process for 209A abuse protection order in Massachusetts District Courts and Probate and Family Courts. In 1978, the Massachusetts Legislature first ...

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  • When Increased Parenting Time Causes Lower Child Support
    When Increased Parenting Time Causes Lower Child Support

    Massachusetts attorney Jason V. Owens reviews when increased parenting time can result in a reduction in child support for non-custodial parents. One of the trickiest issues in child custody cases is ...

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  • Appeals Court: Child Support Ending can Trigger Alimony Increase
    Appeals Court: Child Support Ending can Trigger Alimony Increase

    Divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews a recent Appeals Court decision suggesting that the end of child support can be grounds for an increase in alimony. In his recently updated 2015 blog, Attorney ...

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