Blog Posts in May, 2017

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  • Can a Party Fired for Employee Misconduct Seek a Reduction in Child Support or Alimony?
    Can a Party Fired for Employee Misconduct Seek a Reduction in Child Support or Alimony?

    Nicole Levy explores a recent Appeals Court decision that makes it easier for employees who are fired or resign due to workplace misconduct to obtain a reduction in child support or alimony. When a ...

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  • Common Law Marriage is Not Legal in Massachusetts - Except When It Is
    Common Law Marriage is Not Legal in Massachusetts - Except When It Is

    Attorney Kimberley Keyes reviews how Massachusetts treats common law marriages from other states in divorce and inheritance cases. Common law marriage is not available under Massachusetts law, but ...

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  • Boston Globe Magazine Urges Passage of Alimony Reform Bill in MA House
    Boston Globe Magazine Urges Passage of Alimony Reform Bill in MA House

    The Boston Globe Magazine is advocating for the passage of an alimony reform bill now pending in the Massachusetts House. The Boston Globe Magazine has a new article up pressing for the passage of the ...

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  • Switching 209A Order to Harassment Protection Order Violates Due Process
    Switching 209A Order to Harassment Protection Order Violates Due Process

    Attorney Kimberley Keyes reviews a recent Appeals Court decision that a judge may not change a 209A restraining order to a 258E harassment prevention order without notice to the defendant. A recent ...

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  • Distracted Driving, Seat Belts, and the Rise in Road Fatalities
    Distracted Driving, Seat Belts, and the Rise in Road Fatalities

    Personal injury attorney Lisa A. Galas digs into recent studies to examine what’s behind a recent surge in motor vehicle fatalities. In our recent blog post, we discussed recent studies that showed ...

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  • Public Hearing on Proposed Alimony Reform Law Scheduled for May 15, 2017
    Public Hearing on Proposed Alimony Reform Law Scheduled for May 15, 2017

    Massachusetts divorce lawyer Jason V. Owens checks in with an update on a public hearing on the Alimony Re-Reform Act scheduled for May 15, 2017 in Boston. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – A public hearing has ...

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