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  • Surviving a DCF Family Assessment in Massachusetts
    Surviving a DCF Family Assessment in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts DCF Attorney Nicole K. Levy reviews DCF’s “family assessment” process following a supported findings of child neglect or abuse. Once the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has ...

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  • How to Prepare for Divorce
    How to Prepare for Divorce

    Once you realize that divorce is the only option—preferably after seeking couples’ therapy and taking all necessary steps to make the marriage work—there are several important steps to take before you ...

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  • What Do Aaron Hernandez and An (Alleged) Kingston Axe-Murderer Have In Common?
    What Do Aaron Hernandez and An (Alleged) Kingston Axe-Murderer Have In Common?

    The strange connection between a 1966 double-murder, the former Patriots star’s suicide, and a questionable legal theory is a tale that spans five decades. In 1966, the town of Kingston, Massachusetts ...

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  • Seven Ways that Massachusetts Courts Determine Parental Unfitness
    Seven Ways that Massachusetts Courts Determine Parental Unfitness

    Massachusetts DCF Attorney Nicole K. Levy reviews the factors that Massachusetts judges use to identify unfit parents in Juvenile and Probate and Family Courts. Claims of parental unfitness are ...

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  • Using Premarital Cohabitation to Extend Alimony May be Easier than Previously Thought
    Using Premarital Cohabitation to Extend Alimony May be Easier than Previously Thought

    Divorce attorney Nicole K. Levy explores a recent SJC decision that favors extending alimony payments based on premarital cohabitation. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts stepped back into ...

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  • When Can You Modify a Surviving Alimony Agreement?
    When Can You Modify a Surviving Alimony Agreement?

    Attorney Carmela M. Miraglia uses a recent case to examine the rare situations in which a surviving alimony agreement can be modified in Massachusetts. The devil is in the details, and divorce is no ...

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