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  • Orders for the Release of Confidential Drug Treatment Records in Child Custody/Welfare Cases
    Orders for the Release of Confidential Drug Treatment Records in Child Custody/Welfare Cases

    Massachusetts attorney Kimberley Keyes reviews how and when Massachusetts courts will release federally-protected drug treatment records in child welfare cases. The Massachusetts Appeals Court ...

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  • Appeals Court: Divorced Mom's Work Commute is Grounds for Changing Child's School Despite Shared Custody
    Appeals Court: Divorced Mom's Work Commute is Grounds for Changing Child's School Despite Shared Custody

    Divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews an Appeals Court case in which a parent’s commute in traffic-clogged Massachusetts triggered a child custody dispute. Decisions about custody affect more than ...

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  • The Widening Gap Between Science and Massachusetts Paternity Law
    The Widening Gap Between Science and Massachusetts Paternity Law

    Cape Cod divorce lawyer Carmela Miraglia examines the increasing chasm between the law and science of paternity in Massachusetts. When science and law converge there is often a conflict. The legal ...

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  • Grandparent Visitation More Challenging Than Ever in Massachusetts
    Grandparent Visitation More Challenging Than Ever in Massachusetts

    Hingham Divorce Lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews a recent Appeals Court decision that reveals the challenges faced by grandparents seeking visitation in Massachusetts. A recent grandparent visitation ...

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  • SJC Signals Changes Coming to 'Real Advantage' Test in Child Removal Cases
    SJC Signals Changes Coming to 'Real Advantage' Test in Child Removal Cases

    Divorce attorney Carmela M. Miraglia reviews a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) that clarifies the legal standard in child relocation cases, but signals changes on the horizon. In a recent ...

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  • The Slow Process of Changing a Temporary Order for Child Custody in Probate Court
    The Slow Process of Changing a Temporary Order for Child Custody in Probate Court

    Jason V. Owens reviews the difficult process of changing a temporary custody order in Massachusetts probate and family courts. A recent unpublished opinion of the Massachusetts Appeals Court ...

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