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

    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 frequently made in ...

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  • How Does Legal Marijuana Impact Child Custody Cases?
    How Does Legal Marijuana Impact Child Custody Cases?

    Attorney Nicole K. Levy explores how legalized recreational marijuana may impact child custody and parental rights in Massachusetts. Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts, ...

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  • Divorce, Custody Disputes and the Terrible Epidemic of Murder-Suicide
    Divorce, Custody Disputes and the Terrible Epidemic of Murder-Suicide

    Massachusetts family law attorney Nicole K. Levy examines the intersection of divorce, family disputes and murder-suicide in Massachusetts. Out of all of the consequences of a divorce or family ...

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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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