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  • Domestic Restraining Orders: Traps for Unwary Parents
    Domestic Restraining Orders: Traps for Unwary Parents

    Massachusetts lawyer James M. Lynch reviews how Abuse Prevention Orders can affect unwary parents. The standard domestic Abuse Prevention Order issued by the Trial Courts in Massachusetts under G.L.c. ...

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  • Do Rapists Have Parental Rights in Massachusetts?
    Do Rapists Have Parental Rights in Massachusetts?

    Massachusetts family law lawyer Jason V. Owens reacts to a new CNN investigation of parental rights for convicted rapists in the United States. Over the last week, CNN has launched a major ...

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  • Massachusetts Breathalyzer Test under Fire in Court Case
    Massachusetts Breathalyzer Test under Fire in Court Case

    Massachusetts DUI Defense attorney James M. Lynch reviews a recent decision impacting attacking the use of breathalyzer tests in DUI arrests. On May 5, 2016, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ...

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  • Did Massachusetts Pass a Law Granting Parental Rights to Rapists?
    Did Massachusetts Pass a Law Granting Parental Rights to Rapists?

    Massachusetts family law lawyer Jason V. Owens reviews a 2014 Massachusetts law that provides convicted rapists with the right to seek visitation in Probate and Family Courts. On Twitter , a story ...

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  • A Massachusetts Problem: Parental Discipline vs. Child Abuse
    A Massachusetts Problem: Parental Discipline vs. Child Abuse

    Massachusetts family law lawyer Jason V. Owens reviews the growing confusion between “child abuse” and “parental discipline” in Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, the lines between child abuse, ...

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  • How Can I Determine the Statute of Limitations for a Crime in Massachusetts?
    How Can I Determine the Statute of Limitations for a Crime in Massachusetts?

    Massachusetts lawyer James M. Lynch reviews the statutes of limitations for crimes in Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for any crimes not mentioned in M.G.L.c. 277, Sec. 63 ...

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