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  • Protecting Family Trust Assets from a Beneficiary’s Divorce
    Protecting Family Trust Assets from a Beneficiary’s Divorce

    Are your Trust Assets Protected from Your Beneficiary’s Divorce? Estate planning attorney Ronald F. Driscoll explores the challenges associated with creating “divorce-proof trusts” in Massachusetts. ...

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  • Responding to DCF Findings of
    Responding to DCF Findings of "Substantiated Concern" in Child Neglect and Abuse Investigations

    Massachusetts DCF attorney Nicole K. Levy explores the increasingly common finding of “substantiated concern” in DCF investigations for child abuse and neglect. Out of all of the DCF Services we ...

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  • How Do Massachusetts Courts Treat Out-of-State Prenuptial Agreements in a Divorce?
    How Do Massachusetts Courts Treat Out-of-State Prenuptial Agreements in a Divorce?

    Attorney Jason V. Owens reviews how courts review prenuptial agreements that were entered in different state in a divorce. The law of marriage and divorce differs from state to state. In the divorce ...

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  • The DCF Fair Hearing Process: Appealing Supported Findings of Child Neglect or Abuse
    The DCF Fair Hearing Process: Appealing Supported Findings of Child Neglect or Abuse

    DCF Attorney Nicole K. Levy outlines the DCF Fair Hearing process for individuals seeking to appeal a supported finding of neglect or abuse. In Massachusetts, the Department of Children and Families ...

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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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  • 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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