Modifying of a Divorce Agreement in a Family Court in MA

Contrary to what many people believe, divorce agreements are not always a one-and-done type of deal. Sometimes, a change in circumstances can result in a change in your custody order, child support, or Massachusetts Divorce Agreement as well. A lot of unmarried...

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Rights of Grandparents

One of the most misunderstood areas of Massachusetts family law concerns the rights of grandparents. Many people are surprised to learn that grandparents do not have the inherent legal right to visit their grandchildren. In very limited circumstances, state law...

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Facts About Financial Statements

I. What is a financial statement? A financial Statement is the Probate and Family Court form on which each party sets out his or her financial situation. When you fill out the form, you must list all of your income, expenses, debts and assets. You are required to file...

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What About Pet Custody?

The Probate and Family Court has undergone novel changes in recent years by recognizing the validity of trusts established for the care and maintenance of an owner’s pet. Those changes were so that our laws can be better in tune with the reality of modern families....

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Divorce vs Annulment

I. Introduction. When a client seeks to end a marriage, they would often seek to file for a divorce without knowing that an annulment is also an option. The more proactive client may be informed of the options available, but is confused or unclear of the differences...

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