SJC: Free Lawyers for Parents in Guardianship Cases

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 -Any family law attorney will tell you that the real unsung heroes of the court system are  grandparents, aunts and uncles who act as legal guardians for children whose parents are too disinterested, abusive, or addicted to provide their kids with a healthy home.  These caring family members are not “foster parents”.  They are legal guardians who […]

Massachusetts SJC: Lifetime Alimony Survives

In three sweeping decisions announced today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that provisions of the Alimony Reform Act providing for the termination of lifetime alimony when a paying party reaches federal retirement age only apply to parties who were divorced after March 1, 2012.  The three decisions, Chin v. Merriot, Rodman v. Rodman, and Doktor v. Doktor (helpfully posted […]

Stevenson & Lynch in the News

Google Scholar Makes Case Law Available to the Masses

Pricey content providers Westlaw and Lexis-Nexus (and to a lesser degree Loislaw and Fastcase) have held a stranglehold over internet-based legal research since the infancy of the web.  So you can imagine my surprise this morning when my google search returned a case cite under a brand new service called “Google Scholar”.

With a few clicks, I discovered that Google Scholar […]

Articles published by Jason V. Owens in the Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy Now Available Online

Stevenson & Lynch, P.C. is pleased to have received permission from Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy to make two articles published by Attorney Jason V. Owens in 2007 and 2011 editions of the Journal available for public review online:

1. Determining Self-Employment Income for Child Support Purposes: The Massachusetts View Compared with the National View, 16 Suffolk J. Trial […]

Jared Remy Case: What Guardianship May Mean for Remy’s Daughter and the Martell and Remy Families

March 26, 2014 – Stevenson & Lynch attorneys James M. Lynch and Jason V. Owens recently provided commentary and analysis to the Boston Herald’s Laurel Sweet about the guardianship agreement reportedly reached by the grandparents of Arianna Nicole Remy at the Middlesex Probate and Family Court on March 25, 2014. Arianna Remy is the daughter of accused murderer Jared Remy, […]