Massachusetts family law lawyer Jason V. Owens reviews new federal data indicating that Massachusetts has the highest rate of child abuse and child neglect in the United States by a substantial margin.
On January 25, 2016, the federal Office of Health and Human Services released a new report entitled “Child Maltreatment 2014” documenting that Massachusetts has the highest child abuse and child neglect […]
Massachusetts family law lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews establishing paternity for children of unmarried parents in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts law strives to treat the children of unmarried parents identically with children of married parents. Nevertheless, several important differences exist between divorce and cases involving unmarried parents. First among these differences is the need to formally establish paternity (i.e. […]
Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews Massachusetts appellate decisions from 2015 and 2016 affecting the removal / relocation of children from the Commonwealth.
As we reviewed in last week’s blog on removal, the overarching concern when determining the appropriate place for a child to reside is the traditional “best interest of the child” standard. This test still prevails in […]
Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews if and when child support terminates after a child’s 18th birthday in MA.
Every Massachusetts family law attorney has heard the question: My child just turned eighteen. Does my child support stop now? If you live in Massachusetts, your child turning 18 does not mean that child support payments stop. This may seem counter-intuitive, since […]
Massachusetts divorce lawyer James M. Lynch reviews the enforceability of prenuptial agreements in Massachusetts.
The answer is yes, as long as they are fair and reasonable to the parties at the time of the execution and fair at the time of the entry of the divorce judgment. When are prenuptial agreements not enforceable? A 2015 Massachusetts decision, Kelcourse vs. Kelcourse, provides […]
Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews the law affecting the removal/ relocation of children from the Commonwealth by a parent.
On days when the temperature is in the single digits, you probably think about leaving Massachusetts. (Or maybe your family lives in another states or you are simply ready for a change.) Whatever the reason, you may be considering […]