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Spousal Support and COVID-19

If you have been adversely affected by COVID-19, know that you have options when it comes to your support obligations. Alimony is always modifiable in the event that there has been a change of circumstance. This means that if your employment situation has changed, you may have the option to reduce your current payment. Any modification made can be retroactive to the date of filing, so it is important to file as soon as possible

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Modification of Child Support due to job loss and COVID-19

Times Are Tough The spread of COVID-19 has thrown the certainties of life into disarray. Unfortunately, this uncertainty has had a devastating impact on both the stock market and the everyday commerce that sustains the economy. Freelancers, drivers, hotel and restaurant workers now find themselves physically or legally barred from working. Not only service workers are affected; even people with desk jobs who are able to work from home might find themselves laid-off or furloughed

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Health Insurance and Divorce

When someone comes into our office at the start of the divorce process, we tell them that it is important to find out if they can stay on their spouse’s health insurance policy. Health insurance can become a contentious issue in a divorce, and it is important to know where you stand. If you are currently receiving health benefits through your spouse’s policy, call your provider and ask if ex-spouses can stay on. If it

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Personal Injury Case – Car Accident-Head On Collision

Our client was driving on Route 20 in Marlborough when the defendant, who was traveling in the opposite direction, crossed over into her lane of travel and hit her head-on. Rescuers resorted to the jaws of life to extricate her from the remains of her vehicle. She was immediately transported to the trauma unit at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester.  Doctors determined the injury to her left ankle put her at risk of losing her

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Personal Injury – Slip and Fall on Stairs

Our client was a teenager who fell while leaving the apartment building where he lived in Framingham, Massachusetts.  As he was running out of the building and down the staircase at the rear entrance of the building, he lost his balance and reached out to grab the railing–only to find that it was not there. The young man landed on his right knee and was in severe pain. He was taken by ambulance to the

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Staying Safe and Saying NO to Domestic Abuse During COVID-19

Strict stay-at-home orders implemented for safety have placed abuse victims directly in harm’s way. Safety measures recommended to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have led to a rise in domestic abuse. For many, this is not a surprise as domestic violence goes up whenever families spend more time together. With families in quarantine and isolation worldwide, stress-levels are at an all-time high. The uncertainty of the future can increase anxiety for many. Coupled

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Custody Case- Mother left the State with the child

Our client called our office in a panic: the mother of his newborn son had left Massachusetts and moved without the court’s permission down South. We filed an emergency motion for custody and to have the court order the child returned to the Commonwealth for custody proceedings.  The child was brought back to the State. Through our representation, the court awarded our client full legal and physical custody.

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How is a Negligent Driver Held Responsible for his or her Actions in Massachusetts?

If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you need to know how the insurance companies determine fault in order to get the compensation you deserve. The commonwealth of Massachusetts is a modified no-fault insurance state. This means that if an individual is deemed to be over fifty percent at fault, they can be held responsible. This also means that, regardless of fault, your own insurance company will pay

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Personal Injury – Workplace Slip and Fall Injury

Our client was a 67-year-old woman from Framingham reporting for work at the nursing home where she worked as a cleaner. As she walked from the parking lot to the entrance, she slipped and fell. She landed on her left side, injuring her shoulder, wrist, neck, and back. There were no witnesses to her fall. She suffered an extremely-difficult-to-diagnose labral tear that required surgery to repair. A preexisting shoulder injury further complicated her case. Both

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Co-parenting in the Face of Coronavirus

Amid the spread of COVID-19, we are all facing unprecedented times. As this pandemic continues, regulations regarding safe practices change daily. One thing on the mind of parents sharing custody is whether or not their court order is enforceable. Rest assured, custody, visitation, and placement are in effect and continue to be enforceable during this period of time. Court-ordered arrangements remain obligatory and should be followed accordingly. Any parent planning to use the pandemic as

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