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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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Parenting and COVID-19

Co-parenting through a divorce has never been easy, but this is an unprecedentedly difficult time. COVID-19 has changed the landscape of everything, so you may be questioning what this means for your parenting time. As of March 24th, Chief Justice Casey has stated that “Parenting orders are not stayed at this time.” This means that your current parenting order is to be followed. All exchanges should go forward as planned. There will be challenges to

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An Overview of the Massachusetts Melanie’s Law

Legislation known as “Melanie’s Law” was passed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2005. This Massachusetts statute is intended to make penalties for operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI) more severe. The enactment of this law helped to usher in new and enhanced periods of license suspension or revocation and further established the Commonwealth’s Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Program. Melanie’s Law is named for 13-year-old Melanie Powell, who was struck and killed by a

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ARC vs. GAL vs. Parenting Coordinator

Divorce, even in the most amicable situations, can be difficult for children. When divorce is not so amicable, and courts get involved, this can add to the stress of the situation. A courtroom environment can intimidate children old enough to understand the proceedings and overwhelm children too young to grasp exactly why they are there. Luckily, there are a variety of legally recognized advocates for children available in Massachusetts courts: a guardian ad litem, an

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COVID-19 – We Are Prepared And Ready To Help.

To Our Valued Clients: In this uncertain and strange time, we wanted to reach out to you and let you know that we are continuing to work diligently on our cases. In an effort to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will not be holding in office appointments until further notice.  As many of you are aware, the Courts in the Commonwealth are temporarily closed for routine business and are trying to establish

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Wrongful Death Suit in Massachusetts

The heartbreak of a loved one’s death is compounded by the logistical and financial stresses of providing a burial according to the deceased’s wishes, paying off residual bills, and coping with the loss of an income. In cases where a loved one’s death was caused by another’s actions, this can be especially emotionally difficult—but the law does allow for a remedy to the financial stress caused by a wrongful death. In Massachusetts, a wrongful death

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“Hands Free” Law Headaches Already Beginning

As of February 23rd, 2020, Massachusetts has implemented the “hands-free” law. Penalty of violating this law is $100.00 for the first offense. While a $100.00 fine may seem like a minor consequence, you should be aware that this law can easily expose additional violations.   Picture this scenario: John Smith is driving on a suspended license. He believes that if he obeys all the other rules of the road, there’s no chance of getting caught.

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Common Questions About Criminal Defense

When it comes to criminal law, there is much confusion regarding how the system works. This article addresses some of the most commonly asked questions regarding criminal law. For specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact our law office for expert advice pertaining to your individual situation. What are the different roles of law enforcement? It’s essential to understand the different distinctions between law enforcement agencies as each has different powers and jurisdictions. All law enforcement

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Prenuptial Agreements: What They Are And Who Needs One

Prenuptial agreements might have a bad reputation from tabloid accounts of celebrity divorces, but these important legal arrangements are for more than the rich and famous. Nor are prenuptial agreements a statement that a couple plans to divorce or otherwise wants an exit strategy. When done right, a prenuptial agreement can help a couple take stock of their assets and set the stage for efficient and open communication about joint finances, thus strengthening the marriage.

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