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What is co-parenting, and how do we do it once we are divorced?

Co-parenting describes a parenting relationship in which the two parents of a child are not romantically involved but still assume joint responsibility for their child’s upbringing. The extent to which parents can effectively co-parent significantly impacts how children will adjust to the transitions associated with a separation or divorce. Parents are responsible for major-life decisions, like those concerning religion, discipline, finances, morality, recreation, physical health, education, and emergencies. Whether married or divorced, agreement on these

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Personal Injury – Motor vehicle Accident involving Pizza Delivery driver and a head on collision

Our client was working as a pizza delivery driver in Marlborough, Massachusetts. While delivering an order, another vehicle turned left ahead of him and struck his vehicle head-on.  He sustained serious injuries to his knee and ankle which required ORIF surgery to repair. The insurance company only offered $60,000.00 for our client’s injuries.  Prior to litigation, Attorney Briones suggested that the insurance company have her client examined by a third-party medical doctor of their choosing. 

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My ex is refusing to pay court-ordered support. What can I do?

When a divorce is finalized, a divorce decree outlines essential information about the court’s decision. A divorce decree is an enforceable order by the court that both parties are legally mandated to follow. Items outlined can include payment of child support or spousal support, a transfer of property, or specific visitation schedules. Unfortunately, too often, parties neglect or elect to ignore the outlined orders. This can greatly harm the spouse, who is dependent on support.

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Personal Injury – Car Accident with Significant Injury but Low Insurance Coverage

Our client was seriously injured as a passenger in a one-car motor vehicle accident.  The driver of the vehicle carried the legal minimum of $25,000 per-person coverage for bodily injury to others.  Our client had $100,000  in underinsured motorist coverage on her own auto policy. Within weeks of the accident, before the liens from medical bills came in, we secured payments matching the limits of both our client’s and the driver’s  policies.  Had we not

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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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