June 2021

What is a Snapshot Support Calculation?

Deciding who pays what and how much during a divorce can get complicated. When it comes to addressing reciprocal support orders, could a snapshot support calculation be the right thing for you? The court has discretion in determining an appropriate support order based on the unique set of facts for each case.  In a recent […]

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Should Children be Allowed to Testify in a Divorce Case?

A judge in a recent high-profile case said no. Whether children should be allowed to testify in a divorce case is a common question and concern for parents who want the child(ren) to have a voice.  There are numerous concerns when children are involved in litigation between their parents, including emotional damage from having to

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DCF And Protecting Your Rights: How Absolute Immunity for Social Workers Could Impact You

In a recent case, C.M. vs. COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, the Supreme Judicial Court granted further appellate review discussing whether a Department of Children and Families social worker and supervisor should be granted absolute immunity when filing a care and protection petition. The court explained that absolute immunity ensures governmental functions

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