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Changing Your Child’s Last Name? Here’s What To Consider.

Changing your own last name is typically a simple request, but petitioning to change the last name of your child is an entirely different and sometimes more arduous process. There […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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First Impressions: Four Benefits You Can Rely on from Ryan Faenza Carey

Are you or your spouse considering divorce? Ryan Faenza Carey can help. We understand that divorce and family law matters are emotional and frightening for most people. What do I […]

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How Your Divorce Could Impact Your Child’s College Choice

It should be an exciting time when your child’s college acceptances are coming in, but it’s important to consider how your divorce could impact your child’s college choice. Planning ahead […]

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8 child support questions and the answers you need

There are so many questions to consider when it comes to child support. Attorney Kara Carey lays out some of the most frequently asked questions, so you don’t have to […]

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How will you divide your home in divorce?

A home is the largest asset for many couples. In a divorce, if the home will not be sold, you have to determine who will retain the home, refinancing terms […]

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What happens when a DCF report turns to an emergency

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) policy and philosophy is to “strengthen and encourage family life so that every family can care for and protect its children. DCF will […]

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Don’t just file away your divorce agreement

When was the last time you looked at your divorce agreement? Whether you’ve been divorced for 2 years, 10 years, or 20, you should revisit your agreement when your divorce […]

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What does life insurance have to do with my divorce settlement?

Life insurance in a divorce settlement is generally used as security for financial obligations of spouses to one another (or to their children). If one spouse dies before all of […]

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The perils of a DIY divorce

The legal process of terminating a marriage—“divorce”—is relatively straightforward. However, the details surrounding the divorce—the dividing of assets, the dividing of debt, determining what happens to health insurance, the kids, […]

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Nondisparagement: Can the court intervene?

Oftentimes in contentious custody matters, language is sought that neither parent disparage the other to a child or in the presence of a child. A recent Supreme Judicial Court case, […]

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Seeking legal representation but concerned about the cost?

You may have heard of Limited Assistance Representation (also referred to as LAR). LAR is a cost effective method to provide you with limited representation on your case.  LAR is […]

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The single most important document you’ll sign during a divorce

The Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts mandates all parties to file a Financial Statement prior to obtaining a divorce. The Financial Statement requires each party to list all their income, […]

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You are now free to move about the country – but your children are not

Remember before you had children when you were free to move and live wherever you chose? Once you have children, that decision may not be as simple, especially following a […]

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Getting to YES: What is private conciliation?

In private conciliation, parties (with or without counsel) meet with a conciliator who helps to resolve their case.  A conciliator is a third party who facilitates a conversation towards resolution, […]

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How to modify a probate & family court judgement or order without going to court

Expanded in 2013, Supplemental Probate and Family Court Rule 412 provides parties with the ability to jointly request that the Court modify an existing judgment or order administratively and without […]

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