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Post Nuptial Agreements maybe enforced.  A good case is Ansin vs. Craben-Ansin 457 mass. 283 2010.  Where in this case, the Judge should determine the minimum; 1) each party has had an opportunity to obtain separate legal counsel with each party’s choosing; 2) prior to that there was fraud or coercion in obtaining the Agreement; […]

In Massachusetts there is no certification for Mediators, but Mediators are supposed to meet certain training requirements in order to have the Mediation confidential.  Some important factors to ask would be:  If the initial meetings are free, meaning no charge for the initial consultation to see whether or not you get along with the Mediator.  […]

           I will tell you one of the reasons why you need an attorney in Massachusetts is that you never know what a court may do.  In Massachusetts a Probate Court Judge had ordered that a 32 year old Schizophrenic and Bi-polar woman under go an abortion and sterilization procedure.  The Probate Court Judge did […]

           There are a variety of personal injury cases that you can file a law suit for where you might be entitled to damages and this is basically any time that you have been injured to someone else’s negligence. If you speak to a personal injury attorney, they can help you decide on whether you […]

As you may know, there is a new trial courthouse in Taunton and this newsletter will provide you with some helpful information about the courthouse. The Elevator The first thing that regulars at Taunton Court know is to avoid the elevator unless it is an emergency. There have been almost daily problems with the elevator, […]

The short answer to this question is No. There has been a lot of talk back and forth about having changes to provide more consumer relief after the economic devastation to the working and middle class people, but so for in the Obama administration there has not been any actual changes at this point.  There […]

           In a Chapter 7 a Bankruptcy Discharge basically releases the debtor from personal liability for a certain type of debt.  What that basically means is that the debtor is no longer required to pay any debt that is discharged.  The discharge is permanent and is prohibited to the creditors, whom taking any form of […]

Here is helpful information on our Housing Court System:   BRISTOL COUNTY HOUSING COURT               There are many different locations in the Bristol County for the Housing Court along with phone numbers and mailing addresses for non-criminal and criminal pleadings.  I have listed the information below for you to read: Housing Court DepartmentSoutheastern Division […]

            The Taunton Trial Court recently opened and it includes several different courts including, Taunton Juvenile Court, Taunton District Court, the Housing Court and a branch of the Bristol Probate and Family Court.  Here are some of the contact information:   Taunton District Court 40 Broadway Street Taunton, MA 02780   Main Telephone Number: (508) […]

The new, Massachusetts alimony law was signed by Governor Patrick on October 4, 2011 after winning approval in both the House and Senate. The changes establish guidelines for alimony payments and include limits on the duration of the payments. The new law essentially will eliminate lifetime alimony in many cases and will in part be […]