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Alexander established a law office in Taunton in 1995, practicing law throughout Massachusetts with emphasis on Bristol and Plymouth counties.

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Attorney Nesson’s goal is to provide quality legal representation at reasonable and affordable rates. Hiring an attorney can be expensive, but Alexander Nesson will keep costs affordable. The initial half hour consultation is free.

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There are some possible outcomes; including returning the child to your custody; place the child with another parent; place the child with a relative; or a family friend. You can order a Guardianship for your child; place the child in DCF legal custody until the child is 18; at which it can be reviewed under […]

The Judge is supposed to ask whether you are a member of any recognized Native American Tribe. DCF is also to determine whether the child is either eligible for membership or in a Native American Tribe. It is the responsibility of all parties if anybody is aware to bring it up to the court if […]

Any case in Juvenile Court is a closed session, meaning only the parties in the case and sometimes the foster care provider or the grandparents if they have placement can be present and sometimes other attorneys will be present, but it is not an open to the public courtroom, like District Court or criminal cases. […]

A care and protection case is when a Petitioner (usually DCF) claims that a child is at risk of abuse or neglect while in the parents care. The case would be heard by a Juvenile Court Judge. This is something that is very serious and it can result potentially in termination of your parental rights. […]

If DCF supports a 51A and you are considering an appeal, be aware that there are requirements and timetables. You’ll need to send a written request within 30 calendar days of the supported decision or of receipt of the decision (if notice of the decision is required). If you are unsure whether or not to […]

There is a process in which DCF files a care & protection case with an Affidavit based on an “emergency” and typically only DCF will be at court. There is supposed to be within 3 days the beginning of a 72-hour hearing to review the custody, which is without prejudice. Sometimes it takes a lot […]

The court’s standard is what is in the best interest of the child, which is sometimes is hard to define. It varies from child to child, but it means that it focuses on the child’s needs and not the parent’s needs. The law requires the court to make the decision on who they think can […]

One type is called “legal custody.” If there is sole legal custody it means that one parent has the right and responsibility to make major decisions regarding the child’s wellbeing. This includes education, medical care, and religious decisions. In many divorce cases, there is something called “shared legal custody.” This is where both parents make […]