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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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Although, do it yourself divorce or DIY might be appropriate for some people. It is not the right solution for others. It does allow people to handle it on their own and sometimes people think that if you do not have an attorney involved in the case that it is an easier process. One, that […]

There are different stages in the 51A investigation. DCF takes an intake call where there is an allegation that a child or children are suffering from abuse or neglect.  The DCF screener will take the initial call, take notes and determine whether the alleged conduct qualifies as abuse or neglect and whether or not DCF […]

Protective Custody is different than a crime.  Protective Custody is not getting charged with a crime and you just can’t arrest somebody because they are intoxicated.  At times if there is not a crime, the police officer determines that action is necessary to assist an incapacitated person; or a person that is in danger of […]

What is a Service Plan or Action Plan? In Massachusetts DCF is required to provide services to help what they determined to be troubled families who are identified in support of 51A’s.  This is true whether the children remain in the home or are placed in foster homes. They can be such services as daycares […]

Does DCF always go to Court if a 51A report or 51B is Supported?             Absolutely not.  DCF may go to Court, but much more often they do not, and they complete an Assessment; which the Assessment is a longer process but determines whether or not they think that the family needs services and who can […]

Should I sign Releases that DCF is asking me to sign?                         It depends.  Sometimes it makes sense to sign all Release with no restrictions. Sometimes it makes sense to sign no Releases. Sometimes it makes sense to do a “Limited Release” where you will agree to allow DCF to speak to certain people, but only […]

In Massachusetts DCF Cases, what does Dual Omissions Mean?               DCF is tasked with protecting children from neglect, abuse and promoting family stability.  Sometimes, the Dual Omissions can end up being in conflict and the idea in terms of looking at both respecting the rights of families to be free from state intervention versus trying to […]

Does the Parents Parental Rights need to be terminated in order to Allow a Guardianship?                                                                                                      No.  Many times, in Juvenile Court in a care and protection case, DCF or the Court will want a Termination in Parental Rights, but that does need to occur.  In Probate and Family Court, there is more often no Termination […]