It can “set the stage” rather than coming in for the truth of the matter. The 51B investigation report has more details and maybe objected to or allow, but that would not be to just set the stage.
In Probate and Family Court in Massachusetts if records are produced with an Order to Disclose from DCF the court has options of allowing the parties to review or copy the records. The records are unredacted so most of the time judge’s do not allow copies to be made originally. Many times, they will either […]
During this unprecedented time, it is extremely important to understand how COVID-19 is impacting different areas of the law. I am starting a series of newsletter articles, website blogs, and videos in which I will discuss how it has affected the areas of legal practice that I cover in Massachusetts. At the moment, courthouses are […]
When you get a Service Plan or Action Plan many people either just sign it if they need to sign it or refuse to work with DCF. Those are both certainly options and every case is unique. It is not a cookie cutter solution but you are allowed to negotiate the Service Plan and to […]
Both in Massachusetts and nationally there has been a significant increase in bankruptcy filings by older Americans; particularly over 55, but the percentages have gone way up overall in the last several years. Part of the reason is that older Americans or elders might have substantial health or medical bills. Their income may be either […]
Legal custody is a major decision regarding the children on a day to day decision. There is a presumption that if the parties are married, that there be joint legal custody but that is not always the case. There are a lot of instances where parents that have joint legal custody have disputes about health-related […]
(Copy and paste the link above into your web browser for a YouTube video on this subject) During this time period many people are either losing their job or having their pay cut significantly. This can hinder one’s ability to pay child support. In this situation, what can you do to help yourself? One effective […]
In Probate and Family Court many times when there is a dispute about custody or parenting plans the Judge may order an app such as Family Wizard or a similar app to have any kind of communication. The reasoning behind this is so that there can be a record of communication; so, if there is […]