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The American Bar Association provides tips which are very useful if you are facing a deposition.  The first one is the most important is to tell the truth. Second, is to listen very well to the question. If you need to pause and think as long as necessary before answering and make sure that you […]

          A CHINS stands for a Child In Need of Services and in Massachusetts there are 4 types of CHINS. Two types deal with home based issues.  One of them is a Stubborn child, which means that the child does not obey the lawful commands of the parent.  The second one is a CHINS Runaway, […]

Many times cities have ordinances that become crimes and people; including juveniles can actually be committed on the City Ordinances.  A lot of the times they are written imperfectly or unconstitutionally with the US Constitution or the Massachusetts Constitution and there are ways that are overbroad or too far reaching and many times you can […]

           There is some controversy about whether prior to any involvement with the courts whether you should cooperate with DCF or formerly known as DSS.  It depends always on the situation.  Some attorneys would tell you never open the door for them, never cooperate with them at all, but you would have to understand that […]

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 […]