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January 12th, 2015 For many people, having their day in court can bring relief and a sense of certainty. The family court judge can make orders regarding custody and visitation of the children, support, or can require the...more
Thanks to the NFL these past few weeks, domestic violence has gained national attention and even received a comment from the President of the United States. However, domestic violence (“DV”) is bigger than most American’s...more
As I am writing this article, it is the day after the first week of NFL football games. The sole topic on the cover of sports websites, discussed on sports radio shows and covered on ESPN and other sports channels is the...more
Many people know that a few months ago, my husband and I lost our thirteen year old Dachshund, Bagels. While Bagels had been ill, there were no signs that her condition was worsening, so we were shocked by her sudden death. ...more
Everybody is talking about the Ray Rice domestic violence act caught on tape. The incident is violent, painful to watch. It is unfortunate that we must bear witness to a violent event to raise the awareness about domestic...more
Going through a divorce or a dispute in your personal life can be stressful, especially if you fear the safety of yourself and loved ones. Orders of protection are one way you can protect you and your family if you feel...more
A seventeen year old girl who was brutally beaten by four individuals in an attempt to terminate her pregnancy has scored a legal victory for her unborn child....more
Divorce can be an extremely emotional experience, fraught with sadness, anger and even a sense of helplessness. These feelings are exacerbated for someone who has been the victim of domestic violence. If you are the victim...more
Listen to your Attorney. Listen to those professionals that you hire to tell you what to do!...more
Each new year brings us new laws, and this year is no different. Some years there are more significant law changes than in others, but regardless of the significance or insignificance, each and every person is responsible...more
If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413) 746-8008
Practical steps to take if a victim of identity theft....more
Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website as an installment in Michael Kaiser's Animal-Law blog. http://cleblog.nbi-sems.com/2012/02/who-gets-the-pet-in-a-divorce/...more
I am sure you are shocked by this statement. Not because you are shocked on behalf of the rapist, but rather you are shocked that a rapist can collect support against his or her spouse. Well, that is the current state of...more
Article II Section 12 of the Constitution provides that the State shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. As a policy of the State, it is the duty of the State to fortify the union of...more
Usually bankruptcy is a once in a lifetime event. I think it is fair to say that not only do people not want to file bankruptcy once they surely don’t want to be in a situation a second time where a bankruptcy is necessary. ...more
Everyone thinks they know what hearsay is. But, few lawyers and judges truly understand the concept, and even fewer understand how it can be admitted as evidence.
Hearsay is an out of court statement offered for the...more
Children are often witness to a number of things that happen between adults. Sometimes they are the only witness. This document discussing the issues with children testifying in open court, and why it often helps them,...more
Child Support Laws Demystified...more
No matter what type of law you practice, the chances are that you will need or have needed the services of an investigator. The questions you should ask are, "How do I find one?" "I really did not like the last person I...more
"Stealing the Old Lady's Bundle"? Getting back money from those who cheat elderly parents and then file Bankruptcy.
Recovering Money and other property from those who abuse the trust of elderly people in their care or...more
This is the Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment in a case challenging the imposition of a "range test" where both statute and regulation state no such testing is required....more
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