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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
When a person is convicted of a federal crime, especially in a fraud case, but in lots of other kinds of federal criminal cases too, the district court sometimes also orders that the person pay restitution....more
If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast!
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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
The news of Orange County, Calif.'s worst mass killing has shocked not only the quiet beach town where the massacre took place, but the entire county. The main question residents want to know is why.
• Custody battle may...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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