Burns & Levinson LLP

Divorce Is Hard

Hi there, As the summer winds down and kids start back to school, a lot of folks decide to take their first real step in the divorce process. I routinely see a lot of people in August who haven’t decided what to do and need…more
| Family Law

Obtaining or Avoiding a Freeze on a Bank or Other Financial Account Can Require Swift Action or Reaction

During the dog days of summer, anything with the word “freeze” may sound appealing. But if the freeze is a “trustee process attachment” (tying up a bank or other institutional account), a whole different set of emotions can be…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Ashley Madison: Karma Strikes

Our barn cat, Ashley, is shocked and appalled. Hi there, Well, cheaters beware! Last week I posted on the Ashley Madison hack. The hackers were largely silent for about a month after they went into Ashley Madison’s database and…more
| Family Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ashley Madison: Adultery in the Age of Technology

Hi there, I decided this would be an apt post in the middle of CiCi’s miniseries on the The 7 Deadly (Tech) Sins of Divorce. There’s a huge scandal right now revolving around precisely what you shouldn’t do BEFORE getting…more
| Family Law, Privacy

SEC Proposes “Clawback” Rules for Incentive-Based Executive Compensation

On July 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed new rules that would direct securities exchanges to establish listing standards requiring listed issuers to adopt so-called “clawback” policies relating to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

The 7 Deadly (Tech) Sins of Divorce – Part 2

In my previous post, The 7 Deadly (Tech) Sins of Divorce – Part 1, we discussed the importance of protecting email accounts and passwords, not reading your spouse’s email and not recording anything without informing them. Here…more
| Family Law

The 7 Deadly (Tech) Sins of Divorce – Part 1

For anyone involved in a divorce there are always pitfalls to be avoided, no matter where you are in the process. Some of the pitfalls are obvious, others less so. Today we’ll discuss the first three in a set of seven areas of…more
| Family Law, Privacy

Are Custody Laws Different in MA and RI?

Thinking of moving? Different child custody laws in each state may make things even more complicated. While the borders between Massachusetts and Rhode Island appear to be incredibly permeable, this is just not the case when…more
| Family Law

Divorce Across State Lines

Hi there, Lots of us live on or close to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island state border. We don’t even think about it as we cross back and forth. But when you’re involved in a divorce and one of you moves to the other state,…more
| Family Law

4 Things You Need to Know About the Earned Sick Time Law

Earlier this year, in Mandatory Paid Sick Leave — What In-House Counsel and Employers Need to Know, I previewed some of the requirements of the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law. Final regulations were issued by the Attorney…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Top 7 Concerns for Employee Benefits Administrators

For years, employers have been getting a free pass from the courts for a number of different violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") relating to the operation of retirement, medical,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

How Do I Appeal a Divorce Judgment?

All too often after a divorce trial, one or both parties is unhappy with the decision reached by the trial judge. It could be about property division issues, custody and parenting, support or other matters within the Judgment…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law

Appeals: Not All Courts Are Created Equal

Hi there, I hope you are all staying cool. It’s brutal out there today! The court system is hierarchical. Each court has authority to render judgments and decisions but until you hit the Supreme Judicial Court, those…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law

If You Have Confidential Information, Keep It Confidential!

I’ve been involved in many cases where it is alleged that someone violated his or her non-compete agreement or misappropriated the company’s confidential information or trade secrets. Often, the key issue has been not what the…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Top 9 Tips to Make Your Deposition Less Stressful

A deposition is a commonly used discovery device in many divorce cases. Many people are nervous or even afraid of being deposed. Follow these nine tips to help relieve some of the anxiety surrounding a deposition. A…more
| Family Law
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