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Recent Appeals Court Decisions Clarifying Durational Limits for Alimony: Part 1

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On Friday, October 16, 2020, the Appeals Court released two unpublished decisions further defining and clarifying the durational limits of alimony in Massachusetts under the 2012 Alimony Reform Act: Clement v. Owens-Clement...more

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Cast of Characters Involved in a Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceeding

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These proceedings often involve a lot of parties, and often times clients are surprised that so many “extra” people are involved in their family affairs....more

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Changes in Legal Practice Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic - Observations and Resources

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It’s been quite a year.  COVID-19 struck.  Then came Shelter in Place (SIP) orders.  And then, for some people, the return-to-work phase in this changed landscape.  Now that we have returned to the office, certain practice...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act - What You Need to Know

Between the Civil War and 1940, the United States periodically had legislation that prevented lawsuits against soldiers and sailors during times of conflict. Then, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940 was...more

JAMS

Accessing Justice and Taking Control of Your Case

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Because the court system has been largely shut down due to the pandemic, parties should be motivated to resolve their disputes themselves in a litigant-friendly setting such as a domestic mediation. Only constitutionally...more

Varnum LLP

Legal Obligations to Consider Before Installing a GPS Tracking Application

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Many families use GPS tracking applications every day for a number of reasons, from keeping track of kids on their way home from school to notifying each other when they expect to arrive somewhere, without the need for...more

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A 12 Step Checklist of Post-Divorce Considerations

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Your divorce has just been finalized. Now what?  Depending on the assets divided, there may be a number of steps that you have to take to implement the terms of your divorce.  While your attorney likely provided some guidance...more

Bowditch & Dewey

Legal Considerations of Living Together in a Multi-Generational Home

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During COVID, many of us are balancing working remotely while caring for our children. This autumn, most of our children are returning to part-time or all remote school. We are using our residences as a home, office, and...more

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Can I Date During My Divorce Case?

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Many clients ask this question, and the answer – like most in family law – is that it depends on the facts of your case. Generally, it is best to avoid dating, because even if it is unlikely to have a real impact in the final...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

New Case Inadvertently Serves As A Tip For Couples With Young Children Divorcing/Setting Child Support

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The newly unreported (does not set precedent) decision of Covone v. Curreri makes two bold moves: (1) asserting that the passage of time is not a change in circumstance warranting a modification to child support and (2)...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

SEC Finds Collective Investment Trust to Violate 1940 Act

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A September 30, 2020 enforcement action brought by the SEC pivoted on a failure to effectively exercise “substantial investment authority”. Day to day investment advisory services were provided by an affiliated RIA of the...more

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Online Mediation of Matrimonial Matters? It Works

A discussion of the benefits of online mediation for matrimonial disputes. It should come as no surprise that, during the time the courts were largely shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resort to mediation increased...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

Personal Planning Strategies - October 2020

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Top Ten Estate Planning Recommendations before the End of 2020 - If you have not already been inundated with invitations to webinars, articles and newsletters regarding the estate planning you should consider doing before...more

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Wealth Management Update - October 2020

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Important federal interest rates continue to hold relatively steady. The October Section 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 0.4%, which is unchanged from a month ago....more

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Employment: Paid Sick Leave for Time In Quarantine

Yesterday the Court granted the State’s request to extend the period during which employees may use paid sick leave for time in quarantine until October 28, 2020.     As you may remember, the Supreme Court repealed an order...more

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Division of Retirement Benefits at Divorce

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Retirement accounts and benefits can be among the most valuable assets owned by parties who are divorcing. While parties can agree within their Separation Agreement to divide retirement assets between themselves in a...more

Charles E. Rounds, Jr.

Mackey v. Santander Bank, N.A: Yes, but applicable trust law lurks not just in the Uniform Trust Code

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In Mackey v. Santander Bank, N.A, 98 Mass.App.Ct. 431 (2020), the court gropes for the applicable trust law in all the wrong places. Husband (H) declares himself express trustee of marital home for benefit of himself and his...more

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When Collaborative Divorce Does Not Work

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Collaborative Divorce As An Option - A collaborative divorce is an option many parties should consider when their marriage is ending. In a collaborative divorce, both parties hire a lawyer trained in collaborative...more

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COVID-19 and Virtual Mediations

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made family law attorneys value technology to better serve their clients’ needs. In-person mediations are not always an option, but virtual mediations with video conferencing are the best tool to...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Law Brief: Alexis Gruttadauria and Rich Schoenstein Discuss Why You Need an Estate Plan

Trusts and Estates Attorney Alexis Gruttadauria joins host and Litigation Partner Rich Schoenstein to discuss “Why You Need an Estate Plan” on the latest episode of Law Brief. Lexi and Rich delve into the legal disposition of...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New Law Mandates Training For Human Resources Employees And Others Pertaining To Child Abuse And Neglect

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On September 29, 2020, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 1963 which amends Section 11165.7 of the Penal Code, relating to mandated reporters of child abuse. The existing law, the Child Abuse, and Neglect Reporting Act,...more

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Why You Should Send a Settlement Offer

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Settling a divorce or family law matter is something most parties desire. It is uncommon for somebody to want a trial in their divorce or family law matter. Trials are expensive. Not only are they expensive, but in a trial...more

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[Webinar] Ripped from the Case Law - October 13th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

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Producers, writers, and reporters have long been fascinated with high-stakes wealth, estate and trusts, and shareholder disputes. Whether tragic or comic, the drama between clients, families, business partners, as well as the...more

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Divorce Time Traps: Can I Lose the Rights the Judge Gave Me in My Divorce?

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Many people assume once they are divorced and a Judge has entered an Order that the terms of that Order are binding and never end. Under certain circumstances, this is not true. There are several situations where a judge may...more

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California Passes Bills Expanding Rights to Both Paid and Unpaid Leave

California Assembly Bill 1867 (signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom on September 9, 2020) and Senate Bill 1383 (signed on September 17, 2020) significantly expand the rights of California employees to both paid and...more

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