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Areas of Law

Family

When should I contact a Family Law Attorney?

  • I am seeking a divorce or my spouse has filed for divorce.
  • I am getting married and want to have a pre-nuptial agreement.
  • I want to establish or modify a child support order or believe that the terms of an order have been violated.
  • I have an upcoming court date in the Probate & Family Court.
  • I are concerned about the welfare of a child and feel that he/she should be placed in the care of a guardian.

Why should I hire a Family Law Attorney?

Family law cases are often highly complicated, time sensitive, and emotional. Legal proceedings can vary based on the individual situation. For these reasons, it is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with Massachusetts guidelines and who has past experience with family law matters.

How do I choose a Family Law Attorney?

Hiring an attorney without past experience in similar types of cases can potentially result in undesirable outcomes. A good place to start your search is through the Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, which has attorneys with experience in a wide variety of family law matters, and with a variety of payment options that can be flexible.

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News & Events

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Schools Reopening in MA: What You Need to Know

With the school year officially starting, many are concerned about which districts will be having school in-person this fall. In the state of Massachusetts, only 15 districts will be fully open for instruction while another 113 districts will be fully remote.

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August 31, 2020

COVID-19: Virtual Hearing Resource Guides

The BBA is excited to release Virtual Hearing Resource Guides for cases in Probate and Family Court, Housing Court and District Courts. These guides contain fundamental information and best practices to successfully navigate virtual hearings in the courts...

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Unemployment Insurance – Information for Employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way people live and work. Many employees have no choice other than to apply for unemployment benefits due to a lack of suitable and safe work being available, which makes unemployment insurance a great concern for employers as well.

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