New Anti-Bullying Statute in Massachusetts

Bullying, Legislation

The recent news about sentencing in the tragic case of Phoebe Prince throws the problem of bullying in our nation’s schools back in to the spotlight. Prince was 15 years old when she committed suicide in January of 2010 in South Hadley, MA following relentless bullying by her peers. Her death has elevated awareness of […]

Divorce Process


This blog will explain the steps in a divorce, and what you will need to provide an attorney. As you navigate through the process, the first document you will need to bring is your original marriage certificate. Sometimes clients want to keep this for their records or just simply to remember a time in their […]

What Soldiers Need To Know about USERRA Part II

USERRA, Veterans

A. Overview of Part I: Notice To Employers – You have an obligation under the law to provide advance written or verbal notice to your employers for all military duty (exceptions apply). Important Time Considerations – You must adhere to strict time lines when applying for reemployment or reporting back to your civilian job (based […]

What Soldiers Need To Know About USERRA

USERRA, Veterans

It doesn’t matter whether you are just enlisted, already in action or waiting for another tour of duty yet it is imperative that you understand and utilize the broad federal protection under USERRA. This law is a federal statute that protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of the Reserves. There are […]

To Be Material, or Not to Be?

Divorce, Family Law

This blog will examine what steps need to be taken to file for and prove a material change in circumstance. Part two of this blog will examine the new legislation concerning alimony and its impacts. First a person must file a complaint alleging a material change in circumstance. The material change in circumstance must be […]

Preparing for a Military Yellow Ribbon Event

Family Law, Military

This weekend I went to a Military Yellow Ribbon event. Giving legal counsel to men and women who serve our country could quite possibly be one of the most enjoyable things I have ever done. Think about when you have gone on vacation and you pay some of your bills ahead of time so you […]

Christmas Does Not Always Bring Holiday Cheer

Divorce, Family Law

Christmas brings with it holiday cheer for some but not all. The Christmas season can be very stressful with all the planning, decorating, etc. Christmas is particularly stressful for those who are in divorced families for different reasons. This post will attempt to provide some guidance. First, there should be a written plan in place […]

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