Special Education Advocacy Network Events in the month of May

adaptive devices, adaptive technologies, ADHD, Autism, Basic Rights, BSEA, Creating a Vision, IEP, School discipline, SPAN, special education, special needs

During the month of May I worked as a Special Education Advocate by educating parents and professionals on various topics associated with special needs. The first training kicked off in Cohasset, which focused on “Creating A Vision”. This workshop is to help parents develop future goals for their children through their children’s lens. No vision […]

New Domestic Violence Legislation

209A, Domestic Abuse, domestic violence legislation, Jared Remy, Massachusetts, new domestic violence law, Remy

New Domestic Violence Legislation (Signed August 8, 2014 by Deval Patrick) The new domestic violence statute has made monumental changes in response to the Jared Remy case (Remy Details), which was a tragic occurrence for all in Boston. Largely in response to the issue of marriage or a substantial dating relationship being the only conditions […]

Vaida v. Vaida

Divorce, estate planning, Family Law, financial planning

November Case Summary Vaida v. Vaida 13-P-I827 The plaintiff, Nancy C. Vaida (mother), appeals from an order for summary judgment on her complaint seeking that the defendant, George A. Vaida (father), pay post minority support for his twenty-three year old physically disabled son. The parties had three minor children. While the parties were separated and […]

Readiness reentry program

Alimony, BBA, BBA Newsletter, Child Support, Family Law

I am delighted to be presenting with Raquel Webster, Senior General Counsel for National Grid, on the topic of family law and the Readiness Re-Entry Program as established by the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program, Class of 2013. This program seeks to educate former inmates on a wide array of topics, including employment […]

Don’t Get Creative With Alimony

Alimony, alimony reform act, division of assets, divorce and separation, interpretation of alimony statute, Massachusetts alimony, modification of alimony, new alimony law, new case

Hassey v. Hassey (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-074-14) By: Tom Egan in Appeals Court, Family Law, Fulltext Opinion June 25, 2014 NOTICE: All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, […]

Interplay Between Restraining Orders and Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self Incrimination

209A, abuse prevention order, Domestic Violence, hearing, probate and family court, protection, self-incrimination, Supreme Court

What the heck does that mean? In a recent Supreme Court Case, SINGH v. CAPUANO , the Supreme Court held that an evidentiary hearing must be held in a restraining order case and that the statute 209A must be closely followed and that one’s right against self-incrimination is weighed in the context of the hearing […]

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