Recent family law decisions

BBA Newsletter, Current Case Law, Current Family Law, Recent family law decisions 128 decisions

Commonwealth v. Washington W (2012) The Commonwealth appeals from orders of a judge In the Juvenile Court dismissing two youthful offender indictments charging the juvenile with statutory rape. The judge ordered the dismissal after finding that the juvenile had suffered presumptive and actual prejudice from the “Commonwealth’s willful and repeated failure to comply with discovery […]

Think Before Divorce

Divorce, Family Law

Here are some recent statistics from a seminar which I attended that paint a disturbing picture of the divorce process and should give any lawyer pause before filing their next divorce case: Children of Divorce are: twice as likely to drop out of school as those from intact homes three time as apt to have […]

What a 209A Means for the Kids

209A, Domestic Violence, Family Law

209A Abuse Prevention orders are valuable tools to protect families from domestic violence. A judge can issue a 209A that requires an abuser to stay away from his or her partner, or extend the order to include any children in the household. Because of the power of a 209A (they often are in effect for […]

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