Today Governor Patrick signed the Alimony Reform Act into law. The new law, which will take effect in March of 2012, places much-needed duration limits upon alimony awards in Massachusetts. If you are currently paying or receiving an alimony award, the new law may have an impact on your case. Contact a local family law attorney to see how the new law may help you.
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Although our court system is based upon an adversarial process, pitting one side against the other, it is important for litigants and attorneys alike to remind themselves that we do not have to become adversaries. For attorneys, it is possible to zealously advocate for our clients while also behaving in a professional and ethical manner in our interactions with the opposing party. Litigants, whether it is a divorcing couple or two business owners fighting over a bill, can still act civilly...
After being unanimously passed by the House on July 20, 2011, the much awaitedAlimony Reform Act of 2011 wasunanimously passed by the Senate today, July 28, 2011. The bill now awaits Governor Patrick's signature before it becomes effective. It is expected that the new law will take effect in March of 2012. If you are currently paying or receiving an alimony award, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney to see how this new law may impact you.
When I first wrote about the potential for alimony reform in Massachusetts, it seemed as though we were about to see some changes to our antiquated alimony laws. That was more than a year ago (http://www.bostonherald.com/business/womens/general/view.bg?articleid=1235550) and, subsequently, pending legislation was stalledby intense battles over the nature of what the reform should be between activists, legislators and family law attorneys.With the filing of a new bill,the Alimony Reform Act of...
If the police pull you over on suspicion of drunk driving, do you have to take a breathalyzer or perform field sobriety tests?
The short answer is no, you are not required to take a breathalyzer test or perform field sobriety tests if you are pulled over by the police on suspicion of drunk driving. The only thing that you must do is give the officer your license and registration when asked. Your refusal to perform field sobriety tests or to take a breathalyzer test cannot be used as evidence against you during your trial, but there are otherconsequences if you refuse to perform these tests. Some factors to think...
In these challenging economic times, businesses are facing more legalproblems than ever. In order to protect your business and its assets, it is important that you take immediate and proper action when served with a summons and complaint. Delaying or ignoring the problem will wind up being costly and detrimental to your business in the long run. Here are a few tips on steps to takeafter you have been served with a lawsuit.