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Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Dec 16

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…
    Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time…
  • Dec 10

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first
    The idea of retiring on a beach in Central America or in a quaint village in Europe might seem idyllic. But before you think seriously about retiring in another country, be sure you know all the tax and estate planning rules. A lot of people…
  • Dec 3

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
Rank this Week: 3147

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4745

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2390

Massachusetts Personal Injury…

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettspersonalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Plaintiff Prevails in a Rocky Situation to Litigate Her Claim

    Plaintiff Prevails in a Rocky Situation to Litigate Her Claim
    Elephant Rock Beach Club, Inc., the Defendant, operated a a private beach club in Westport, Massachusetts.  The area, as well as the beach along the property, was open to members and their paid guests to use the property and…
  • Nov 29

    Lightning Strikes, But No Good Luck for Plaintiff’s Suit…

    Lightning Strikes, But No Good Luck for Plaintiff’s Suit…
    Tim Kerin, a homeowner in Florida, had an outdoor fire pit equipped with gas.  Gastite CSST is used in home and commercial structures throughout the country in order to provide gas.  Mr. Kerin brought suit against Titeflex…
  • Nov 28

    Attaching Property to Secure Fund

    Attaching Property to Secure Fund
    After an individual has been sucessful in the court and has been awarded a sum of money, it can some times be difficult to actually acquire the judge or jury determined amount. For instance, if a plaintiff sues a defendant for fire damage to…
Rank this Week: 2118

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Hernandez Co-Defendant Seeks to Dismiss Charges Against Her

    Hernandez Co-Defendant Seeks to Dismiss Charges Against Her
    Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player, was found murdered in an industrial park in Attleboro in June 2013. Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was ultimately charged with Lloyd’s murder. Three other individuals were also…
  • Nov 10

    “Polite” Burglar on the Loose

    “Polite” Burglar on the Loose
    According to an article in The Boston Globe, there is a so-called “polite” burglar on the loose. The article states that a man has broken into a number of Middlesex County homes via windows on the first floor or basement.…
  • Nov 7

    Framingham Woman Charged with Sex for a Fee, Larceny

    Framingham Woman Charged with Sex for a Fee, Larceny
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a woman was arrested for soliciting sex and stealing from one of her johns. The article states that the woman, Andrea Fazio, was at a party on Kendall Street in Framingham. The police were…
Rank this Week: 3219

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4952

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers…

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts criminal law, including suppression motions and drug crimes. By Law Office of Gregory V. St. Cyr

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Celtics' Assistant Coach Criminally Charged in What Appears to be Civil Dispute

    Celtics' Assistant Coach Criminally Charged in What Appears to be Civil Dispute
    "Larceny by Check" charges were brought against Walter McCarty in the Framingham District Court last week. The former Celtics player and present assistant coach apparently wrote a check to a cabinet maker without enough money in his account…
  • Apr 1

    Marijuana Brownies for Children Results in Charges Against Father

    Marijuana Brownies for Children Results in Charges Against Father
    Distribution of Marijuana and Child Edangerment. Those charges were read against Christopher Desimone and his girlfriend Ann Marie Farrow in the Attleboro District Court on Monday. According to the Sun Chronicle, Desimone is a divorced…
  • Mar 24

    Drug Charges Stem from Alleged "Meaningless Drive" in Norwood

    Drug Charges Stem from Alleged "Meaningless Drive" in Norwood
    The Norwood Police seized cocaine from two men in the Home Depot parking lot last week after a detective watched them meet and drive around the parking lot. According to the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin, detective David Eysie had…
Rank this Week: 3386

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and…

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Informational advice and musings on Massachusetts wills, trusts and estates. By Danielle G. Van Ess.

http://dgvelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Astrid Is Doing Remarkably Well!

    Astrid Is Doing Remarkably Well!
    As most of you know by now, DGVE law's Client Liaison and Paralegal, Astrid A. Muhammad, had brain surgery at the end of August to remove a benign but invasive brain tumor.  Within days she was texting me to check on…
  • Oct 19

    October 20-26, 2014 is National…

    October 20-26, 2014 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess of the family-friendly, Hingham, Massachusetts law firm DGVE law, LLC wants to help you “protect your family, yourself, and your…
  • Apr 25

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston
    As a mother of 4 little girls ranging in age from baby to elementary school, Attorney-Mama Danielle G. Van Ess will be the first to tell it like it is:  Motherhood is NOT for the faint of heart.That's why DGVE law®  is…
Rank this Week: 4297

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers…

Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts personal injury law on animal attacks, car accidents, premises liability and slip and fall accidents. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation

    Nursing Homes Offering Dementia Care Subject to New Regulation
    As of February 28, 2014, the Department of Public Health (DPH) implemented new amended regulations involving the requirements for the care of residents with dementia. The new regulations, which are summarized in DPH Circular Letter: DHCQ -…
  • Aug 22

    OSHA Penalizes Contractor for Serious Risk of Worker Electrocution at Massachusetts Construction Site

    OSHA Penalizes Contractor for Serious Risk of Worker Electrocution at Massachusetts Construction Site
    According to a recent press release, a local contractor faces fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arising from OSHA's discovery of electrocution hazards that pose serious safety risks to workers at the…
  • Aug 19

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital

    New Massachusetts Law May Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Medical Errors in Hospital
    Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law a new measure that requires Massachusetts hospitals to limit the number of patients that registered nurses working in intensive care units (ICUs) will be required to oversee at once. Under the…
Rank this Week: 4726

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
  • Oct 6

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use

    Fully Conforming Structure Not Tainted By Nonconforming Use
    In a case of first impression, the Appeals Court recently ruled that a dimensionally conforming structure used for a nonconforming use can't be considered a nonconforming structure under M.G. L. c. 40A, §…
Rank this Week: 3424

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

Covers workers' compensation. By Kantrovitz & Associates P.C.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3029

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED
    On August 27, 2014, EG, a 58 year old married mother of two children went into the Whole Foods Market in Andover. She filled her shopping cart with about $150.00 worth of food; unfortunately she filled her pocketbook with about $130.00 worth…
  • Sep 16

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED
    On July 19, 2014 SI, a 46 year old letter carrier from Malden, asked his 16 year old son to get ready for bed. SI and his son got into an argument. The son told SI to go f__k himself. The son alleged that SI then struck the son across the…
  • Sep 16

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED
    For 25 years RJ had a secret love for CL, a woman RJ had worked with for 4 years from 1989 to 1993. RJ was very very shy and never asked CL out on a date and never told her of his affections for her. For 25 years RJ "kept tabs" on CL, knowing…
Rank this Week: 4965

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 5029

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Covers DUI, OUI, DWI law, and gaming law.

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Aug 8

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett
    Medical malpractice cases include (among others): Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other progressive and otherwise treatable diseases; Surgical errors, such as performing wrong-sided surgery, unnecessary…
  • Dec 13

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION
    On December 11, 2013, Caesars Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission claiming that the state’s top gambling regulator failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest…
  • Apr 18

    Mass Gaming Commission Opens Region C to Commercial Casino Developer

    Mass Gaming Commission Opens Region C to Commercial Casino Developer
    After much discussion on April 18, 2013, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to open Region C (Southeastern, Massachusetts) to commercial casino developers.  Previously, the Commission had delayed the application…
Rank this Week: 3730

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Covers family law, divorce mediation and collaborative law. By Howard I. Goldstein.

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice
    Proud to announce my participation as one of the co-authors of this award winning book on Collaborative Practice published by Massachusetts Continuing Education (MCLE NEW ENGLAND)  Thanks to all of the co-authors who participated and to…
  • Jun 23

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally
    Custody battles over the kids? So old school. Melanie and Antonio are just one of thousands of couples going to war over their pets. When Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas announced the end of their nearly two-decade marriage, they…
  • Apr 2

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court added new clarification today in its opinion in the Holmes case (see full opinion here). In Holmes, Husband was ordered to pay temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce modification…
Rank this Week: 3908

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

Covers divorce, separation and other family-related matters. By Larri Tonelli Parker.

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Jul 2

    It’s not too late to RSVP!

    It’s not too late to RSVP!
    It’s not too late to register for Customer Appreciation Day tonight 5-7PM We are stocked up and ready to help you kick off the 4th of July Holiday! For all to enjoy, see you soon.      
  • Jun 12

    Congratulations class of 2014!

    Congratulations class of 2014!
  • May 27

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
              Feeling grateful while celebrating Memorial Day week, with family, friends, old friends and new friends, experiencing optimism, good karma and happy people.   “Happiness is someone to love,…
Rank this Week: 4276

Yes, We're Together

Yes, We're Together

Two lawyers challenging the assumptions and assuming the challenges of interracial love in the 21st century.

http://www.yesweretogether.com/
  • Jun 13

    The Anatomy of An African Dad Meltdown

    The Anatomy of An African Dad Meltdown
    I've spent a lot of time in the card section of retail stores lately.  With the sheer number of people in our combined families of origin, the amount we spend on greeting cards during the Spring and Summer months could be a line item in…
  • Jun 9

    Participants (STILL) Needed: Calling all NYC and MA Interracial Couple

    Participants (STILL) Needed: Calling all NYC and MA Interracial Couple
    In 2011 I had the privilege of connecting with Marya Mtshali, a Sociology PhD student at Boston College.  After noticing a glaring need when it came to research around interracial relationships -- particularly those involving Black…
  • Dec 31

    My Top Interracial Moments of 2013

    My Top Interracial Moments of 2013
    2013 was quieter than usual on the blog, but not when it came to stories about race and relationships in the 21st century. Here are the interracial moments that caught my eye (and side-eye) the year:The Declaration of Kanye West "And a…
Rank this Week: 3436

Charnas Law Firm Blog

Charnas Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://charnaslawfirm.com/blog
  • Jun 10

    Trenching: A Dangerous Construction Job

    Trenching: A Dangerous Construction Job
    Trenching: Summary Trenching is one of the most dangerous aspects of construction work. It is used to excavate ground for electrical wiring, plumbing and for other reasons results in construction site accidents that claim on average two lives…
  • Jun 1

    Bike sharing, a safety problem

    Bike sharing, a safety problem
    Green does not always mean “GO”! At least not without a helmet.   * Readers of this article should be aware that helmet laws vary from state to state
  • May 25

    Construction Accidents: Causes and Culpability

    Construction Accidents: Causes and Culpability
    On site Fatalities According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction site accidents accounted for 19.3% of all fatalities among U.S workers in 2012. Of these, statistics show that the leading causes of death on construction sites were…
Rank this Week: 2318

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current issues in Massachusetts divorce and family law. By Steven Ballard.

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2099

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

http://www.massachusettsfamilylawfirm.com/blog
  • Jun 2

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania
    About ten years ago, a same-sex couple married on the first day that the state of Massachusetts allowed for legalized same-sex weddings. According to a report in the L.A. Times, the women relocated to Pennsylvania with their one-year-old…
  • May 26

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett
    Custody determinations are extremely challenging during the divorce process. Emotions are high as parents work, struggle and sometimes fight to decide the best living arrangements for their children. Custody mediation is meant to ease the…
  • May 19

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement
    Another celebrity divorce scandal is in the newspapers. This time, the controversy involves comedian and talk show host Sherri Shepherd and her husband of nearly three years. According to the Los Angeles Times, the major areas of contention…
Rank this Week: 3611

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • May 5

    Employers Beware: When A Lateral Transfer of an Employee Constitutes An Adverse Employment Action

    Employers Beware: When A Lateral Transfer of an Employee Constitutes An Adverse Employment Action
    A Massachusetts Court recently decided that a lateral transfer of an employee could be considered an "adverse employment action" for the purposes of a retaliation claim despite no wage or benefits cuts. In Kelley v. Commonwealth, et al., the…
  • Apr 29

    GRONK: A Lesson in Trademark Infringement

    GRONK: A Lesson in Trademark Infringement
    Rob Gronkowski is commonly known by his nickname GRONK. But did you ever have a brainstorm for a popular t-shirt featuring GRONK or any other Boston athletes' nickname? Well if you did, you should check the trademark database before printing…
  • Mar 28

    Can An Online Reviewer Be Sued For Defamation For Posting A Negative Review?

    Can An Online Reviewer Be Sued For Defamation For Posting A Negative Review?
    As online review sites such as Yelp continue to grow in popularity, many users may wonder if a negative post can subject the user to a defamation lawsuit. This issue was recently addressed by the United States District Court for the District…
Rank this Week: 2487

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy and debtor issues. By Goldstein and Clegg LLC.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/bankruptcy_blog
  • Apr 30

    Student loan debt should be addressed by the bankruptcy code

    Student loan debt should be addressed by the bankruptcy code
    A lot of consumers getting out of college these days are facing a massive amount of debt.  The reason for this is that they tried to improve themselves by going to highly reputable and expensive universities with the expectation of…
  • Sep 10

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy
    Many consumers have been finding the tough economy a bit too much to handle of late and the number of bankruptcy filings are practically on the rise. In fact, the financial trend has changed so much that what was once considered a social …
  • May 19

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill
    Many people have suffered the loss of a job due to an illness. When that happens, your debt can build up very quickly. In addition, many times when you loose a job, you also can loose your health insurance, and then face staggering medical…
Rank this Week: 2220

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Boston Injury Attorney Blog

Comments on injury law. By Heinlein & Beeler P.C.

http://www.bostoninjuryattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2533

Workplace Safety Blog

Workplace Safety Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Workplace Safety Task Force.

http://www.workplacesafety-blog.com/
  • Apr 4

    DEFENDANTS ORDERED TO PAY PLAINTIFF $7.25 MILLION IN WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION INVOLVING EXPOSOSURE TO ASBESTOS

    DEFENDANTS ORDERED TO PAY PLAINTIFF $7.25 MILLION IN WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION INVOLVING EXPOSOSURE TO ASBESTOS
    The jury awarded a plaintiff in an asbestos lawsuit $7.25 million in his case against RSCC Wire & Cable. The lawsuit was filed by the family of a shipbuilder that died due to mesothelioma. The family was won survival damages and wrongful…
  • Mar 21

    FORMER EMPLOYEE'S ESTATE SUES CHEVRON FOR NEGLIGENT EXPOSURE TO BENZENE

    FORMER EMPLOYEE'S ESTATE SUES CHEVRON FOR NEGLIGENT EXPOSURE TO BENZENE
    A Chevron U.S.A. employee's surviving son and daughter are suing the company on behalf of their father for gross negligence. The Plaintiffs allege that Chevron knowingly exposed their father, Joseph Guidry, to carcinogenic chemicals and that…
  • Mar 17

    EMPLOYEE WHO WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH ANTICIPATED HIS DEMISE FOR MONTHS

    EMPLOYEE WHO WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH ANTICIPATED HIS DEMISE FOR MONTHS
    Frank Johnson Sr., a worker at Republic Steel in Lorain, Ohio, had worried for four or five months right before his death that "somebody is going to get killed" on the job and he hoped "it ain't me." Tragically, Mr. Johnson's fears came true…
Rank this Week: 2026

Modern Times Legal Patent Blog

Modern Times Legal Patent Blog

Covers patent prosecution and strategy. By Robert J. Sayre.

http://www.mxlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Patents 101 at Harvard University

    Patents 101 at Harvard University
    I am lecturing on patents at Harvard this Thursday (March 27). Drop in at Maxwell Dworkin G125 @ 4 pm. For more details, please visit: http://www.seas.harvard.edu/calendar/event/77001 Thanks for subscribing to the MX Legal patent blog.…
  • Apr 17

    Appearing at Venture Cafe this Thursday for open Patent Attorney Q&A

    Appearing at Venture Cafe this Thursday for open Patent Attorney Q&A
    Colleague, Travis Johnson and I will be fielding patent-related questions at the Venture Cafe in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, from 4-5 pm this Thursday, 17 April 2012. Please stop by. Colleague Cynthia Gilbert will join us again next…
  • Jan 19

    New post at Inovia Blog re patenting in Africa

    New post at Inovia Blog re patenting in Africa
    Per a request from Inovia, I recently wrote a guest for their Foreign Filing Blog, entitled, "Inside Perspective on Patenting at the African Regional Intellectual Property Office", where I shared some insights that I thought readers would…
Rank this Week: 4229

Attorney Peter Vickery

Attorney Peter Vickery

Covers copyright, trademark, anti-discrimination, and election law.

http://attorneypetervickery.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?
    What rights do landowners have when a pipeline company takes part of their property by eminent domain? As I mentioned on Monte Belmonte's show on the River, although federal law governs the taking itself, state law determines the meaning of…
  • Feb 17

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law
    According to TV and print media, a new natural-gas pipeline might soon stretch 250 miles across northern Massachusetts, winding its way under a dozen or so towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties. The extension depends on several factors,…
  • Jul 9

    Affirmative Action after Fisher

    Affirmative Action after Fisher
    A stable society depends on the rule of law, which involves, among other things, legal certainty. This is a simple principle that means people should have a reasonable sense of what is lawful and what is not. It also depends on the general…
Rank this Week: 3987

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

    This Blog Has Moved
    I’ve been posting on this blog since 2007 when I first started and I’m very proud of it. Because I want to consolidate my websites, this blog and all its posts have been moved to my main website.  For future updates to this…
  • Oct 30

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?
    In order to modify a current order of custody or a parenting plan that’s in place, you have to start a separate action with the Probate and Family Court called a Complaint for Modification.  Before considering filing such an…
  • Oct 12

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 4438

Helping Injured

Helping Injured

Cover personal injury litigation. By Mazow McCullough.

http://www.helpinginjured.com/blog
  • Feb 14

    Man Pinned by Car at Dorchester, MA Gas Station

    Man Pinned by Car at Dorchester, MA Gas Station
    A local man sustained serious leg injuries after being pinned between his vehicle and a post for more than 10 minutes while pumping gas in Dorchester on Sunday morning. His vehicle was hit by another vehicle driven by a woman who reported she…
  • Feb 4

    Keeping Safe During Winter Weather

    Keeping Safe During Winter Weather
    A storm is set to strike New England as of Wednesday, February 4, 2014 so get ready for a difficult commute! Boston Globe Meteorologist David Epstein is predicting a total of 9-12 inches for upper MA and 6-10 inches in Boston and surrounding…
  • Jan 29

    Fatal Car Accident on Route 128 Southbound in Framingham, MA

    Fatal Car Accident on Route 128 Southbound in Framingham, MA
    A Framingham woman died yesterday after a mattress flew off of the roof of what is being described as a large white dump truck with a white cab and dark, wooded sides. The vehicle travelling directly in front of the now deceased woman stopped…
Rank this Week: 4870

Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Massachusetts Personal Injury Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, dog bites and other accidents. By Christopher F. Earley.

http://christopherfearley.typepad.com/massachusetts_personal_in/
  • Jan 28

    What My Clients Say About Me...

    What My Clients Say About Me...
    "Chris, stood by me through the whole process. He was always there to answer any questions I had. Even after the case was complete I had an issues with a bank and he also help me out. Very Stand up...
  • Jan 2

    Injured On The Job? Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE Consultation! (24/7 Availability)

    Injured On The Job? Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE Consultation! (24/7 Availability)
    *You need a workers comp lawyer that will protect your rights. If you don't have one, you are at a huge disadvantage. *Get the compensation you deserve. *Call me now at 617 338 7400 if you, a loved one, or...
  • Oct 22

    Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer - Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE CONSULTATION!

    Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer - Call 617 338 7400 Now For Your FREE CONSULTATION!
    Sadly, construction workers in Massachusetts are injured much too frequently on the job. Hard working Massachusetts construction workers are oftentimes exposed to hazardous working conditions without proper safeguards in place. As a result,…
Rank this Week: 2019

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Information about laws that protect you as a consumer. By Deborah G. Roher.

http://roherlaw.net/
  • Dec 24

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!
    So, maybe you are among the 40,000,000 Target shoppers whose credit and debit card accounts have been compromised by a security breach that took place over the three weeks after Thanksgiving.  In response, consumers are being warned to…
  • Nov 27

    CFPB: Our government at its best

    CFPB: Our government at its best
    I recently returned from the annual training event at which over 900 consumer lawyers shared their successes and challenges and were brought up to date on the latest rules, court cases, and public policy issues in the world of consumer…
  • Dec 7

    Why don’t they vote?

    Why don’t they vote?
    It’s now a truism that the recent election was characterized — and won — by armies of grass-roots staffers and volunteers approaching voters one-on-one to make the case for President Obama and supportive House and Senate…
Rank this Week: 3260

M&A Law Blog

M&A Law Blog

Covers mergers and acquisitions. By LeClair Ryan.

http://mandalawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Time to Plan an Exit Strategy

    Time to Plan an Exit Strategy
    Many former business owners will tell you that they started to contemplate selling their business only one year before, if at all. Experienced exit planners and strategists explain, however, that since this is a process, it should require 3-5…
  • Nov 5

    Earn Out and Escrow Account Provisions: Sellers and Buyers Beware

    Earn Out and Escrow Account Provisions: Sellers and Buyers Beware
    In the practice area of acquisitions, Sellers and Buyers alike should be careful about earn outs and escrow accounts provisions in their transaction documents. Although each serves a very different purpose, the aftermath of applying these…
  • Oct 22

    The Courageou

    The Courageou
    In order for an entrepreneur to be in business, it requires certain courage, strength of character, conviction and perseverance. As a business emerges, every day presents an obstacle or challenge, depending upon your perspective.…
Rank this Week: 4010

Workers' Injury Rights

Workers' Injury Rights

Covers workers' compensation, workers' rights and workplace safety. By the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl.

http://workersinjuryrights.com/
  • Nov 7

    Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now

    Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now
    Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Mayberry was a small town, loosely based on Mount Airy, N.C., the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, who played the…
  • Nov 4

    Why The Republicans Should Not Cut Food Stamp

    Why The Republicans Should Not Cut Food Stamp
    Facts about food stamps. Click on this image to see it full size. Today’s post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm. I write about a debate now occurring in Congress in which the… Continue…
  • Oct 28

    Group of women file discrimination lawsuit against UConn alleging university failed to protect them

    Group of women file discrimination lawsuit against UConn alleging university failed to protect them
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nhregister.com HARTFORD Seven women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at the University of Connecticut have…
Rank this Week: 3266

Massachusetts Prenuptial…

Massachusetts Prenuptial Agreements

By Gabriel Cheong.

http://www.massachusetts-prenuptial-agreements.com/
  • Sep 26

    Alimony and Prenuptial Agreement

    Alimony and Prenuptial Agreement
    One of the most typical reasons that couples want to get a prenup done before marriage has to do with everyone’s fear of Alimony.  Alimony is money that one spouse pays to another spouse during or after a divorce to maintain the…
  • May 17

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part III)

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part III)
    Previously, I had discussed why both person must have his or her own attorney when signing a prenuptial agreement, as well as what the job of a drafting attorney is.  Now, I will discuss what exactly the reviewing attorney does. …
  • May 16

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part II)

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part II)
    As discussed in my last post, in Massachusetts, a prenuptial agreement is only valid if each person has his or her own attorney.  While I explained the why, I didn’t explain the how: namely, the job of each attorney.  It would…
Rank this Week: 2917

The Charge

The Charge

Incorporates history and legal analysis to raise questions on criminal justice issues. By Victoria Nadel.

http://vln-thecharge.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Has the Supreme Judicial Court Disavowed Automatic Standing for Possessory Offenses?

    Has the Supreme Judicial Court Disavowed Automatic Standing for Possessory Offenses?
    Massachusetts courts decided long ago that where a possessory offense is charged, a defendant has automatic standing to challenge evidence. In a recent case, the Supreme Judicial Court seemed to pull back from that determination.  In…
  • Jul 22

    Our Republic's Long Tale Continue

    Our Republic's Long Tale Continue
    “Your tale is of the longest," observed Monks, moving restlessly in his chair.  “It is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man," returned Mr. Brownlow, "and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy…
  • Jul 15

    The End of Joint Venture for Possessory Firearm Offenses: Commonwealth v. Humphries Exposes Theory Flaw

    The End of Joint Venture for Possessory Firearm Offenses: Commonwealth v. Humphries Exposes Theory Flaw
    Massachusetts has developed a rather unusual approach to accomplice liability when the Commonwealth's theory of the case is one of joint venture.  Having torn down the distinction between principal and participant, joint venture allows…
Rank this Week: 3640

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and defense in Massachusetts. By the Law Office of Robert J. Wheeler, Jr.

http://www.bostoncriminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Supreme Court rules on forced DNA swabbing as part of booking procedure

    Supreme Court rules on forced DNA swabbing as part of booking procedure
    The Supreme Court held today that taking and analyzing an arrestee's cheek swab for DNA is like fingerprinting and photographing and is a legitimate booking procedure, reasonable under the Fourth Amendment. In Maryland v. King, the facts…
  • May 9

    Massachusetts drug distribution and probable cause to search a home

    Massachusetts drug distribution and probable cause to search a home
    Here in Massachusetts, probable cause to believe that drugs will be found in one's home cannot be established by the simple fact that a known drug dealer lives in the home. There is a large body of law dealing with questions of whether there…
  • May 3

    Developments in Massachusetts marijuana crimes defense

    Developments in Massachusetts marijuana crimes defense
    Last month, the highest court in our Commonwealth issued opinions that will favorably affect persons accused of Massachusetts marijuana crimes. In Commonwealth v. Jackson, the court decided that socially sharing small amounts of marijuana…
Rank this Week: 3823

One Law Blawg

One Law Blawg

Covers legal developments, trends and technology. By Jay Roncone.

http://onelawblawg.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Long Distance Parenting is Never Easy.

    Long Distance Parenting is Never Easy.
    I have had the experience of representing many fathers and mothers who have resided quite a distance from their child. The reasons vary, from relocation due to employment, or to be closer to one's family. Regardless of the reasons, coming up…
  • May 13

    Military Pensions Can Be a Valuable Marital Asset

    Military Pensions Can Be a Valuable Marital Asset
    If you or your spouse have a military pension, it is likely a valuable marital asset which can be tricky to divide. The benefits arising out of military pensions for Massachusetts couples considering divorce are often hotly contested between…
  • Dec 14

    Facebook "Outs" Father Who Claims He Can't Afford Child Support.

    Facebook "Outs" Father Who Claims He Can't Afford Child Support.
    Here is an interesting article. Father apparently has petitioned the Probate Court to reduce his child support citing he can't afford to pay. The Court was shown his Facebook page where he was shown flaunting cash and travel.  Another…
Rank this Week: 4547

Suffolk Law Library Blog

Suffolk Law Library Blog

http://suffolklawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Legal Research Workshop

    Legal Research Workshop
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment?  Come to any of our 30-minute workshops and sharpen your research skills, stand out in a sea of resumes, and prepare yourself for summer jobs and beyond.  We're…
  • Mar 11

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment? The law library and the LPS faculty are co-sponsoring Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the 1st floor…
  • Dec 20

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental
    A British Judge rejected a bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental."A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a…
Rank this Week: 2594

Brockton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Brockton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents. By the Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa.

http://www.brocktonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Five Hurt in Car Crash at Dangerous Downtown Brockton Intersection

    Five Hurt in Car Crash at Dangerous Downtown Brockton Intersection
    Five people were taken to the hospital following a recent two-vehicle crash in downtown Brockton. According to local police, the collision occurred at the often busy intersection of Warren Avenue and Pleasant Street around 10 am. Following…
  • Feb 15

    Pedestrian Suffers Head Injury in Crash on Route 9 in Framingham

    Pedestrian Suffers Head Injury in Crash on Route 9 in Framingham
    A 41-year-old Framingham woman reportedly sustained head trauma when she was struck by an automobile while crossing Route 9 near California Avenue. According to Police Lieutenant Ronald Brandolini, the woman was crossing the road in an area…
  • Jan 28

    West Bridgewater Police Pull Over 51 Drivers in Four Hours for Texting Behind the Wheel

    West Bridgewater Police Pull Over 51 Drivers in Four Hours for Texting Behind the Wheel
    The West Bridgewater Police Department recently stopped 51 motorists in fours for allegedly texting while behind the wheel of an automobile. 14 drivers received a warning ticket and the remaining 37 motorists were issued a $100 citation for…
Rank this Week: 3603

Consider the Risks

Consider the Risks

Covers insurance law issues. By Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye.

http://www.princelobelinsuranceblog.com
  • Feb 13

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)

    Moving Risk Management to the Nano-scale (Literally and Figuratively)
    One problem with the implementation of risk management (the identification, reduction, and allocation of negative contingencies) as a process is size. Let’s face it, broad-based risk management takes a back seat in small organizations…
  • Nov 3

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist

    ST.O.L.I. on the Rocks With a Twist
    A few months ago, we wrote about the concept of insurable interest and the potential challenges that life insurers face when seeking to avoid stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions. In particular, New York’s highest court…
  • Oct 12

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat

    The CGL Intellectual Property Exclusion Gets a Workout and Beats a Right of Publicity Claim Without Breaking a Sweat
    In a recent decision, (Aroa Marketing, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Co. of Midwest, 198 Cal. App. 4th 781 (2011)), the California Court of Appeals upheld a trial court dismissal (without leave to amend) of an insured’s suit for breach of the…
Rank this Week: 4217

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 4111

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Offers commentary and analysis for entrepreneurs and startups. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.emergingenterprisecenterblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.
    I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and everyone is nervous that they will mess up in light of all the…
  • Sep 7

    Dealing with Preference

    Dealing with Preference
    The outcomes of negotiations around preferences never seem to have a compelling logic.  Under a particular set of circumstances is there a compelling reason why the A and B should be equal (pari passu, as lawyers like to say) in the…
  • Aug 12

    Redemption and Misunderstanding

    Redemption and Misunderstanding
    I recently ran into this situation around a very standard redemption provision. About a year after the initial close, my client went to raise a medium sized extension round.  They found a lead for the extension and everything went well. …
Rank this Week: 3879

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 2799

The Education Rights Blawg

The Education Rights Blawg

Covers your child’s rights and keeps you up-to-date on legal developments in the fields of school and special education law. By Fabisch Law, L.L.C.

http://educationrights.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3708

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Published by Law Offices of D. Lev, PC

http://www.bostonbankruptcyattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy
    With a slow economic recovery and persistently high unemployment rates, bankruptcy may be a good option for some people. Since each person's situation is unique, perhaps the one universally true statement about personal bankruptcy is that it…
  • Jun 1

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge
    Nadya Suleman, known in the media as the "Octomom," recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, claiming up to $1 million in debt owed to twenty-one creditors.
  • Nov 21

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie
    The loss of a job is always devastating, throwing one's life into disarray and uncertainty. It can also be a major factor in the decision to seek personal bankruptcy. As the economy continues to sputter along for many people, these concerns…
Rank this Week: 3092

Mass Appeal!

Mass Appeal!

Covers appellate issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Cameron.

http://www.mattcameronlaw.com/mass-appeal/
  • May 31

    Dumb… and DOMA

    Dumb… and DOMA
    A sampling of today’s headlines: (1) DOMA RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY FEDERAL APPEALS COURT
  • Dec 7

    There Is No Line

    There Is No Line
    If you like Mass Appeal, please be sure to check out  There Is No Line, my newest blogging venture. TINL intends to provide actual facts in response to actual arguments and assertions made by actual people—some of whom are merely misguided…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2

    Massachusetts v. The Internet: Commonwealth 0, Internet 2
    This week’s cautionary tale in sloppy, reactionary lawmaking comes courtesy (as it so often does) of the Massachusetts legislature.
Rank this Week: 4530