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August 2016 Archives

Massachusetts Port Authority files breach of contract suit

Price is probably one of the first details that companies discuss when entering into contract negotiations. Similarly, price is also typically considered one of the essential elements of a business contract. Yet a recent lawsuit, brought by the Massachusetts Port Authority, demonstrates that even this detail can give rise to commercial litigation.

Estate planning tip: consider a living revocable trust

After an individual’s passing, the reason that a will must be probated is that a court must officially transfer title of the deceased’s assets to the named beneficiaries. A living revocable trust circumvents this requirement because it transfers title to the trust, all while an individual is still alive.

A prenuptial agreement can reveal a partner's financial values

Couples may not want to talk about finances before marriage, but this conversation could be just as important as other lifestyle decisions, such as whether to have kids and what kind of values will be conveyed to them.

Can sole custody be requested over the other parent's objection?

Are there reasons to oppose joint custody? The question almost seems anachronistic, given the current trend for shared legal custody awards. Nevertheless, our family law firm has helped clients who have had concerns about the other parent’s ability to provide a stable, nurturing environment.

Did the Supreme Court's ruling modify all same-sex family issues?

Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, but the scope of family law is broader than marriage. Take the recent example of a same-sex couple that got married in a neighboring state and had a child by artificial insemination before the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision. Since the couple’s home state did not yet recognize same-sex marriage as legal, only the name of the spouse who gave birth to the child was listed on the birth certificate.

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