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When do Massachusetts judges order supervised visitation?

Some of our more frequent Worcester readers can attest to the fact that not all child custody cases are a challenge. Sometimes, simple guidance from the courts is all parents need in order to come to a fair and reasonable visitation agreement that allows both parents to maintain a relationship with their child or children. But as you can imagine, some cases can involve issues that might make a resolution less straightforward.

You can't build there! A look at zoning laws in Massachusetts

Whether you're a business owner or an individual simply looking to build your first home, there is something that you probably both have in common. At some point, you have probably both said, "This looks like a great place to build a property!" As you will soon find out though, thinking this and acting on it are two completely different things.

What is Chapter 11 and who can file for it in Massachusetts?

Switching gears from family law, but still continuing our discussion about debts, divorce and bankruptcy from earlier this week, we wanted to answer a question that might be on the minds of our Worcester readers at this very moment. The question concerns Chapter 11 bankruptcy and just so happens to be the title of today's post.

Debts, divorce and bankruptcy: a combo our lawyers can handle

Because most people only have a very limited understanding of the law, many find themselves woefully unprepared to handle the complex legal situations that can sometimes arise when getting a divorce. In a lot of cases, couples have been married for a number of years, intermixing their assets as well as their debts. When presented with a divorce, tensions run high, making it difficult for couples to come to a consensus about who owes what.

A look at prenuptial agreements in Massachusetts

If you're an avid follower of our blog, then you've likely read a number of our posts regarding marital agreements. As you've probably gathered, these legal documents can be incredibly useful, especially during the property division step of a divorce.

Adoption isn't always about the legalese but the emotions as well

There are a lot of people here in Massachusetts who are not as familiar with the area of family law as our Worcester readers are. That's because they, unlike our readers, are not frequent visitors to our blog and are not exposed to all of the issues associated with family law. This generally means that their idea of what a family law issue is might be confined to just divorce or child custody.

Judge utilizes social media to serve divorce papers

A lot of people consider divorce to be one of the most challenging things they will ever encounter in their lifetime. What starts as the difficult decision to dissolve the marriage quickly moves into the next challenge: serving your spouse divorce papers. Here in Massachusetts, this must be done within 90 days of filing a complaint. The court summons is then delivered to your spouse via a sheriff or constable.

Kardashian and Humphries reach divorce settlement

As readers of our Massachusetts family law blog may be aware, the divorce between reality star Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries has been finalized. The matter had previously been set to go to trial later this year, but the pair have been able to reach an agreement to avoid further litigation. The ongoing legal battle between the couple has been making headlines since they split following 72 days of marriage. Kardashian filed for divorce in October of 2011, and more than a year and a half of litigation has ensued. It is reported that Humphries, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, will not receive any money from Kardashian in the divorce settlement.

Wife of former MLB owner alleges fraud in asset valuation

Massachusetts residents who follow major league baseball have probably heard about the recent sale of the Dodgers for $2.15 billion to a conglomerate of investors that including the famous basketball player "Magic" Johnson and others. Now, the former owner's ex-wife has sued the former owner, seeking to set aside her divorce settlement as a fraud. According to her, the former owner had stated in the course of their divorce settlement that this family business asset was worth only $300 million.

Housing slump affects premium home sales in Worcester

The changes in the economy can significantly influence the housing market and when residents are willing to sell their homes. The Massachusetts housing crisis is impacting all of Worcester's homeowners, including its wealthier residents.

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