During a divorce, the court divides the parties’ property in an equitable manner. In order to do so, the parties must truthfully disclose to each other their assets and liabilities. What happens when one spouse is dishonest, or even fraudulent, in his or her...
Regarding equitable distribution of the marital estate in a divorce, does federal law preempt a Massachusetts judge from dividing a spouse’s federal veterans disability benefits? The Massachusetts Appeals Court decided that question in a recent case. ...
New laws typically do not apply retroactively to cases that have come before its passage. Retroactive application arose recently in the context of juvenile delinquency law by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. New juvenile delinquency law At the center of...
As family law attorneys, we increasingly observe issues of mental health in family law cases. One area in which the law of domestic relations and issues of mental health intersect is that of guardianship and the involuntary commitment of individuals to a hospital or...
As divorce attorneys, we are always cognizant of cases in which family law issues intersect with other areas of the law, such as tort law. A recent case addressed an issue of legal malpractice that stemmed from a prenuptial agreement. Background: In the case Greenspun...
What if a party in a family law proceeding is unable to testify at trial or a hearing in person? Should the court permit him or her to testify through the use of video or telephone? The Massachusetts Appeals Court addressed this issue in a recent case. Background: In...
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