By statute, both divorced parents must consent to their minor child moving out of the Commonwealth. The minor must be a Massachusetts native or a minimum five-year resident over whom a Massachusetts probate court has jurisdiction. Unless the probate court “upon cause...
Although family law is its own unique area of law, it often intersects with other parts of the legal field. One example is immigration law. In a recent case, Adoption of Posy, the Massachusetts Appeals Court decided whether the parental rights of an immigrant father,...
Murray and Monique divorced a few years ago and share custody of their two minor children. The kids stay with Murray for most of their days, and they attend a school just two blocks away from Murray’s house, in a Massachusetts town in which the educational system has...
Those of us living in the Northeast tend to have a certain pride about where we come from. If you’re from Massachusetts, you likely have a certain pride arising from where you grew up and where you now live. So, it comes as a surprise to many Bostonians when, in...
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