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The COVID-19 Toll: For Whom the Statute Tolls in MA

October 6, 2020

For Whom the Statute Tolls (And What Does That Mean During a Pandemic?) While the word “toll” seems to equate itself with payment on a highway or with Edgar Allan Poe’s infamous poem, in the legal community, tolling a deadline isn’t as ominous as it sounds. This is a legal doctrine that simply means to […]

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Filing for Divorce in Massachusetts During a Global Pandemic

September 21, 2020

Filing for Divorce During Covid-19 Divorces are an emotionally taxing process, and with the current global pandemic putting a halt on most of everyday life, this already arduous process can become more stressful. In Massachusetts, there are different options for filing for divorce: it can be either a fault or no-fault divorce and contested or […]

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Employee Rights During a Global Pandemic in Massachusetts

September 2, 2020

As offices in Massachusetts begin to open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an uncertain feeling that many employers and employees are starting to experience: what is going to be the “new normal”? While all employers should follow the CDC, federal, and state/local Covid-19 guidelines, it is important to know what rights […]

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COVID-19 Restraining Order Laws in Massachusetts

August 19, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Affected Restraining Orders in Massachusetts? In Massachusetts, there are two different types of restraining orders that a person can request from a court. The first is called an Abuse Prevention Order, governed by G.L.c. 209A. The second one is called a Harassment Prevention Order, which is governed by G.L.c. 258E. An experienced […]

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Co-Habitating During Coronavirus Lockdown: How an Attorney Can Help

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 coronavirus has taken over the world and stolen all sense of normalcy. Not only does our daily life look completely different from what it once did, but individual family concepts that most would not even think twice about are now front and center because of the chaos that COVID-19 has interjected into our […]

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COVID-19 Standing Orders

April 8, 2020

Due to the ongoing public health concerns created by the Coronavirus pandemic, and under the Supreme Judicial Court’s order dated April 27, 2020, effective on  April 27, 2020, the SJC issued this standing order to maintain court operations while continuing to reduce the number of people coming to Superior Court courthouses. This standing order is […]

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How Does COVID-19 Impact Child Custody Visitation?

March 30, 2020

When you share child custody with your ex-spouse or ex-partner, and your children regularly spend time at both homes, news of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, likely resulted in you worrying about whether it would be safe for your child to continue with the current parenting time arrangement. Some parents may worry that the other […]

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209A Hearings

March 17, 2020

Massachusetts has a comprehensive set of laws, known as Chapter 209A, meant to protect its citizens from domestic abuse through the use of restraining orders. If you wish to file a restraining order against a family or household member, or if you have been served with a notice of a 209A hearing against you, it […]

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