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Are Stock Options and RSUs Income or Assets in a MA Divorce?

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Jason V. Owens reviews the Appeals Court’s treatment of stock options and RSUs as income and assets.

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An opinion by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in the case of […]

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Alimony, Child Support, Division of Assets, Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Are Stock Options and RSUs Income or Assets in a MA Divorce?

Rule 411: the Automatic Restraining Order in MA Divorce Cases

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews violations of the Automatic Restraining Order (Rule 411) in MA divorce cases.

Massachusetts child support lawyer Attorney Nicole K. Levy

In my third and final blog on Heystek v. Duncan (2016), an unusually clear decision recently released by the Massachusetts […]

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Division of Assets, Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Rule 411: the Automatic Restraining Order in MA Divorce Cases

How Liquidity Affects Asset Division in a Divorce

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews how the liquidity of marital assets can affect a divorce.

Massachusetts child support lawyer Attorney Nicole K. Levy

Last week, I wrote about an unusually clear Appeals Court decision, Heystek v. Duncan (2016). In that blog, I discussed […]

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Division of Assets, Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How Liquidity Affects Asset Division in a Divorce

The Gorsuch Nomination: Will This Be A “Nuclear Winter”?

Attorney and Supreme Court watcher James M. Lynch considers whether Republicans will “go nuclear” over Gorsch appointment.

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As predicted here, President Donald Trump has appointed 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to […]

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: L&O News, Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Gorsuch Nomination: Will This Be A “Nuclear Winter”?

The Opportunity to Acquire Future Assets: How Family Wealth Can Impact the Division of Assets

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Nicole K. Levy reviews how a spouse’s wealthy family can generate a more generous asset division for the other party.

Massachusetts child support lawyer Attorney Nicole K. Levy

A recent Massachusetts Appeals Court Rule 1:28 Memorandum and Order, Heystek v. Duncan (2016), addresses […]

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Division of Assets, Divorce, Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Opportunity to Acquire Future Assets: How Family Wealth Can Impact the Division of Assets

Will President’s Sister Swing Supreme Court Pick?

Attorney James M. Lynch considers whether Donald Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, could influence the President’s Supreme Court choice.

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With President Donald Trump’s nomination for the United States Supreme Court set to be announced on Thursday, February 2, 2017, there are numerous reports that President Donald Trump’s […]

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: L&O News, Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Will President’s Sister Swing Supreme Court Pick?

Alimony Reform Bill Faces Feb. 4th Deadline for Co-Sponsors (Updated 2/4/17)

Massachusetts divorce lawyer Jason V. Owens reports on a Feb. 4th deadline for co-sponsors for a new alimony reform bill.

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Talk about about “no rest for the weary”. After just beating  a January 20, […]

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Alimony, Divorce|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Alimony Reform Bill Faces Feb. 4th Deadline for Co-Sponsors (Updated 2/4/17)

Colorado Judge Rumored to be Supreme Court Frontrunner

Attorney James M. Lynch discussed the possible Supreme Court appointment of Neil M. Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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As predicted here last month,  President Obama did not elect to attempt a recess appoint Judge Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused […]

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: L&O News, Updates|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Colorado Judge Rumored to be Supreme Court Frontrunner

R. Christian Haufler (1952-2017)

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Attorney R. Christian Haufler on January 14, 2017. Christian was a staple presence in the South Shore legal community for decades, and was known as both a formidable litigator and widely admired businessman whose Norwell-based law firm provided a […]

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: L&O News, Updates|Tags: , |Comments Off on R. Christian Haufler (1952-2017)

Domestic Restraining Orders: Traps for Unwary Parents

Massachusetts lawyer James M. Lynch reviews how Abuse Prevention Orders can affect unwary parents.

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The standard domestic Abuse Prevention Order issued by the Trial Courts in Massachusetts under G.L.c. 209A (209A […]

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody, Criminal Law, Family Law, Restraining orders, Updates|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Domestic Restraining Orders: Traps for Unwary Parents