Divorce can be a painful and difficult process especially when children are involved. The arrival of the final divorce judgment day can bring an overwhelming sense of relief and closure. In some cases, however, the change in family dynamics can … Read more »
Occasionally, I see a Massachusetts “DNR Notice” in someone’s home (usually the home of an elderly person). The notice is formally named a “Comfort Care-Do Not Resuscitate” notice – “CC/DNR” for short. Recently, I noticed a CC/DNR in an elderly … Read more »
Massachusetts has rapidly expanded its sales tax (and corresponding “use tax”) to reach certain kinds of services rendered to Massachusetts purchasers in connection with computer software. The new law was enacted July 24, 2013 and became effective July 31, 2013. … Read more »
The package of US health care reform laws imposes new taxes starting in 2013. These are not part of the so-called “fiscal cliff”. A solution to the “fiscal cliff” will probably not affect the taxes discussed in this article.
Part … Read more »
Massachusetts recently enacted a new comprehensive alimony law which took effect March 1, 2012. The new law is a substantial change from what was the prevailing “old” alimony law. In some ways the old law was inequitable and could cause … Read more »
On September 26, 2011, Governor Patrick signed the long-awaited alimony bill into law, potentially ending many lifetime alimony awards across the state. The previous Massachusetts law required the court to consider a number of factors when determining alimony, but it … Read more »
Imagine this scenario: you walk into a cafeteria filled with others who are giving you dirty looks, pointing and laughing at you, whispering things to their friends as you walk by, and not allowing you to sit with them. Am … Read more »
The recent devastating tornadoes in central Massachusetts should give everyone pause, as no one is immune to natural disasters. Even if tornadoes don’t return to Massachusetts this Summer, there are obviously other kinds of natural calamities that can jeopardize life, … Read more »
By Mark Lichtenstein, Esq. ~ By Robert A. Finkel, Esq.
Homesteads are an affordable way for many of our clients to obtain significant protection from certain creditors. On December 16, 2010, the governor of Massachusetts signed into law the most … Read more »