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Children and the Law: Entertainment Contracts

Posted on February 12th, 2015

Child Custody and Divorce Experts – Boston, MA Do Your Children have a Talent?  Has Anyone Offered them a Contract in Entertainment? Exploitation of children in the entertainment business is a serious problem. Children are abused or neglected. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 231 §85P ½ addresses the issues regarding children in the entertainment business. Under the statute a person responsible for… READ MORE

Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Massachusetts

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Divorce Mediation Benefits in Massachusetts Serving Boston, Plymouth and the South Coast of Massachusetts – Free Consultations Mediation is an often used “alternative dispute resolution” tool for many different types of legal cases where parties are not initially in agreement and are ready to litigate in court.  Mediation is used in civil cases like product liability, negligence, breach of contract, and so… READ MORE

Five Keys to Success in Court in Massachusetts Divorce Cases

Posted on January 4th, 2015

Top 5 Ways to Succeed in Court in a Divorce Case in Massachusetts If you have to appear in court in a divorce case (or if you were the party to file a motion or request to set trial), you need to be prepared. Here are the top five ways to secure the best outcome in a divorce case in… READ MORE

Case Studies – Conduct of Parties Effecting Property Division and Alimony

Posted on December 1st, 2014

Cases Discussing Conduct of the Parties in Relation to Property Division and Alimony Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, §34 discusses the various factors that the court can (and in some cases must) consider when determining alimony and property division in a divorce case.  There are about ten factors that the court considers when dividing property and ordering alimony. For example the court can take… READ MORE

Out of State Civil Unions – Valid in Massachusetts?

Posted on November 24th, 2014

Are Out of State Civil Unions Treated like Divorce Cases in Massachusetts? Civil Unions are still legal in many states including Vermont. In Elia-Warnken v. Elia, 463 Mass. 29 (July 26, 2012), a case of first impression for Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was required to determine whether Massachusetts recognizes civil unions as a valid marriage under Massachusetts law… READ MORE

W&F Massachusetts Office Announces Facebook Page

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Massachusetts Divorce Attorneys and Social Media Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP created a new Facebook page.  Click here to check it out. W&F also recently established a relationship with the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce:

What is the Difference Between a Fault and No-Fault Divorce in Massachusetts?

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Many family law parties wonder what the difference is between a fault divorce and no-fault divorce.  This article helps clear up the mystery. Divorce Lawyers in Bristol County and Plymouth County, Massachusetts Divorce in Massachusetts is classified as either “contested” or “uncontested”.  An uncontested divorce occurs when the parties file a joint petition along with an agreement to resolve their… READ MORE

Commonly Used Forms in Family Law Cases in Massachusetts

Posted on July 15th, 2014

List of Commonly Used Family Law Forms in Commonwealth of Massachusetts Provided by Divorce Attorneys in Massachusetts ( Below are some of the commonly used forms in family law (divorce, paternity, support, etc.) in Massachusetts.  These forms are a relatively small sample of the many forms required to complete a divorce, custody, support, domestic abuse or other family law matter.… READ MORE

Domestic Abuse Case Requires Prompt Evidentiary Hearings

Posted on June 16th, 2014

Domestic Abuse Lawyers – Bristol County, MA Divorce and Custody Attorneys In the recent case of Singh v. Capuano (Docket SJC-11491/SJC-11565, June 11, 2014), the appeals court heard an appeal relating to a domestic abuse filing by a woman against her boyfriend and father of her child.  She also filed a criminal report against Capuano.  At an ex parte hearing… READ MORE

Wilkinson & Finkbeiner Featured in Southcoast Business Bulletin

Posted on April 13th, 2014

Wilkinson & Finkbeiner was recently featured in the Southcoast Business Bulletin.  The article describes W&F’s new downtown New Bedford, MA office, which is conveniently located to nearby Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Westport and Dartmouth.