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Massachusetts Property Division v. Alimony Case Example

Posted on March 21st, 2016

Which is better, alimony or property? Question: I am negotiating my divorce settlement in Massachusetts and have the option of receiving alimony for a fixed period of time (e.g. five years) at a fixed amount (e.g. $5,000 per month) or to receive a certain amount of cash in our division of property (e.g. $250,000).  Which option should I choose? This… READ MORE

Ways to Speed Up a Divorce Case in Massachusetts

Posted on October 26th, 2015

Divorce taking too long?  Try these ideas to move your case to conclusion Free consultations – Serving Boston and Surrounding Areas Divorce cases can reach a conclusion very quickly, or they can take a very long time to complete.  With the case load that judges have on their plate, family law trials are generally being set six to nine months… READ MORE

The Pope’s Edict & It’s Effect on Annulments

Posted on September 15th, 2015

Boston Divorce Lawyer on Annulments and Catholic Law Boston Herald columnist Bob McGovern recently published a legal article discussing the Pope’s edict making Catholic annulments easier to obtain.  Mr. McGovern sought the advice of several Boston divorce attorneys, including Mr. Wilkinson, to gather information regarding whether legal annulments would be made easier by the new Catholic law. The Pope’s Mandate… READ MORE

Boston Companies Share Perspective On What Makes Boston Great

Posted on April 16th, 2015

Since its founding, Boston has been a pivotal city for almost all things American, ranging from economics to overall culture. With a bevy of prestigious universities, innovative tech companies, and medical facilities, it’s no secret that Boston is an attractive place for many businesses to thrive. But what makes Boston such a hotbed for ideas and industry? After picking up… READ MORE

Divorce Magazine Publication No. 1 – What to do when your spouse provides misleading financial disclosures?

Posted on April 10th, 2015

Divorce and Disclosure Laws in Boston – Family Law Attorneys When Financial Statements in Divorce are Fraudulent, Misleading or Incomplete In a vast number of divorce cases in Massachusetts, one party provides a financial statement to the other party and the Probate & Family Court that is misleading, incomplete, or downright fraudulent. Financial statements are required by every party in… READ MORE

Difference Between Parentage Actions and Custody/Visitation Actions in Massachusetts

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Parentage and Custody Proceedings in Massachusetts Probate Courts What is the Difference between a Complaint for Custody of Children and Complaint to Establish Parentage? M.G.L. c. 209 provides for voluntary acknowledgment of paternity. Paternity actions are filed in the probate court where the child and at least one parent live and the burden of proof in such case is by “clear… READ MORE

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