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Co-Parenting During COVID-19 Crisis in Massachusetts

Posted on November 23rd, 2020

The impact that the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic has had on our communities has been non-discriminatory and relentless. Like many businesses and government offices, the courts have had to adapt to a new way of doing things to ensure the safety of the public and court staff. With new safety protocols in place, courts are working with limited staff and… READ MORE

Our Office Remains Open and Fully-Operational During COVID-19

Posted on March 25th, 2020

While many offices are closed during this unfortunate and difficult time, Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP will remain open as our attorneys and staff work remotely. We have extensive experience operating our law from various locations, and we have the technology to support that effort. Our attorneys are available by phone, email, and videoconference. Our phone system is fully operational, and… READ MORE

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update from Family Court Viewpoint

Posted on March 19th, 2020

Probate & Family Court Releases Standing Order 2-20 to Deal with Coronavirus Standing Order 2-20 requires Probate & Family Courthouses to remain closed to the public except in very limited circumstances until at least April 6.  Until May 1, most hearings currently scheduled will be automatically re-scheduled by the court, and no new hearing requests are allowed (except in emergencies).… READ MORE

Intersection of Education Law and Family Law

Posted on November 11th, 2019

This fall, W&F attorneys Meredith DeJesus Caradimos and David Wilkinson had the opportunity to speak to approximately 500 educators at the annual Special Education Summits put on by the wonderful education lawyers at Lyons & Rogers, LLC. Issues that involve both education law and family law are routinely prevalent throughout Massachusetts.  For example, educators often review and try to interpret… READ MORE

15 Interview Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer

Posted on February 5th, 2017

Top 15 initial consultation questions to ask a Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Here are the top fifteen questions to ask a divorce attorney when you are interviewing.  As we explained in our article about how to find a divorce attorney, you should always interview several divorce lawyers before choosing one.  Once you locate several Massachusetts divorce lawyers to interview, bring some questions with… READ MORE

Six Tips for Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer

Posted on February 4th, 2017

Selecting the right divorce law firm may be one of the most important decisions you will make in your life, if you have the unfortunate circumstance of going through a divorce.  This guide is intended to provide in-depth instructions for locating, interviewing, and ultimately hiring the right divorce lawyer for your case.  There are thousands of lawyers in Massachusetts that practice… READ MORE

Who gets the house in a divorce in Massachusetts

Posted on April 12th, 2016

The topic of which party will receive the house is often a heated issue in divorce cases within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Many separating spouses tell the other spouse, “You’ll never get this house!” or “The Court will give me the house in the divorce and you’ll get nothing!” If you’ve said this to your spouse or heard this from… READ MORE

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

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

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: