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December 2017 Archives

Family law: Can I get Social Security on an ex's work record?

There is little denying the financial impact that a divorce can have on a person's life. However, rather than dissuade those in Massachusetts who are interested in filing, it should instead encourage them to be more vigorous in their approach. Considering all possible financial aspects of a divorce -- including possible Social Security benefits -- and how they apply to family law can help ensure that both parties find sure financial footing after a divorce.

Bill could lower felony theft crimes threshold

Possible changes to Massachusetts state law could mean big changes for how larceny charges are  prosecuted. Theft crimes -- also referred to as larceny -- are classified as either a misdemeanor or felony based upon the value of the stolen property. Currently, anything worth more than $250 is considered a felony, and but a current bill could change things.

Involuntary manslaughter and other violent crimes carry penalties

Massachusetts defendants are sometimes understandably confused by the charges filed against them. This can be particularly upsetting when the criminal charges are for serious matters, such as violent crimes. Involuntary manslaughter is one such charge that often leaves defendants confused and worried about their future.

What are grounds for child custody modification in Massachussetts?

Ending a marriage is a stressful and intimidating process, perhaps especially when kids are involved. As a parent, you consider the well-being of your children to be of the utmost importance, and your top priority is undoubtedly to pursue a child custody agreement that keeps their best interests at heart.

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