Video on Divorce Mediation

Benefits of Divorce Mediation In the divorce process, there are several benefits of divorce mediation when two parties are unable to resolve their dispute. The option to work with a licensed mediator/attorney will help find common ground, interpret concerns, define problems and relay information between the parties.  Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution with many advantages regardless of … Read more

Do I Need A Will?

The team of attorneys at Carter DeYoung often hear the question, ‘Do I Need a Will?’ The short answer is Yes. The long answer is a Will is just the beginning, regardless of the number or value of the assets involved. It’s important to realize a Will is a legally-binding statement indicating who will receive … Read more

Pandemic Relief for Retirement Accounts

CARES Act Allows Retirement Account Owners NOT to Have to Take Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) If you have a retirement account you’ve most likely experienced fluctuations in your retirement balances due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) but rest assured there is some pandemic relief for retirement accounts. This year, you aren’t required to adhere to the normal … Read more

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain occurs when a government entity takes private property rights for the benefit of the public. Examples of this are when a governmental body takes privately held property to extend a municipal airport’s runway; or build a highway over what was private property but is now taken into public ownership. When the government takes … Read more

BAIL NOT JAIL

CAN’T IMPRISON POOR WITHOUT CAUSE As early as 1641, the colonists recognized that a free society is premised upon the belief that its citizens should be afforded due process of law before they are jailed for a crime for which they have yet to be convicted and sentenced.   The concept of bail was created to … Read more

Child Custody: Petition for Removal

Child Custody: Petition for Removal and other matters involving divorce are stressful to all family members. Each member of our team of family law attorneys have decades of experience, they know the local court systems and will protect the best interest of our clients at all times. Click Here for more information on Child Custody … Read more

Free Speech

Free Speech: Words as Weapons Limits on Free Speech in a Free Society Whether it is a video on YouTube, a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Snap Chat, a text on your mobile phone or a Tweet, the internet age is one that has almost limitless opportunities to express yourself.  Free speech is the cornerstone … Read more

New domestic violence legislation

On August 8, 2014, Massachusetts adopted new legislation relating to domestic violence, inspired in part by the murder of Jennifer Martel by her boyfriend, Jared Remy.  These laws have far-reaching implications in areas of criminal, employment, and domestic relations law. The provisions of the new laws include: –        employment leave for victims of domestic violence … Read more

Video on Divorce Mediation

Benefits of Divorce Mediation In the divorce process, there are several benefits of divorce mediation when two parties are unable to resolve their dispute. The option to work with a licensed mediator/attorney will help find common ground, interpret concerns, define problems and relay information between the parties.  Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution with many advantages regardless of Read more

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