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

Are Adoptees entitled to their adoption records?

On a general basis, information regarding a person’s adoption is not available for inspection, unless a judge of probate of the county where such records are kept, for good cause shown, shall otherwise order. However, an adopted person is entitled to nonidentifying data under G. L. c. 210, § 5D(a)(1) such information includes “information about Read more

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