Home DNA Tests

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Can Home DNA Tests Be Used as Evidence in a Court of Law? Home DNA tests like 23andMe and Ancestry.com have grown in popularity in recent years, sometimes offering never-before-seen insight into family origins, race, and unknown relatives. This can be fun and exciting for some, life-changing for others. Plenty of people, whether it’s on … Read more

Uber & Lyft Ride-sharing Car Accidents

Compensation for Uber & Lyft Ride-sharing Car Accidents Uber & Lyft ride-sharing car accidents are on the rise. These and other ride-share companies have become a popular alternative to conventional taxicabs from Cape Cod to Boston, Massachusetts and all over the country with drivers everywhere. You can see their little glowing windshield signs picking up … 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

Child Custody

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Child Custody: Can I move my minor children to another state or country after my divorce? Divorce brings significant change to families, both emotional and physical, especially when children and child custody issues are involved.  Sometimes circumstances warrant one parent wanting or needing to move to another state and wishing to take the children with … Read more

Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Agreeing on a divorce or any type of legal settlement can be emotionally and financially draining. The traditional path of courtroom litigation may work for some, but it’s not necessarily the best option for everyone. Each situation is unique, and more people are looking toward different methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution. What Is Alternative Dispute … 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

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


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

Seniors Face Tough Financial Decisions After Losing Their Spouse

Seniors Face Tough Financial Decisions After Losing Their Spouse. n unfortunate inevitability for married seniors is that one spouse will die before the other.Read More

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