Divorce and Family Law Blog

What a Parenting Coordinator Can Do For You That a Judge Can’t

by Attorney Talia Simonds What a Parenting Coordinator Can Do For You That a Judge Can’t Parenting Coordinators are becoming increasingly popular for divorced or separated co-parents.  A Parenting Coordinator is a family law attorney or mental health professional who works divorced and separated parents to “referee” disputes about custody and co-parenting.  In most cases,…

Cryptocurrency and Divorce

by Attorney Talia Simonds In Massachusetts, the Probate and Family Court requires spouses to make a full financial disclosure in a divorce in order for the divorce to be granted.  That is accomplished through exchanging Rule 401 Financial Statements, exchanging Rule 410 financial disclosure, and conducting discovery through  interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and…

Governor Baker Approves Remote Notarization for Family Law Cases

On April 27, Governor Baker passed the S2645 Bill codified as the Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2020.  This important development for family law cases permits notarizations to be completed remotely. This allows, divorce, divorce mediations and all other family law matters to move forward with online video conferencing and online notarization.   To complete…

The Other Side

  Dear Clients and Friends, Easter and Passover are especially significant  this week in light of all that is happening around us. It’s a time to reflect…as many of us have taken too much for granted in our lives. So we wanted to take this moment, right now,  to say thank you for everything and…

ESSENTIAL LEGAL SERVICES UPDATE

  Dear Clients and Friends: Governor Baker has required all non-essential businesses to close from March 24 through April 7, 2020. However the order states that legal services are considered essential during this difficult time as it relates to our family law and estate planning practice and the services that we provide, especially in reference…