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Are You Thinking About Getting Divorced? What about a “Sleep Divorce?” 

Are you going through a rough patch in your marriage and considering a divorce? It’s possible that you might be able to get a “sleep divorce.” Jacqueline Newman, matrimonial attorney and author of The New Rules of Divorce: 12 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness, has written about how some couples may benefit from…

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,…

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…

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…

Understanding Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements Understanding Prenuptial Agreements You may be considering a prenuptial agreement but might not be sure if one is right for you. At Amaral & Associates we have drafted a number prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. These agreements are commonly referred to as “prenups and postnups.” Why do couples consider getting a Prenuptial Agreement?  There…