From the launch of HBO’s new series Divorce to the now infamous decoupling of Brangelina, divorce is currently a topic of discussion on every news channel and magazine across the country. While there are many reasons for a couple’s divorce, infidelity is among the most…

Read More


A lawyer in Ohio made national headlines a short while ago after she was held in contempt for refusing to obey a judge’s order to remove a political pin from her suit. While the term contempt is familiar to most people, few understand when and…

Read More


Effected litigants and attorneys throughout the Commonwealth breathed a sigh of relief when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) provided clarity in the matter of Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl. The matter was remanded to the probate court for further consideration. The Court ruled

Read More


Following Part I in this three-part series on the Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl case, this post discusses how the majority opinion as well as the dissenting opinion handled a spendthrift trust interest in relation to the marital estate and its subsequent division.

Read More


Trusts are instruments typically relied on by the elite to keep family assets within the bloodline. Currently, the fate of these powerful tools is in the hands of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”). On April 5, 2016, the SJC heard oral arguments regarding the…

Read More