Kids are abused every day. Unfortunately, sometimes the abuser is a family member or another adult that convinces the child to keep his or her silence. Whether the child’s parents are going through a divorce, caught in the middle of a parenting dispute or being…

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Have you ever felt that you needed help, but could not identify what kind or how to find it? Look no further than Jewish Family & Children’s Service (“JF&CS”). Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, this non-profit organization has spent the last 150 years aiding vulnerable populations…

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This post is about the intersection of Massachusetts child custody and being a Jehovah’s Witness. When representing a Jehovah’s Witness whose spouse does not believe in the doctrines of Jehovah’s Witnesses there can be a major roadblock to agreeing to joint legal custody. Specifically, the…

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The recent shooting of police officer Kevin Ambrose in Springfield, MA [link: http://bit.ly/LEw01z] draws attention to the unpredictability of domestic violence. The officer was shot responding to a domestic incident between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The shooter was a corrections officer on Rikers Island and…

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This post concludes the three-part series on Massachusetts Harassment Prevention Orders. In Liew v. Stansfield, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court focused on the type of speech involved and whether or not that type of speech was exempt from the harassment definition . A different Massachusetts…

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