Attorney Jonathan Fields will be speaking at MCLE about Inheritance, Trusts & Divorce on 09/23/2020.  Learn more about the program here http://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2210108P01. We hope you’ll join him!

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By Jonathan Fields, Esq. One of the most frequent questions clients ask divorce attorneys is whether a spouse’s bad conduct will impact the financial settlement in a divorce.  This article explores the Massachusetts law in this area. The Massachusetts property division statute, G.L. c.208 s.34, requires courts to examine multiple factors in determining the division…

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By Jonathan E. Fields, Esq. When a parent wants to move with the child outside of Massachusetts, and the other parent does not consent to the removal, a complex legal analysis must be undertaken in order to determine the rights and responsibilities of the parents and the child.  If the parties cannot come to an…

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Recent scientific research by Tara C. Marshall, “Facebook Surveillance of Former Romantic Partners: Associations with Post-Breakup Recovery and Personal Growth,” indicates that following your ex on Facebook is bad for your health.  It can cause negative feelings, greater distress over the breakdown of the relationship, obstruct the ability to heal from the relationship and move…

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Vicki Shemin wrote a new article about cohabitation and why partners should consider a co-tenancy agreement. Cohabitation after divorce seems like a great alternative to remarriage, but it’s still important to take steps to protect yourself. By Vicki Shemin, JD, LICSW, ACSW Updated: June 21, 2018 Categories: Legal Issues, Relationships and Dating At the final court hearing in a…

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific)   Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LICSW and Jonathan E. Fields, J.D., will consider the unique opportunities presented to mediators when their clients are seeking a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement. This webinar will offer practical advice within the context of…

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