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Restraining Orders in Massachusetts

If you have been physically abused or threatened by someone you know well, you should be able to get a restraining order to protect you from further abuse. Restraining orders, also called abuse protection orders, protective orders or 209A orders, are court orders...

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Employment Termination Laws in Massachusetts

Most employees in Massachusetts are employed on hourly wages. In Massachusetts, like most other states in the U.S., they will be employed under at-will employment conditions. The exceptions are employees who are on salaries and waged employees who have an employment...

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Massachusetts Wage Garnishment Laws

Massachusetts Wage Garnishment Laws

Wage garnishment is the withholding of an amount of money from a debtor’s paycheck. The garnishing is done by the employer and the agreed amount is paid directly by the employer to the creditor who has been given the right to order the garnishment. There are limits to...

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Massachusetts Lemon Laws

Massachusetts Lemon Laws

Massachusetts, like other U.S. states, has its own specific Lemon Laws that give purchasers of defective cars certain legal rights as consumers. Calling a defective car a “lemon” is something that has been around for at least the last 100 years. The term “lemon”...

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When Should You Review Your Custody Agreement?

When Should You Review Your Custody Agreement?

Child custody arrangements often pose some of the most challenging decisions that any separating couple has to make when navigating a divorce. Parents who are in the process of going through a divorce can either cooperate on devising their own custody arrangements or...

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Divorce and Real Estate in Massachusetts

Divorce and Real Estate in Massachusetts

The division of marital assets can be a thorny issue when contemplating a divorce, and often the thorniest issue of all is who gets the family home? After all, if the value of your home has been on the rise lately because of its location, its asset value is likely to...

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Grandparent Rights After a Divorce in Massachusetts

Grandparent Rights After a Divorce in Massachusetts

Deaths, separations and divorces can have a huge emotional and psychological toll on the two partners in a marriage or civil partnership, as well as their children, but others are affected, too. Friends and close family, especially grandparents, may find it hard to...

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