Understanding Melanie’s Law – Massachusetts OUI Laws

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Like most states, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts takes OUI (operating under the influence) charges very seriously. In October of 2005, then Governor Mitt Romney signed “Melanie’s Law” which enhanced many of the existing penalties for driving while under the influence as well as the penalties for refusing to take breathalyzer

The Massachusetts Divorce Process

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No one enters a marriage with the idea that it is going to end in divorce. However, for many couples a divorce is the only solution for an unhappy situation. If you’re considering filing for divorce in Massachusetts, make sure you understand the two types of dissolutions available to you.

8 Factors That Affect BAC

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You’re going out for a night on the town, and you’ve offered to drive. You plan on being responsible, only having a couple of drinks before you drive home. Although you may feel like you’re fine to drive, alcohol affects people in different ways. Before you get behind the wheel, it

Your Rights When You Get Pulled Over for a DUI in Massachusetts

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Getting pulled over is a stressful situation as it is, but if you are under the influence, the situation is even worse. Not many people are very informed about what to do when you are pulled over for a DUI in Massachusetts, mainly because nobody expects it to happen to

What to do Before a Divorce: Follow These Tips to be Prepared

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Most people that are thinking about filing for a divorce do not prepare properly. This is quite the big decision, so it is important not to let emotions get in the way of rational thinking. Do not jump into the divorce process, but instead take it slowly. You do not

How to Make Living Together During Divorce More Bearable

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In the midst of the turmoil that may be found in divorce, it can be tempting to take the first chance one gets to crash on a friend’s couch or rent an apartment. However, sometimes this is not the best, or most feasible, option. There are number of reasons why a

Will My Child Still Receive Child Support While in College?

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In most cases, child support ends when a child becomes a legal adult and reaches the “age of emancipation”—typically age 18. However, when a child requires support for a college education, child support mandates change.

Should I Get a Prenup?

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Prenuptial agreements can seem like a real buzzkill for the blushing bride-to-be or grinning groom-to-be, but they can be a very important aspect of preparing for marriage.

Child Support After the Age of 18

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In a typical divorce involving children without joint custody, there will be one parent who pays child support. Normally, that parent would be the one who the child does not live with full time. The most common belief is that after the child turns 18, the child support ends.

Massachusetts’s New Drugged Driving Laws

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Massachusetts has recently become the eighteenth state to have voted in favor of the legalization of medicinal marijuana. By 2016, the legalization of recreational marijuana is predicted to be voted into law as well.  A Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released in February 2014 found that 53 percent of likely Massachusetts

Who Gets Pet Custody in a Divorce?

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While your pets may feel like members of the family, they are not treated as such when it comes to Massachusetts divorce law.

How to Change Your Divorce Terms

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When divorce terms are first put into motion, they are created to have the most fair circumstances for both parties and any children that may be involved.

Understanding Grounds for Annulment

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The major difference between a divorce and an annulment is that an annulment nullifies a marriage, whereas a divorce simply terminates it.

What is the Implied Consent Law?

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When an individual is pulled over for driving under the influence, they automatically give their consent to be administered a breathalyzer test, and this is called the implied consent law.

How to Lower Child Support Payments

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If you feel that the child support payments that you have been making are unreasonably high, then you can file for a modification in an attempt to lower the order.

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