Otis, Massachusetts Family Lawyers
Regulatory experience before the MA Cannabis Control Commission representing clients at Suitability Hearings and with Licensing and Regulatory Compliance Issues and as Senior Counsel and Ethics Liaison to the NJ Office of the Child Advocate, drafting legislation and regulations.
Experience and Dedicated Real Estate Paralegal, Ellen McMahon with years of Real Estate expertise.
Experience and Dedicated Family Law Paralegal, Cheryl Cantarella with degree in early childhood education and juvenile court expertise.
Associate Attorney, Patrick Toney, former City Solicitor for Agawam, MA with expertise in Family, Housing and Probate...
She received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor Degree from Western New England School of Law. She has been licensed to practice law in Massachusetts since 1985 and in Connecticut since 1993. Also admitted to the United States District Court, The United States Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Attorney Friedman is able to provide a broad range of legal services.
With offices located in downtown Springfield, access to her office is easy and convenient....
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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