© 2016 by Jerome L. Aaron, Attorney at Law, LLP. 

OTHER FAMILY

LAW MATTERS

Attorney Aaron's experience also includes the following types of family law cases:

 

Modification of divorce judgments
When the circumstances of one or both parties have changed significantly since their divorce or after a paternity judgment fixing support, either party may petition the Court to change the amount of support or some other provision of the judgment (but not a property division.) An increasingly large number of cases are concerned with parents seeking to move out of Massachusetts with children. Permission of the Court must nearly always be obtained, and these cases are often hotly contested.

 

Interstate and international disputes
These cases typically involve the abduction of children to other states or other countries, or the power of the court in one state to grant a divorce or make other orders when the parties live in different states.

 

Contempt
Contempt is a remedy used when a party has disobeyed a court judgment or order. It is primarily a tool for collecting support, for enforcing parenting rights, and for securing the benefits of other obligations that the Court has ordered.

 

Restraining orders
Typically, restraining orders are brought to protect parties against violence, actual or threatened, by the other party. A restraining order can be obtained almost immediately, subject to a follow-up hearing where both parties are present.

 

Pre-nuptial agreements
These are agreements that secure to one or both parties property owned prior to a marriage, property that might be inherited or gifted to them during a marriage, or that limit the amount of support that might be paid upon divorce. Care must be taken in the drafting so that the required elements are present in the agreement, and that proper financial disclosures are made. These agreements are subject to substantial scrutiny by the Court and may be voided if they are not properly done, thereby jeopardizing the property that was supposed to be protected.

 

Appeals
When one or the other party is dissatisfied with the Court's decision and has exhausted all avenues of review before the judge who made the decision, an appeal may be considered. Sometimes the party against whom you are litigating takes an appeal, and you then must defend your position (which is the judge's position.)

 

Probate of estates and will contests
Probating of an estate refers to the legal procedure necessary to distribute an estate to the heirs. This may involve a will or an estate without a will. Sometimes the provisions of a will are contested, which involves objection to the will and litigation before the Court.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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