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Delphi Murders Update

From time to time, we write about a case that catches our attention.  One of the cases we have been following recently is one that began as a missing persons case.  It turned into murder but it should be solved.  Here's what we know. It's been 3 years since the...

Substance Abuse and Parenting

A parent or other caregiver with an alcohol or drug addiction has a profound impact on their children.  Substance abuse and parenting are more common than most people realize.  Unfortunately, the parent does not always see that his or her behavior is harmful or won’t...

Does Your Child Need Her Own Lawyer?

There are times during the separation of two parents that a child is completely thrown into the middle of the situation.  Neither parent intends to do this to the child.  In fact, often neither parent realizes that the child is in the middle of their war.  The child...

Making an Appeal in Massachusetts

Update: In recent news, Avery's attorneys have submitted a number of appeals documents.  Several of these have been denied, however it appears one or more of these are still winding their ways up through the Appeals Courts.  Brandan Dassey, however, may have exhausted...

Update! Still Missing – Maura Murray

January 2020 Update: We told you we would keep you updated on anything related to Maura's case and we have a bit of information to share.  Bill Rausch was Maura's boyfriend at the time of her disappearance.  He has long been named in several physical and/or sexual...

Getting a Divorce Without Notifying the Spouse

The heading reads: "Man Got Divorced Without Ever Telling His Wife, Police Say".  (https://www.wmur.com/article/man-got-divorced-without-ever-telling-his-wife-police-say/29101534).  That title holds a lot of information.  Just reading the first part of the...

Parental Rights – Surrender vs. Termination in NH

Being a parent is one of the most wonderful gifts in the world.  As such, Courts are reluctant to come between a parent and a child.  However, there are times when the court will remove a parent's rights.  This is known as a termination of parental rights.  There are...

Free Consultation: Is it Worth It?

We often read other articles and posts and we came across a series of discussions recently debating whether or not there was a benefit to contacting an attorney for a free consultation.  While not all lawyers offer this service, our office does offer this service.  We...

Paying Child Support Without a Court Order

Paying child support without a court order Paying child support without a court order is a question that comes up very often in my practice.  This can apply anytime there is a child between two people, whether the couple is married, or unmarried.  Here is a common...

Massachusetts: The Annie Dookhan Drug Lab Scandal

By now I am sure that a lot of you have heard of this case. A Massachusetts drug lab chemist, Annie Dookhan,  was found to have falsified drug certificates by neglecting to test samples that she claimed to have tested, signing initials of other chemists and switching...

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