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Justin Lee Kelsey

Justin Kelsey’s Legal Guides

10 total

  • Getting Divorced in Massachusetts

    What is a Fault Divorce? There are three different statutes in Massachusetts that provide grounds upon which the Probate & Family Court can grant you a divorce. M.G.L. Chapter 208 Section 1 authorize

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  • Financial Issues in Massachusetts Divorce.

    How does the court know my Financial information? Supplemental Probate Court Rule 401 provides that, within 45 days after the date of service of the Summons, each party must serve on the other party

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  • Health Insurance and Divorce in Massachusetts

    Will I be able to keep my health insurance after the divorce? Whether or not you can keep your health insurance after the divorce will depend on two factors, one of which is in your control and one of which is not. If you are currently on your spouse's health insurance, then they...

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  • Limited Assistance Representation in Massachusetts

    What is Flat Fee Assistance (also known as Limited Assistance Representation?) On May 1, 2009, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts expanded the Limited Assistance Representation program (here

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  • Paternity actions in Massachusetts

    What is a Paternity case? Paternity is short for a Complaint to Establish Paternity, which is the type of action in Massachusetts that we use to obtain a Court order defining who the Father of a chil

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  • Custody Orders in Massachusetts

    What is Legal Custody? Legal Custody is the right of one parent to be involved in the major life decisions relating to their child. This includes having access to the child's school and medical recor

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  • Divorce Mediation in Massachusetts

    What is Mediation? In technical terms: Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where a neutral third party attempts to open and improve dialogue between two individuals in hopes of find

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  • Restraining Orders in Massachusetts

    What is a 209A Restraining Order? In Massachusetts M.G.L. c. 209A sets the standards for obtaining a Restraining Order, also called an Order for Protection from Abuse. M.G.L. c. 209A authorizes the C

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  • Alimony in Massachusetts

    What is Alimony? Alimony, also called spousal support, is paid by the wage-earning spouse (the spouse who has traditionally earned the majority of the income during the marriage) to the non-wage-earn

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  • 5 Worst Mistakes you can make in a Divorce case

    MISTAKE #5: WANTING YOUR "DAY IN COURT" Divorce is best viewed as the break-up of a business partnership. A long and drawn out divorce trial will ensure that you pay your attorneys significant funds,

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