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Philip W. Mason

Philip Mason’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • David Doe v Deborah Doe

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settlement agreement for dissolution of marriage, equitable division of assets, shared custody, parenting plan, and adequate child support
    Description:
    Contentious Divorce focused on custody and child support - 10 year marriage, 3 children with special needs ages 6 -10, accusations of neglect with DCF intervention, extensive preparation for trial and protracted negotiations. Action included temporary orders, evidentiary hearing, and extensive use of discovery; including interrogatories; request for documents - medical, educational and psychological records, and several depositions. Preparation of both lay and expert witnesses.
  • Maker v Landlord

    Practice Area:
    Landlord & Tenant
    Date:
    Mar 05, 2009
    Outcome:
    Quick settlement – Landlord refunded $5,000.00 of rental fee.
    Description:
    Young woman’s first apartment turned nightmare when utilities regularly malfunctioned and heat rarely rose to state’s housing standards – complaints to landlord fell on deaf ears. She brought this case to me 18 months after moving out, and we filed suit in Housing Court citing health & building code violations, breach of warranties, and breach of the Massachusetts consumer protection statute. Landlord settled at case management conference (less than 2 months after filing) for half of rent received.
  • Grandparent v Mother

    Practice Area:
    Child Custody
    Date:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on Motion to Dismiss
    Description:
    Paternal grandparents sought substantial visitation with grandchild of unwed parents, claiming significant relationship with grandchild, allegation of unfit mother and potential of harm to grandchild if relationship was not sustained by court.
  • Deborah v Carin

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Apr 08, 2011
    Outcome:
    Judgment in favor of my client, the defendant-husband: No award of alimony, affirmed prior division of marital assets and debt. Each party to be responsible for their own insurance,
    Description:
    Fifteen year marriage where parties lived separate and apart for last three years. Parties had divided all assets and debt at the time of breakup. At time of divorce plaintiff-wife requests a restructuring and reallocation in the division of marital assets and debt, medical insurance coverage, and an award of alimony based on recent disability.
  • David v Nancy

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Outcome:
    Settlement agreement providing equitable division of marital assets, alimony, medical insurance, life insurance.
    Description:
    This was a twenty-seven year traditional marriage that ended when husband found someone else, and left the marital home. Husband was primary breadwinner and wife was homemaker and caregiver to the couple’s only child (emancipated). Wife had not been in the workforce for the past twenty-four years, suffered from numerous health problems, and had no marketable vocational skills. Husband demanded a divorce where the wife would take approximately one-third of marital assets and receive no alimony or medical insurance. The divorce was highly contentious and acrimonious requiring numerous actions, including counterclaims for fault, temporary orders, contempt, motions to comply, modifications, conciliation, discovery and continuances.