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Living Will . . . or Won’t?

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A living will is an important component to a well-drafted estate plan. This document allows you have some control over medical treatment in the event you lose your decision-making authority.
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In Massachusetts, if you are caught drinking and driving, most people know that you have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test, which results in an automatic 6 month license suspension.
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In Massachusetts, the state and local police are out in full force during the summer months handing out speeding tickets and other traffic violations.
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It may seem like common sense to dress appropriately for a court appearance, but many individuals really need to take a second look in the mirror before setting foot in court.
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The “90-Day Fiancee” Visa

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There is a show called ’90 Day Fiancee,’ where people fall in love with people abroad, propose, and their fiancées come into the U.S. with a K-1 visa. The K-1 visa allows the non-U.S. citizen to enter the United States, but they must get married within 90 days after they enter the U.S.
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In Massachusetts, if you are involved in an accident and there is any evidence of property damage or personal injury, you are responsible for making your identity known to the other parties.
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There has been a lot of chatter and speculation surrounding the death of music legend Prince. The latest detail to come out after the singer’s death is that he apparently died without a will, essentially leaving his $300 million estate up for grabs. So what happens with his fortune and future royalties?
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Known Sperm Donor Agreements

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Often, a woman may choose to use a known sperm donation rather than an anonymous donor from a sperm bank. There are many benefits from using a known sperm donor, but it also opens the door to many potential pitfalls.
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| Categories: Civil Law, Family Law, Child Custody | Tags: attorney, child custody, child support, contract, domestic relations, donor rights, family law, known sperm donor, lawyer, massachusetts, paternity, sperm donation | View Count: (767)


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Naturalization is the process of a person becoming a United States Citizen. There are certain requirements that need to be met in order to naturalize:
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In Massachusetts, there are 2 types of citations that are handed out: civil and criminal. If you receive a citation for a criminal violation, it is important to take the steps to best defend the citation.
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