How, When, and Why to Establish Paternity for the Child of Unmarried Parents

While marriage gives certain rights and benefits to a couple and their children—favorable tax filing status, hospital visitation rights, and more—the children of unmarried parents are not without legal protection and benefits. Regardless of parents’ marital status, children are entitled to both parents’ financial support. Establishing the paternity of a child born to unmarried parents…

What happens to a business in a divorce?

When a marriage ends, the divorcing couple must decide how to divide the marital assets. Unless otherwise outlined in a pre-or post-nuptial agreement, all assets acquired during the marriage are considered marital assets under Massachusetts divorce law. This includes money as well as personal property, stocks, real estate, debt, and business interests. The division of…

Possession and Distribution of Heroin – Worcester District Court

My client, Mr. Rodriguez, was observed by police handing an individual a small package which was suspected of being heroin. This individual was later apprehended by the police and allegedly swallowed the contents of the package before the police could seize it. Subsequently, Mr. Rodriguez was observed by police getting into a vehicle in Worcester,…