Category Archives: The Business of Law

Massachusetts Divorce – Don’t Try This At Home!

By Stephen McDonough, Massachusetts divorce lawyer and mediator serving the Lexington, Medfield, and Worcester areas.

The September 2012 issue of the trusted Consumer Reports magazine did an interesting piece about some of the web-based do it yourself services that claim …

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The $199.00 Massachusetts Divorce…or Not!

Didn’t your parents always tell you…?  “You get what you pay for!” 

There’s nothing worse than scoring a seemingly great deal, only to have something fall apart 20 minutes after you bought it.  When it comes to professional services, nothing …

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Massachusetts Divorce & Limited Assistance Representation

Abraham Lincoln

What would Abe say about this?

Are you thinking about a Massachusetts divorce or do you have a post-divorce issue, such as a child support case before the probate and family court?

Are you asking yourself these questions:  Do I

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Want to become a lawyer?

A link to this video was on the MILO (Macs in Law Offices) group that I belong to.  It is very funny if you are a lawyer, live with a lawyer, or are thinking about becoming one.

Hope you enjoy …

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Reduce Your Massachusetts Divorce Legal Fees

I have yet to meet a client who is excited about paying lots of money for their Massachusetts divorce.  If you are one, please call me right away!

As consumers, we like to know how much something will cost.  It …

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Part 2 – How Much Will My Divorce Mediation Cost?

If you did not have a chance to read Part One about the range of fees for divorce mediation, please do so or be prepared to be confused.

The answer is X-Rays.  Yes, that is right, X-Rays.

My dentist can

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How Much Will Divorce Mediation Cost? (Part One)

I just flew back  from a conference at Walt Disney World and boy are my arms tired (please stop groaning, I know that is a very old joke)!  One of the sessions was about blogging topics, and writing about frequently …

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Plumber. Flowers. Candy-Gram.

I am a proponent of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as divorce mediation, the collaborative divorce process and a good old-fashioned duel with flintlock pistols.  OK, I am just kidding on ADR method number three, flintlock pistols are unreliable and …

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Massachusetts Alimony Odyssey Continues…

Wellesley family law attorney and blogger Steven Ballard has another interesting post on the continuing coverage surrounding alimony reform and whether State Senator and divorce lawyer Cynthia Creem, a sponsor of the Senate bill, has a “conflict of interest” related …

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Is Your Lawyer Adding to Your Stress?

Below  is a picture of a client waiting for their lawyer or mediator to call them back.  I was going to edit out their skull to protect their identity, but I guess that is not really necessary.  I think they …

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