Divorce & Family Law: December 2020 Archives

Reflections on Client Advocacy and Practicing Family Law in Massachusetts During a Global Pandemic

As 2020 draws to an end, COVID-19 continues to impact the way of life for individuals and businesses across the Commonwealth, and the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court bar is no exception. Beginning in March 2020, and seemingly overnight, Probate and Family Court judges, clerks, administrators, staff and domestic relations attorneys had to rework their practices to address the challenge of pivoting from an entrenched system to adapting to a new reality. 

"CORPORATE FAMILY LAW" AT FITCH: Business Litigators and Family Law Litigators: Learning from Each Other

This post is part one in a series aimed at helping business litigation and family law litigation attorneys expand their arsenal of strategies for helping clients resolve their disputes. To the casual observer, the practice of business litigation and the practice of family law litigation may appear to have little in common.  Each practice area has its own separate governing statutes and its own distinct and well-developed body of case law.  Indeed, in Massachusetts, business and family law litigation take place in different trial courts, with business litigation often occurring in The Superior Court Department and family law litigation in The Probate and Family Court Department.  

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