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August 2017 Archives

Handling the aftermath of a slip-and-fall accident

From auto crashes to animal bites, people are hurt by the negligence of others in various ways. However, it is important to point out that some people become victims of slip-and-fall accidents, which often happen unexpectedly. Antonioni & Antonioni Law Office knows that some people who become injured after falling down had no way of knowing that a surface was slippery or that it was dangerous to walk in a particular spot. Sadly, these falls can leave victims with an overwhelming amount of physical, emotional and financial pain in Leominster and across Massachusetts.

What are some benefits workers' comp offers?

On a daily basis, people are hurt in many different workplace mishaps. Sometimes, a worker may sustain an injury while on a construction site, while other accidents involve repetitive strain and falling debris. Regardless of the field you are employed in, if you suffer an injury at work it is pivotal to go over your options at once. In Massachusetts, and all across the U.S., these injuries have upended many lives and can also make life challenging for the relatives of those who are hurt in a jobsite accident.

Spousal support modifications in Massachusetts

Divorce may be the end of your marriage, but in many cases it is not the end of your relationship with your former spouse — at least, not legally speaking. Many divorces conclude with a judge handing down some form of decree that lays out guidelines for spousal support obligations.

Types of OSHA violations

Employers in Massachusetts are required by law to follow certain procedures and regulations to keep their workers safe, and these are controlled by OSHA. There are a number of ways a company may violate these regulations, and there are strict penalties for doing so.

Changing child custody arrangements

Divorced parents in Massachusetts spend a lot of time determining the best custody arrangements for their children. Based on a number of factors the parents, or court, decides on an agreement that serves the child's needs in the most effective way. Overtime, one or both of the parents may want to change the arrangement, and there are different considerations for this to occur.

Responsible ways to resolve holiday parenting time disputes

With the holiday weekend finally before us, there are so many family friendly things to experience. Some will take time to see “Despicable Me 3.” Others will plan outings to the beach, while others will enjoy the simplicity of just doing nothing and let the weekend decide what to do.

Digital assets may be included in estate plan

A person considering estate planning in Massachusetts may want to include provisions concerning an individual’s digital assets. Digital assets are a form of property scarcely conceived of in past decades. As stated by the Uniform Law Commission, digital assets include documents and account data. Digital assets encompass various types of files stored on a person’s local device, such as documents, photos or music, as well as intellectual property on web sites, data on social media accounts, and other data or documents stored in the cloud. Several states have enacted a form of the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (Revised UFADAA) but Massachusetts has not.

Does unpaid child support have tax consequences?

On this blog, we have gone over some of the ways that family law issues can affect taxes. For example, if you and your spouse divorce, your filing status may change, and you could be impacted in many other ways. In Leominster, and in other cities throughout the state of Massachusetts, there are other tax-related matters that may arise following a divorce. For example, if you are obligated to make child support payments and fall behind, you could face tax consequences.

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