Case Closed (Practically)…Or Be Careful What You Wish For

Recently, I had the opportunity to reach the ear of an understanding, no-nonsense judge in an alimony modification. The facts: simply put, the husband lost his job and sought court relief from his hefty alimony obligation. The husband had custody of the party’s only child; the wife worked part time and paid no child support.… Continue reading »


Insurance Agent May Be Liable for Oral Misrepresentation of Insurance Coverage

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently issued a decision in the matter of Passatempo v. McMeninimen affirming the potential liability of an insurance agent and insurance company for oral misrepresentations made by the agent. In that case, the plaintiff alleged, and the trial court found, that the insurance agent had misstated the benefits provided by… Continue reading »


Payor’s Obligation

The economic climate has made it extremely difficult for payors to meet alimony obligations. Karen Greenberg was successful in substantially reducing a payor’s obligation, a highly skilled professional, who had lost his job and continued to diligently search for new employment.


Rehabilitative Alimony, Reimbursement Alimony, Transitional Alimony

Recently, and prior to its enactment, Karen Greenberg successfully argued the concepts of rehabilitative alimony, reimbursement alimony and transitional alimony part of the Act Reforming Alimony in the Commonwealth, and how each concept could be properly applied to a long term marriage, where the stay at home spouse had at least 20 more years before… Continue reading »


Divorce Center Session

Karen Greenberg spoke at a session sponsored by the Divorce Center on child related matters including child support and custody. Attendees were individuals either contemplating or in the midst of a divorce.


Caution: Review Contracts Carefully Before Signing

Often, when handed a contract to sign, we do not take the time to review it carefully, and possibly even discuss it with an attorney. Sometimes, the contract pertains to an emotional matter, or a matter that the individual thinks is trivial. Yet this simple step could prevent a great deal of heartache, headache and… Continue reading »


Giving a Voice to Those Often Silent

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and each year the courts designate a National Adoption Day. Judges in the courthouses across Massachusetts clear their dockets to finalize the adoption of children and teens in state foster care. While adoption is a wonderful thing, there is a voice in the adoption process that is too often… Continue reading »


Which Lawyers Can Be Trusted?

The longer I practice, the clearer it becomes to me that there are, in effect, two types of lawyers: ones you can trust and ones who do not know how to be trusted. In other words, can the lawyer achieve a trust-based relationship wherein he or she provides strategic advice that effectively and beneficially influences… Continue reading »


Did you know…? A Satisfied Client is Our Best Referral Source

In an interesting turn of events, I discovered that some of our clients don’t realize that we value, above all other sources, their referrals of family and friends to our office. Most of our new clients come to us as referrals from our existing clients. However, recently I learned that when clients are discussing legal… Continue reading »


The Reluctant Estate Plan Client

The greatest challenge I face in my estate planning practice is motivating clients to follow through with an estate plan. I have seen firsthand the financial and emotional toll on families when the proper planning is not done. Yet as much as I try to educate clients and potential clients about how proper estate planning… Continue reading »