Apr
07

To Paraphrase the Grateful Dead’s Casey Jones: “Trouble with You is the Trouble with Me…Got Two Good Ears but We Still Don’t Listen!”

Clients seek attorneys not only for their ability to win a lawsuit, negotiate a settlement, or draft a document, but also for their wisdom. But do attorneys really listen to their clients? All too frequently, the attorney formulates a response to the client before the client has even finished what he/she has tried to tell… Continue reading »

Apr
07

Meet Our New Office Manager

My name is Audrey Pabian and I am the new Office Manager at Konowitz & Greenberg. It is an absolute thrill working here. I enjoy the clients who are walking through our door, the cases that are being handled and the stories that accompany them. The entire office has been so welcoming. This is a… Continue reading »

Apr
07

The Alimony Reform Act: The Court Rules

As many of you know, the Massachusetts Legislature amended the long standing alimony laws pursuant to the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011, effective March 1, 2012 (“Alimony Reform Act”). Formerly known as the Massachusetts Alimony and Property Statute, M.G.L.Ch. 208§34 now addresses only the division of the marital estate. Separate statutes, pursuant to the… Continue reading »

Apr
07

Tis But a Breach – Looking for the Unfairness to Support a 93A Claim

I frequently represent small businesses and individuals in litigation. One of the first topics I bring up is the cost associated with litigation. For smaller cases, the unfortunate reality is that litigation costs can easily dwarf the amount in dispute. And while a properly designed budget and strategy for a case should always consider the… Continue reading »

Apr
07

Be Prepared: Protect Your Estate from the High Cost of Nursing Home Care

Odds are high that someone in your family will need a nursing home at some point. A majority of people over age 65 will require some type of long term care services during their lifetime, and for many, nursing home care is unavoidable. With the cost of private nursing home care now exceeding $100,000 per… Continue reading »

Mar
07

Etiquette

Many of you may know that I went to law school to get pregnant. Suffice it to say, I did not accomplish my goal. That resulted in me building my family through adoption and leaving the door to my house and heart open. How one builds a family is an intimate story. Some pieces are… Continue reading »