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Blog Posts in 2018


    You made the decision to divorce your spouse but your income is far less than your spouse’s income. Your first question will most likely be: will the court give me alimony ? Alimony can be one of the most contested issues in a divorce because there is no set way to calculate it like there is for child support. When calculating child support, the court often relies on the Child Support Guidelines ...
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  • Child Custody: The Basics

    Raising children with your ex-spouse, partner, significant other, or acquaintance can be very stressful . Often each parent has their own ideas of how they want to raise their child. This can range from styles such as free-range to helicopter parenting and anywhere in between. Parents often find themselves at odds over the child’s religious upbringing , which school system the child should attend, ...
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  • Amicable Divorces

    Have you and your spouse decided to divorce but want to do it in an amicable manner? There is no one size fits all when it comes to divorce because every couple is different and the issues affecting every couple are individual to them. At Sweeney & Associates, we can help you through the divorce process in the manner most conducive to your needs. Divorce does not have to be contentious, litigious, ...
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  • Unexpected Consequence of Operating Under the Influence

    Red and blue flashing lights are seen in your review mirror. You put your blinker on and pull to the right side of the road, park your car, and wait for the officer to approach your window. In your mind, you play back how many drinks you had that night and whether the officer will notice the smell of alcohol on your breath. You roll down your window, the officer notes your red glassy eyes and an ...
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  • Fun Facts about Trafficking and Other Drug Crime in Massachusetts

    Whether you are charged with Trafficking, Possession with Intent to Distribute, a School Zone Violation, or Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws , we can help you. Most drug arrests come from observations made by the police, confidential informants, hand to hand sales, and search warrants. When it comes to drug crimes, the charge and possible punishment you face will primarily depend on: the class ...
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