How do I apply for a Temporary Protective Order (TPO)?

TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE ORDERS What is a Temporary Protective Order (TPO)? A Temporary Protective Order (TPO) helps to protect victims of domestic violence and stalking. The order will require the abuser to stay a certain distance away from you, your home and your work. The abuser will be prohibited from contacting you in person, by email, by telephone, by mail and through a...
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Providing Updates at the Naturalization Interview

Providing Updates at the Naturalization Interview: Notify the officer as soon as possible and before being sworn in, of your intention to amend a part of the application. When the amendment you plan to make is something substantial that could affect admissibility or eligibility, you should consult an immigration attorney prior to your interview.
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The Descendants of Agent Orange

Agent Orange was an herbicide sprayed on Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era. Although no amount of money can truly compensate our losses, VA claims should be asserted for the money these victims are entitled to. The VA will presume that a veteran was exposed to Agent Orange if the veteran served in Vietnam, or in the waters offshore, between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975....
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VA Simplifies Access to Health Care and Benefits for Veterans with PTSD

VA streamlined its process to provide health care and disability compensation for Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with the publication of a final regulation n the Federal Register in July 2010. The new rule, which applies to Veterans of all eras, will simplify the process for a Veteran to establish service-connection for PTSD by reducing the evidence nee...
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Elder Law Weekly

A weekly roundup of recent elder law news and practice development articles culled from news sources around the nation.  Click on the headline to read the full article. House Votes 240-179 To Repeal Estate Tax Did Massachusetts Intentionally Violate Federal Medicaid Trust Law When It Stripped the Definition of “Available” from MassHealth (Medicaid) Regulations? Elder La...
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Special Needs Trust Payments Cause Section 8 Ineligibility

A federal district court rules that a local housing authority properly counted payments from a special needs trust as income when it determined that a Section 8 beneficiary was no longer eligible for a housing voucher.  DeCambre v. Brookline Housing Authority(D.Mass., No. 14-13425-WGY, March 25, 2015). Kimberly DeCambre is the beneficiary of a court-established first-party s...
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Temporary Guardianship

A temporary guardian is the person that you authorized to care for your minor children or special needs dependent in the event you are incapacitated or unavailable. Use the form below to contact Attorney Brown concerning temporary guardianship of your minor children or your special needs dependent.  
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The Basic Estate Planning Task EVERY Adult Needs to Review Today

The Basic Estate Planning Task EVERY Adult Needs to Review Today With the federal estate tax exemption at $5.43 million for 2015, many people think estate planning is unnecessary. But there’s one thing ALL adults over the age of 18 need to look at, regardless of estate taxes: beneficiary designations. You would be amazed at how many people neglect this simple step, and th...
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