Author Archives: Christine Nicastro

About Christine Nicastro

I have been working in the legal field for more than 25 years. My law practice is in Roslindale, Suffolk County, which is part of Boston, Massachusetts. I take cases from all over the state. Many of my clients find us on the internet from our website. I also have clients from the local community. We have been in the same business location for the past 20 years. I am a graduate of the New England School of Law where I earned my doctorate degree in Juris Prudence and prior to that a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor's degree in law. Though having worked in many areas of law both in large and small business as well as the corporate environment, I truly enjoy the small business practice the best because I am able to be on a more personal one on one basis with the client. My clients are regular average people. The salt of the earth. I enjoy them not just as clients but as people.

I love a short day in court

Often when I attend hearings at the probate and family court, on a divorce, custody, modification, or child support matter, I am there for many hours.  In fact, it is not unusual to be at the courthouse for the better … Continue reading

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Alimony and Recent Judgments in the Probate Court limiting post-retirement enforceability of awards only to judgments finalized after the 2011 law when into effect.

For those getting close to retirement, expecting a modification or discontinuance of their duty to continue with alimony payments to a former spouse pursuant to the new alimony reform act, beware:  As with the decisions coming down by the Supreme … Continue reading

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Probate Court awards shared legal custody in a same sex marriage to the “defacto Parent”

We continue to break new ground in Massachusetts.  In a same-sex marriage, a woman was entitled to share custody of two children she jointly raised with their biological mother.  This is the case out of the Massachusetts Probate and Family … Continue reading

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