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Grandparents’ challenge to adoption too late (access required)

Grandparents’ objections to an order terminating a father’s parental rights and an adoption order came too late, and their motion for permission to review the adoption file was properly denied by the court for confidentiality reasons. Background The Middlesex Department ...

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Dad’s assault on mom a material change in circumstances (access required)

A father’s assault and battery of his child’s mother constituted a material change of circumstance that justified review of a custody and visitation order, even though the charges could be dismissed if he complied with certain conditions. Background Prior to ...

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Failure to show ‘disparity’ leaves agreement intact (access required)

Where a husband failed to establish that there was “gross disparity” in the distribution of marital assets, that his wife exerted oppressive influence over the process, or that the judge acted improperly, the court found the couple’s separation agreement was ...

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