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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Legal Lessons from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Image courtesy of Google Images Note: this blog entry gleans legal life lessons from the 1971 Gene Wilder version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which is not to be confused in any way with the 2005 Johnny Depp … Continue reading

Time to stop using the same terms for children in a divorce that are used for prisoners in a jail

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Currently, there is proposed legislation that seeks to modernize the language used by courts, lawyers, and parents when discussing custody matters in Massachusetts, called the “Act Relative to Parental Choice of Terminology in Certain Domestic Relation Matters.”  While the act … Continue reading

Security Deposits – Know in Advance before Paying in Advance

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When renting property (an apartment, house, land, etc.) a landlord can ask the tenant for no more than the following four payments in advance: (1) first months rent; (2) last month’s rent; (3) one month’s rent as a security deposit; … Continue reading