New Rules Will Simplify Certain Uncontested Family Court Matters

This summer, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court announced changes to Rule 412 of the Supplemental Rules of the Probate and Family Court.  These changes went into effect on August 1, 2013.  The changes to Rule 412 allow parties to jointly request modification of a judgment or order of the Probate and Family Court where: … Continue reading New Rules Will Simplify Certain Uncontested Family Court Matters

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A House of Cards: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Industry

As reported by USA Today ("N.Y. Mission Debt Settlement Firm Charged With Fraud"), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has charged the owner of Mission Settlement Agency and three of its employees with fraud and conspiracy.  The article explains: "As alleged, Mission preyed upon the financial desperation of people around the country who — like so … Continue reading A House of Cards: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Industry