The care and custody of minor children between parties pursuant to court order can be challenging in regular times. The onset of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and which has resulted in the declaration of a State of Emergency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has made navigating custody decisions even more challenging for some. Below are five key questions to consider in light of the current situation.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and state court systems have adjusted their policies and procedures to allow them to continue to handle ongoing cases and accept new matters. Here is a summary of the current status of the Massachusetts courts:
Many clients are reaching out to execute estate plans they have delayed finalizing and signing. There are many options to get this accomplished. Depending on the circumstance, it may be appropriate to sign the documents in one of our offices or at your home, in either instance while practicing social distancing and wearing gloves and masks. However, there are other options to get your estate planning documents signed and in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five things you should know.
On March 19, Shepard Davidson of the In-House Advisor led a video conference amongst 15 General Counsel and Corporate Counsel focused on how they and their businesses are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis The participants work for entities ranging from small, local companies to large, multi-national enterprises. Here are the key takeaways from their roundtable discussion:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several important updates relating to federal income tax return filing and payment due dates and paid tax leave credits. Here are the key updates to keep top of mind.