O'Connor and Ryan

Why would someone ever make a false confession? It’s more common than you think.

False confessions may seem like a rare occurrence. Do you think someone would confess to a crime that they did not commit? If you are inclined to say no, keep reading.  All too often people are subjected to police interviews or interrogations in cases where they have truly done nothing wrong and have not committed

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What does the New Federal Tax Law Mean for Your Divorce Agreement?

The newly enacted federal tax law will have a substantial impact on future divorce agreements and judgments.  The new federal law eliminates the deduction for alimony for separation agreements signed after 2018.  Previously alimony payments were deductible by the payor and includable in the gross income of the recipient.   The Massachusetts alimony reform act

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Recover From Hardships With a Personal Injury Claim

Injured in a car, bike, or motorcycle accident, or at work? Have you fallen in a store or otherwise been injured in a fall? You may be entitled to money. Injuries and accidents happen every day. Many of the victims of these circumstances suffer painful injuries, trauma, time off work and medical and other unexpected

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Is Your Child Support Agreement Still Fair?

The Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines changed in September 2017.  These augmented guidelines may impact your original agreement, so it’s important to understand the guidelines because you may be paying too much or you may be receiving too little. An experienced attorney can help you investigate your child support arrangement under the scope of the new guidelines.

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Pursuing a Personal Injury Case: What are My Options?

Over the past several years, we have helped many clients obtain millions of dollars  for personal injuries in accidents and other wrongdoings.  Among these cases were a $2.1 million recovery for civil rights violations and a $100 thousand settlement for a motorcycle accident. A life-altering incident in your life can oftentimes mean you are entitled

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Know Your Rights: Avoid an OUI Conviction

An OUI conviction can follow you through life. If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, it’s easy to feel hopeless and scared. However, a conviction can follow you through life and it’s important to explore your options before you simply plead guilty. In my 40-year experience as a criminal defense lawyer, I have seen many

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