Massachusetts Legal Blog
Massachusetts Legal Blog
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we are dedicated to giving back. We believe in investing in the future, and that’s why we want to help our country’s youth as much as we can. To that end, we’re delighted to once again offer our annual “Writing the Future” scholarship. The awardee will be announced on June 9, 2019 and will receive a $500 scholarship to help with the costs of pursuing higher education. Read the rest »
Filing for divorce is one of the most difficult decisions two people can make together. Going through the process is often confusing, and a lot of questions you might not be prepared to answer tend to be asked throughout. In Massachusetts, the first step in the divorce process involves deciding whether you’re filing a contested or uncontested divorce. You’ll also determine if the divorce is categorized as fault or no-fault based on the details surrounding your decision to file. This obviously varies from couple to couple, but let’s look at the specifics for each type of divorce. Read the rest »
Massachusetts winters see it all—snow, sleet, freezing rain. While traffic accidents can occur at any point during the year, winter weather makes the road much more dangerous for New England commuters. If you’ve been in a car crash that was caused by bad weather, can you really blame the other driver? Regardless of the circumstances, all car accidents are caused by something, and at least one party is always going to be liable. Let’s break down winter-weather driving and how liability can play a factor. Read the rest »
Life can be hectic at times, so people are constantly trying to seek out new and creative ways to accomplish more each day. Multitasking and overbooking your day with appointments and other obligations seems to be the norm, and we seem to be getting fewer and fewer hours of sleep each night as a result.
If you’re planning on operating a motor vehicle, a wandering mind and sleep deprivation can be a recipe for disaster. Read the rest »
In mid-November, Boston’s local CBS affiliate announced Bostonians should expect a “snowier and colder than average” winter this year. It’s estimated we’ll receive at least 65 inches of snow at Logan Airport, and that number may substantially rise depending on the El Niño factor.
Knowing that we’re in for a cold and wet winter, it’s important to remember sidewalks, steps, and footpaths will require extra care and attention from property owners to prevent sidewalk slip-and-fall injuries. Read the rest »
January is a time of fresh starts, resolutions, and planning for the new year. Many people have indulged in celebrations and festivities for nearly two months leading up to January 1st, and as the busy holiday season comes to an end so do many marriages. Unofficially, January has become known as Divorce Month, even though the courts record more divorces in August and March. But this increase in the divorce rate in January appears to be connected to a few understandable trends. Read the rest »
DiBella Law Offices, P.C., has been a part of the Boston-area community for over a decade, but Christopher DiBella has ties to this community from long before he was a business owner. Chris attended both Boston University and Suffolk University Law School. After graduation, he answered the call to public service by becoming a prosecutor in district court.
And when he left the prosecutor’s office a dozen years ago, he was determined to continue to find ways to give back to the community. This holiday season, our legal team is proud to support several charities, and we invite you to join us! Read the rest »
Thousands of people in Massachusetts ride elevators during their workday, never thinking they could be injured or killed. Everyone, from construction workers to office workers, enters the elevator car assuming that it will be an uneventful ride. But all mechanical devices can fail. And if an elevator fails or malfunctions, there is a good chance that the occupant will be injured. Read the rest »
With 47 miles of beautiful trails making up Boston Harborwalk and almost 200 miles of coastline in Massachusetts, boats are a common form of transportation in the area.
According to the Boston Water Taxi website, the line offers 500 daily departures with the 53 vessels currently in service. And that makes up just a fraction of the boat traffic that is in Boston Harbor. And as you might expect, with more traffic in an area, there are more boating accidents occurring. The most recent was a collision of a water taxi and a sailboat in August. Read the rest »
There’s no doubt about it. With the amount of traffic in Boston and the difficulties with street parking, those who want to get around the city are best off taking the T. However, even if you’re riding the subway, trolley, water taxi, or bus, you will still have to interact with vehicles before you get to your destination. Often, these interactions will take place in parking lots and garages, which can be a dangerous place for pedestrians. Read the rest »
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