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How Psych Evaluations Impact Custody Cases

By DiBella Law Offices on February 22, 2021

Custody battles can get ugly, even if the parents were in a good relationship leading up to their divorce. Your case can easily go from cordial conversations about splitting holiday breaks to angry fights about finances and parental responsibilities. It is not uncommon for one parent to drag a mental illness into the argument, often calling out the other parent’s capabilities and mental stability.

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Posted in: Divorce

Who Is Liable in a Snowplow Accident?

By DiBella Law Offices on February 8, 2021

Boston is known for its snowy, icy winters that can make our roads especially treacherous. Each year, the City of Boston Public Works Department rapidly responds to snowfall with a full fleet of plows. These powerful vehicles work throughout the day to clear our roads, parking lots, and highways so that we can safely get to work. But we should always remember how dangerous these vehicles can be, especially in the hands of a negligent driver. All it takes is one glance away from the road to catastrophically injure another driver or pedestrian with a snowplow.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

DiBella Law Offices, P.C., Announces 2021 Writing the Future Scholarship

By DiBella Law Offices on February 3, 2021

As the new year revs up, we at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., once again look to how we can aid students in achieving a higher education. Given the dire straits the world has been in, it is important to remember the importance of investing in students and their success. That is why we are bringing back our annual Writing the Future Scholarship for 2021! Students from across the United States are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education.

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Posted in: Firm News

Who Should You Report a Slip-and-Fall Accident To?

By DiBella Law Offices on January 25, 2021

Many of us know to call the police if we are involved in an auto accident. Not only does this ensure that everyone involved receives speedy medical treatment, but a police report can help accident victims file an auto accident claim down the line to receive compensation.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Will My Personal Injury Settlement Be Taxed?

By DiBella Law Offices on January 11, 2021

After you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, every dollar counts when you are trying to pay your medical bills, plan for future expenses, and cover any lost wages from being out of work. This is why advocating for the highest possible settlement offer or jury verdict is of the utmost importance. But another question that many accident victims have during the claims process is how getting a big settlement will impact their taxes.

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Posted in: Personal Injuries

Safeguarding Your Child’s Inheritance in a Divorce

By DiBella Law Offices on December 28, 2020

Entering into a new marriage when you have children can be a trying process. No matter their ages, your children may have bitter feelings about your future spouse or this new stage of your life. But beyond their personal feelings, you may be worried about their financial future. Marriage merges all of your assets and property with your new spouse’s. This means that anything you may have wanted to leave to your children could be claimed by your spouse in a divorce or if you pass away. While this shouldn’t stop you from getting married, there are certain steps you should take to protect your child’s inheritance.

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Posted in: Divorce

The Impact of a Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury

By DiBella Law Offices on December 21, 2020

Damage to the spinal cord can completely transform your life, but it all depends on the type of injury and where along the spine you were hurt. Some spinal cord injuries can be fixed with surgery and physical therapy, leaving the victim with no lasting damage. In other cases, it can cause partial to total paralysis from the waist down. When the lumbar portion of the spine is damaged, both are very real possibilities.

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Posted in: Personal Injuries

Are Building Managers Liable for Wet and Unkept Lobbies?

By DiBella Law Offices on December 14, 2020

Winter is steadily encroaching on Boston, and with it comes the looming dangers of thunderstorms and snowfall. While our weather can be unpredictable, pedestrians always have the threat of suffering serious falls due to icy walkways, wet floors, and snow-covered sidewalks. Many people may attribute these injuries to clumsiness or inattentiveness, but property owners still hold a significant amount of liability for winter slip-and-falls, especially in their own buildings.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Are Pre-existing Conditions Covered in a Personal Injury Claim?

By DiBella Law Offices on December 7, 2020

One of the most hotly debated issues when it comes to personal injury claims is pre-existing conditions, especially for older accident victims. A serious car wreck or slip-and-fall and cause catastrophic injuries to the elderly, as well as to younger victims, and it is not uncommon for an accident to exasperate an older injury. In fact, insurance companies will often try to deny coverage if a plaintiff has a pre-existing condition. However, a pre-existing condition does not completely bar you from receiving payment on a claim, and there are several legal doctrines that a skilled attorney can use to protect your right to compensation.

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Posted in: Personal Injuries

How a Cohabitation Agreement Can Help Your Relationship’s Finances

By DiBella Law Offices on November 23, 2020

Moving in together is an important step for many couples. It can demonstrate your commitment to each other and, for many, is paramount to determining if you are both ready for marriage. But it can also be extremely stressful, as you will both now have to split living costs, merge your incomes, share property, and figure out your finances. When you throw in conflicting personalities, this could put you in a sticky situation if one of you moves out or your breakup down the line. However, a cohabitation agreement may alleviate a lot of these problems.

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Posted in: Family Law

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