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Why did I get my license taken away for an Immediate Threat?

If your license was removed for an immediate threat, it typically means there is some sort of precipitating factor that lead the Registry of Motor Vehicles (hereinafter "RMV") to issue a suspension. In some cases, the suspension is discretionary, meaning that the RMV thinks that your operation of a motor vehicle poses an immediate threat to public safety. The RMV can revoke without notice for an infinite period.

Celebrity's courtroom antics may have damaged his custody case

The custody trial involving media celebrity Alex Jones ended with the father of three losing physical custody of the children to his ex-wife. It's a rather dramatic turn-around, given that his ex-wife has had only occasional supervised visitation for the last two years.

We've previously discussed the question of whether or not the bombastic star of "Infowars" could lose custody of his children due to his on-the-air antics. His attorneys effectively dealt with the question of what their client was really like by trying to distance the man from the media persona he'd created.

3 tips to protect yourself financially in a divorce

If you had to, could you list off your family's income, assets and debts with a reasonable certainty?

If the answer is, "No," then you need to educate yourself financially before you initiate your divorce. Many times, high-profile couples have prospered together with one spouse taking the financial reigns and the other handling the home and children. When a divorce happens, the less financially-educated spouse often has no idea what sort of stock options the couple holds, what other investments they have or even what banks they're spread around. Sometimes they aren't even aware of property they own because the spouse handling the income bought it as an investment and didn't bother telling them.

Gray divorces: Why they happen and how to avoid them

Somewhere around 2007, a new phrase entered the vocabulary of the divorce attorney: "gray divorce."

It was once virtually unheard of for couples who had been together for decades to divorce, no matter how decayed the bonds of their matrimony -- now, it's becoming much more commonplace.

Immigrants tying the knot after signing a prenup

Because the current political climate has taken a darker turn toward immigrants, a lot of foreign nationals are "tying the knot" with their American brides and grooms almost impulsively.

Marrying a United States citizen is one of the quickest ways to achieve your lawful permanent resident status, or green card. However, an impulsive marriage could raise red flags with immigration officials, especially if it includes a prenuptial agreement.

Same-sex custody interference nets man 3 years in prison

A conservative businessman has been sentenced to three years in jail for helping a woman kidnap her biological child, flee the country and find new living arrangements overseas after she left a same-sex union and converted to a form of evangelical Christianity.

Is it a case of "no good deed going unpunished," as the defendant claims, or a deliberate act based on religious convictions?

Get an attorney's help to prove your ex-spouse is cohabitating

In Massachusetts, alimony can be suspended or terminated based on the fact that an ex-spouse has been cohabitating with someone else in a common household for three months or longer.

But what if your ex won't cop to the cohabitation? How do you tell if cohabitation is really happening or the whole thing is just your suspicions playing on coincidences?