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A How-To on Removal Cases

Content Partner:  Boston Bar Association
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The economy has had many effects on divorced families.  Unemployment has forced people to look outside the Commonwealth for a job in order to increase marketability.  On the other side of the coin, increased fuel prices have made it more expensive and burdensome for parenting plans that include significant travel, whether it be between states or within the state. 

Further, increased instances of joint parenting arrangements will likely cause an increase in the application of the Mason case, as opposed to the Yannas standard.  It is important to know the difference.

Removal actions are fact and case law driven.  They will almost always go to trial and require very specific evidentiary support.  This program will review the various standards involved in removal actions and will explore factual situations that will meet those standards through the use of hypotheticals.   The program will also explore whether and how to utilize a Guardian ad Litem in a removal action. 

Specific Topics:

I. The legal standard for Removal - Yannas vs. Mason 
II. Do I need GAL?
III. How do I prepare my case for trial?

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):

Family Law Section


Hon. Jeffrey A. Abber
Associate Justice
Essex Probate and Family Court

Hon. Maureen H. Monks
Associate Justice
Middlesex Probate and Family Court

Practice Areas: Children & Child Custody, Family Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 06/21/2012 4:00 PM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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David Aptaker - Law Offices of David Aptaker
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Maureen H. Monks - Associate Justice, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Jeffrey A. Abber - Associate Justice, Essex Probate and Family Court
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