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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Child Support After Parent’s Death Posted on Nov 14

In  L.W.K. v. E.R.C., 432 Mass. 438 (2000), the Supreme Judicial Court held that a child support obligation survives death. In part, the majority held: “A legally enforceable obligation to pay child support, like other financial obligations of the testator, takes precedence over testamentary dispositions and   …Continue Reading Child Support After Parent’s Death

Sentence Deferred 16 Years Not To Be Resumed Posted on Nov 6

In the case of Commonwealth v. Ly, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a convicted rapist may not be compelled to complete his sentence after a delay of 16 years by the state. Vith Ly was granted a stay of execution pending appeal in   …Continue Reading Sentence Deferred 16 Years Not To Be Resumed