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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary Celebrated Posted on Dec 31

Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary Celebrated

Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 as a precursor to the abolishment of slavery upon the ratification of the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The first Watch Night services were held on New Year’s Eve, 1862, in anticipation of the   …Continue Reading Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary Celebrated

Premarital agreement law in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 17

A forthcoming research paper entitled Drafting Prenuptial Agreements will contain a chapter on premarital agreement law in Massachusetts  authored by Suffolk University School of Law Professor Charles Kindregan.  The chapter reviews court decisions regarding the unconscionability standard,  two peeks policy and enforceability, and waivers.