The term "domestic" covers a range of topics affecting today's families. Among the more common problems addressed in this area are issues of child custody and support, guardianship, foster care, adoption, paternity, separate support, domestic abuse and assaults (c209A), assignment of assets and liability in property divisions.
Since the probate court has been given extensive authority over the family and even greater authority over children, it has become a forum engaged in frontier like decisions. The courts are currently redefining and clarifying the actions and responsibilities of parents, children, and couples in a rapidly changing field, reflecting the pace of life bombarded by the media revolution.
Our office represented the filing parties in the first in vitro fertilization/surrogate mother action brought before the Plymouth County Probate Court. Our efforts continue to characterize the Law Office of Attorney Russell P. Canevazzi as being in the forefront of "cutting edge law."