Entries by Doug Lovenberg

Splitting Up a Business in a Divorce

Once a couple decides to end their marriage, there may be issues of custody and visitation if there are children of the marriage, and over division of the marital assets. Marital assets are all property, including debts, that were obtained or accumulated during the marriage. This includes a business, whether it was started and owned […]

Slip and Fall On an Icy Sidewalk

Winters in Boston and throughout New England bring certain hazards not found in the warmer climates. Snow and ice on sidewalks and driveways present dangers to all persons where a slip and fall can result in injuries ranging from minor sprains and bruises to broken limbs and traumatic head injuries.

Prenups in Boston Why You Need One

Most people have heard of prenuptial agreements but usually in the context of a spouse of a well-known and wealthy individual contesting the agreement in his or her own marriage. Prenups are essentially contracts between couples as to how their property and assets are to be divided in the event of a divorce.

Injured While Sledding Who is Responsible?

Sledding is one of the most entertaining activities you can engage in during the winter months. Sleds range widely in size and functionality, but the main point is getting down the hill or slope quickly and safely. Most areas that allow sledding are on municipal property or in parks owned by the city, however, private […]

Icy Roads Accidents

Although most car accidents are fender benders, millions of people are injured each year in auto accidents with a high percentage taking place during the coldest months. Boston motorists are used to extreme weather conditions so it should come as no surprise that by using their experience and commonsense, they can prevent many car accidents […]

Grandparents Rights What You Need to Know

It may not be surprising to learn that the rights of grandparents to custody or visitation of their grandchildren are largely secondary to those of the parents who may be married, unmarried or divorced. This rests on the presumption that the decision of the parents has “presumptive validity,” or that the parent is fit to […]

Drunk Driving Accidents on the Rise in Winter

Most of us look forward to the winter holiday season with time off from work and school. Office parties, family gatherings, dinner and drinks with friends and colleagues are commonplace. Bars and restaurants may have specials such as extended happy hours or no-cover charges for women on some nights. Many of these events, however, center […]

Boston Car Accident on Black Ice

When temperatures drop and precipitation falls, the result can be extremely icy roads and dangerous driving conditions. Indeed, when roads are icy, vehicles may be harder to control, take more time to stop, and may lose traction – skidding or sliding, ultimately leading to an accident. As you navigate icy roads, it’s important to keep […]

Was it Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare practitioner violates the standard of care that is owed to a patient, and as a result, the patient suffers harm. Studies indicate that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. If you are a patient in Massachusetts, you seek treatment from a doctor, and you […]

Liability in a Boston Hit-and-Run Accident

Being in an accident is a traumatizing experience in itself; if the driver who hits you then flees the scene, the episode can be that much more trying. In fact, you may be panicked about what will happen next, including how you will pay your many car accident-associated expenses if the other driver cannot be […]