Event Start:
03/11/2024 4:00 PM
Event End:
03/11/2024 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Fee: $65

This program is online only.

As well as other related topics and suggested tools to address initial marital discord regarding who gets to stay, and who should go.


Hon. Frances M. Giordano, First Justice, Essex Probate and Family Court

Kara J. Carey, Managing Partner, Ryan Faenza Carey, P.C.

Jared D. Spinelli, Partner, Rubin and Rudman LLP (moderator)

Lorraine P. Stark, Partner, Casner & Edwards, LLP

Tensions between divorcing parties are often highest at the infancy of the process Conversations regarding which party will remain living in the marital home and which party will move out can become very contentious. When neither party is willing to leave the marital home voluntarily, family law practitioners should be well versed in the process (and expected standard of proof) of filing a motion seeking the presiding judge to order the other party to vacate the marital home pursuant to Mass General Laws Chapter 208, Section 34B. 

This program will address the statute, the applicable level of scrutiny, motion drafting tips, and a recent Rule 23.0 Appeals Court decision (J.C. v. A.C., No. 22-P-712) that is helping further guide the conversation within this rather underreported area of domestic relations practice. The program will also discuss alternatives to filing a motion to vacate as it relates to counseling clients as to options available to her/him in dealing with marital home disputes occurring early in the divorce process.



Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at . Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. People registered for the program will receive the video recording and materials. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.

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