Criminal Law – The uncertainty of facing criminal charges, whether they are motor vehicle violations or serious felonies, can be stressful. Attorney Gallagher has represented clients on a variety of criminal charges ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies. Every case is equally important to her and will get the same level of attention. Criminal charges can bring a host of related difficulties that can have huge consequences in many areas of your life such as loss of license, the inability to get a job or qualify for student loans and the loss of section 8 housing, and many things you may not be aware of. It is important to have an attorney who understands you and all aspects of your case, will explain your case in a way you can understand and answer all of your questions.
Divorce and Family Law – Divorce is an emotional and trying experience. Attorney Gallagher will help you navigate the necessary legal steps in a caring and compassionate way. She has experience with any issue that you might encounter in your divorce proceeding including property division, visitation, custody and child support. Attorney Gallagher will guide you through this difficult time with personal attention to your particular situation.
Attorney Gallagher is experienced in all aspects of family law including pre-nuptial agreements, domestic partnerships, same-sex marriages and paternity issues.
Estate Planning – Decisions such as long term care, what to do with your children in the event of your death and who is responsible for making health care decisions if you are not capable of doing so are difficult. Attorney Gallagher can help you make advance arrangements so that you can have peace of mind. By preparing Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills and other associated documents, you protect yourself and ensure your loved ones’ security. You have worked hard for your money. You should decide what to do with it. Don’t wait, act now.
Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits – Have you been injured at work? It’s a sad reality that some employers knowingly or unknowingly subject their employees to unsafe working conditions. Unfortunately, when this happens, workers can suffer in more ways than one. From life-altering injuries that demand ongoing medical treatment to lost wages, workplace accidents can hurt employees physically, financially, and emotionally. Attorney Gallagher will help you protect your rights and battle the insurance company. It is difficult for an individual to go up against large corporations. Attorney Gallagher is prepared to fight for you.
Whether you’re applying for Social Security benefits due to a recent disability or have been denied benefits after submitting your application, Attorney Gallagher can help. She understands that Social Security benefits can make the difference between struggling financially and having the funds you need to survive and obtain adequate medical care. She will guide you through the complicated process and get you what you deserve.
Personal Injury – When you or a family member is involved in an accident it can have lasting effects in your daily life. Dealing with insurance adjusters, medical bills and rehabilitation from injuries is stressful and can be overwhelming. Having the right attorney with the right experience can help you get the outcome you deserve for your case. Having worked for an insurance company, Attorney Gallagher has the broad experience needed to assist you and will offer the best resolution for your individual situation. Don’t let the insurance companies force you to settle for less than you deserve.
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The Massachusetts Sentencing Commission was established in April, 1994, by the “truth in sentencing” law, Chapter 432 of the Acts of 1993. The provisions creating the commission and establishing its mandates were revised and codified as M.G.L. c. 211E. The commission consists of fifteen members, including three judges, three prosecutors, and three defense counsel, along with representatives from the Executive Office of Public Safety, the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association, the Department of Correction, the Parole Board, the Office of the Commissioner of Probation, and the Victim Witness Assistance Board. The commission members were appointed in the spring of 1994 and held their first organizational meeting in June, 1994.
The Probate and Family Court, the Massachusetts Justice Project and collaborators today announced the availability of a new online resource that will help self-represented litigants more easily complete court forms in child support cases. The other partners are the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute; South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.; and the Trial Court Access to Justice Initiative.
With the help of a Technology Initiative Grant from the Legal Services Corporation, the Massachusetts Justice Project, in collaboration with the Probate & Family Court and the other partners, has created a series of free online interviews that help self-represented litigants accurately complete the court forms needed to file cases seeking establishment, enforcement or modification of a child support order, or an Answer to any of these complaints.
The interviews, supporting educational videos and written content can be accessed at http://www.masslegalhelp.org/legal-forms. Users proceed through a series of questions, and the answers to the questions are used to prepare forms and instructions. A Spanish translation of these interviews will be available this summer.
“Making sure children receive financial support from their parents is one of the most important types of cases the Probate and Family Court hears,” said Probate and Family Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey. “Creating this online resource in collaboration with the Massachusetts Justice Project and others will improve access to the court for parents in child support cases, increasing the likelihood that children get the financial support they need,”
Each year, thousands of litigants unable to afford an attorney seek to represent themselves in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. Online interviews allow self- represented litigants to quickly and accurately prepare essential legal forms via an easily accessible online interface.
Catherine M. Gallagher is an experienced attorney who offers a wide variety of legal services including Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law, Estate Planning, Personal Injury Law, Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Benefits.
Catherine serves as a tireless advocate for all of her clients going above and beyond for them with the service and dedication one should expect from an attorney.
Catherine is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.
As a solo practitioner attorney, Catherine promises to return all calls promptly and if an emergency situation arises, Catherine’s paralegal will be able to get her a message quickly and give you an estimated time of response. With Catherine you will receive the personal, individual attention you deserve in dealing with your legal matters.
Catherine offers free consultations and will meet with you, by appointment, at a time and location convenient to you. For an affordable price, Catherine will provide you with personal service that will give you confidence that your legal matters are being dealt with in a professional manner. Catherine always takes the time to explain every facet of the legal system to her clients so they understand what they can expect from their case.