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Thinking Outside the Bank

By Scott A. Joseph, October 10, 2017

On October 16, 2017, Attorney Scott A. Joseph will be part of a panel discussion entitled “Thinking Outside the Bank” at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Norwood, Massachusetts as part of the MBREA 2017 New England Real Estate Appraisers Expo. The 27th New England Appraisers Expo on October 16, 2017 will be attended by… READ MORE

Consequences of Underage Drinking

By Scott A. Joseph, June 22, 2017

Follow this link to watch Attorney Shelley Joseph’s recent interview about the consequences of teenage alcohol consumption.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKExHjYu_Dw&feature=em-upload_owner Share Share this article:


By Scott A. Joseph, May 16, 2017

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD CHILD The high school year is winding down and many parents will be sending their children to college or out into the workforce during the next few months. Once your children turn eighteen years old, they will no longer be considered minors. I recommend that you discuss the… READ MORE


By Scott A. Joseph, December 6, 2016

Effective December 1, 2016, new Massachusetts regulations require smoke alarms to be photoelectric or a combination of photoelectric and ionization with a hush button. These new units come with a sealed 10 year battery that does not require replacing, but sends an alert when the unit is expiring. In order to comply, smoke detectors that… READ MORE

Building the Foundation for Addiction Prevention

By shelley, October 25, 2016

October 26th — Shelley Joseph appeared at Natick High School on October 26, 2016 to facilitate a town hall community discussion about what our community can do to further address underage drinking. https://josephlawoffice.com/building-foundation-addiction-prevention/ Share this article:

Shelley Joseph chaired a seminar about Warrant and Warrantless Search & Seizure

By Scott A. Joseph, August 30, 2016

Warrant & Warrantless Search & Seizure The law of searches with and without warrants is challenging and ever evolving. Attorney Shelley Joseph chaired a seminar on September 20, 2016 at MCLE New England. This program will train lawyers on the practical and legal aspects of the admissibility of evidence obtained via searches conducted both with and without… READ MORE

June 30, 2016

By Scott A. Joseph, June 20, 2016

Shelley Joseph was a featured speaker on June 30, 2016 as Natick Together for Youth presented Opioid Overdose Prevention Training. https://www.naticktogetherforyouth.org/events Share this article:

New Massachusetts Civil Commitment Proceedings Law

By shelley, February 1, 2016

Civil Commitment Proceedings in Massachusetts On February 1, 2016, the new Uniform Trial Court Rules for Civil Commitment Proceedings for Alcohol and Substance Abuse take effect in Massachusetts. MGL c. 123 §5 provides a process for families, friends, police officers and physicians to file petitions to civilly commit loved ones who are addicted to alcohol… READ MORE

2016 – Time To Review Your Estate Plan

By Scott A. Joseph, December 15, 2015

As the year draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the past and look toward the future.  I recommend that you periodically take the time to review your estate plan to ensure that your goals at the time the documents were prepared remain the same.  As the year draws to… READ MORE


By Scott A. Joseph, December 3, 2015

DO NOT FORGET TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TAX AND GIFTING LAWS BEFORE THE END OF 2015 Before the year is over, take advantage of the tax break which allows you to make gifts of up to $14,000 to an unlimited number of recipients – free of transfer tax each calendar year. The tax-free gifting amount… READ MORE