Areas of PracticeDivorce and Family Law and Civil Litigation
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What Makes Him Different
Jeremy Carter is managing partner at Carter DeYoung, one of the biggest law firms on Cape Cod. As a former police officer and special agent for the FBI, Attorney Carter offers clients a unique understanding of both sides of the law. With over 30 years of practicing law on Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts, he has vast experience and deep expertise representing clients in a wide range of legal areas, both civil and criminal.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q: Do I need a lawyer?
A: If you want to understand your rights and be compensated appropriately if wronged, then you will need a lawyer. Clients can work with our office, and in particular, the lawyer, to work out payment plans to ensure representation.
Q: Is an adopted person entitled to their adoption records?
A: Under the law in Massachusetts, M.G.L. c. 210, an adopted person has the right to obtain any information that does not identify the biological parents.
The general rule is that an adopted person does not have an automatic right to access identifying information of their adopted parents. In order for that information to be released a judge must find there is good cause for doing so. Simply wanting to know the name or address of one’s biological parents will not be a good enough reason for a judge to disclose their identity. Before allowing the records to be released, a judge must weigh the interests of the adopted person in obtaining the information compared to the privacy rights of the parents.
The First Thing We Do at Carter DeYoung
You will be personally greeted and welcomed by a member of our Carter DeYoung staff. They determine which lawyer in the firm can best help you based on your individual situation and will then schedule a free initial consultation by phone or in person. Clients can work with our office, and in particular, the lawyer, to work out payment plans to ensure representation. At the Law Office of Carter DeYoung, you will find six talented, compassionate lawyers dedicated to their clients, one another, and the communities they serve.
Our Best Advice
(1) Don’t wait to make a call to find out if you have a case or need legal guidance;
(2) Don’t automatically assume you cannot afford a lawyer;
(3) Don’t fall prey to the belief that you already know the law and your rights.
It will negatively affect you in the long run if you do have a case or need legal representation. Make the call today at 508-771-4210.