Jonathan Fields, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in an article on the recent decision Murry Vs Green.
A lawyer could not be sued for malpractice based on an allegation that a post-divorce settlement she negotiated should have included a term capping her client’s open-ended obligation to make his ex-wife’s mortgage payments, a Superior Court judge has ruled.
Wellesley divorce lawyer Jonathan E. Fields suggested that if the plaintiff truly wanted to dispute the duration of his mortgage payment obligation, he should have responded to the wife’s contempt action with the filing of a complaint in equity alleging mortgage overpayment.
“Maybe that would have at least given him leverage,” Fields said.
Please visit Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly to read the full article.