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Welcome to the Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition Web Site. This web site is designed to provide both members and non-members easy access to important legal information, free legal seminars, and up-to-date legal news.

Attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo, spokesman of the Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition, runs the Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition. If you want to volunteer or talk to Attorney Del Gallo, you can contact him on this site


 LEGAL HELP

 

 We are developing a new section, LEGAL QUESTIONS for those wanting legal help for common family law related problems. Click HERE for answers to common questions about family law from Attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo.

While this section is currently in the process of being constructed (and probably will be on an ongoing basis), there is already a great deal of information there, especially on the subject of child custody. While there is some political commentary on the state of the law, it is only presented to give father’s a heads-up as what to expect and to develop realistic strategies. The purpose of this LEGAL QUESTIONS section is to present a straightforward analysis of the law, with a bent toward the non-custodial parent. Its aim is also to provide a reasonably thorough understanding of the law for the layperson. It clearly is aimed at Massachusetts law but will deal with many issues that have application across all jurisdictions.

There really is a need for this. Most legal websites from attorneys provide far too little information to be of much use—they are mostly trying to lure in a client by throwing out a morsel of information. Unfortunately, such practical information is also missing from almost all fathers’ rights groups, whose objective is to change the law and attitudes about fathers, and to decry the injustice they suffer--goals which will also serve in other parts of the website, just not in the legal help section. Father’s rights groups are much less focused on helping non-custodial parents through the legal maze, or at least doing so through their websites.

The information herein is very detailed, for which we are entirely unapologetic. Many people complain that there are not enough resources for pro se litigants (people representing themselves), or those who want to be education consumers—this is an attempt to close that gap.  But even if you have an attorney, this will make you an educated consumer and will actually help you help your lawyer, by making you know what is important and what is unimport.  

 

STATEMENT OF RINALDO DEL GALLO, III regarding recent domestic incident 

Many people have been asking about Rinaldo Del Gallo's side of events regarding his recent arrest in a domestic situation--here is his story.  CLICK HERE 

Rinaldo Del Gallo has had columns printed in newspaper across the country .  

COLUMNS IN NEWSPAPERS

BY RINALDO DEL GALLO, III

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"Grass-roots group uprooted: Berkshire Eagle"

The Berkshire Eagle, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, March 5, 2011. (Pittsfield, MA)

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The Pittsfield Gazette

"Prior Acts and the rape conviction of Catholic priest Gary Mercure in Pittsfield Superior Court"


The Pittsfield Gazette, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III,  Thursday, February 17, 2011  (Pittsfield, MA)

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 North Adams Transcript

"Don't get in lather over Berkshire sweat lodges" (North Adams Transcript):

"Commonsense and Sweatlodges" (Berkshire Eagle)

The Berkshire Eagle, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, January 8, 2011. (Pittsfield, MA)

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, January 8, 2011 (North Adams, MA)

The Pittsfield Gazette

"False allegations shouldn't be tolerated"


The Pittsfield Gazette, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III,  Thursday, October 7, 2010  (Pittsfield, MA)

The Pittsfield Gazette

"False allegations shouldn't be tolerated"


The Pittsfield Gazette, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III,  Thursday, October 7, 2010  (Pittsfield, MA)

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"Not worth the risk."

The Berkshire Eagle, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, June, 2010. (Pittsfield, MA)

"The Origins of the Preakness"

The Berkshire Eagle, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, May 15, 2010. (Pittsfield, MA)

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"No confidentiality, no justice."

The Berkshire Eagle, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, April 3, 2010. (Pittsfield, MA)

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The Pittsfield Gazette

"Law on Libel and Sherriff Massimiano"

The Pittsfield Gazette, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III,  Thursday, September 24, 2010  (Pittsfield, MA)

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"Patent case threatens innovation."

The Berkshire Eagle, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, February 27, 2010. (Pittsfield, MA)

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 North Adams Transcript

"Protecting Political Speech

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 (North Adams, MA)

Massachussetts Lawyers Weekly, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III,  Week of Monday, February 8, 2010 (Boston, MA).

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North Adams Transcript
 

Arts and tourism: A recipe for failure

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Wednesday, October 14, 2009 (North Adams, MA)

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"A better bet than cultural amenities."

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Wednesday, October 14, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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 The Pittsfield Gazette

"Housing Supply Discussion Crucial"


The Pittsfield Gazette, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III,  Thursday, September 24, 2009  (Pittsfield, MA)

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"Path toward a better PEDA"

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Wednesday, September 23, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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"Life Lesson at the Travers"

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, August 28, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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"1978 Travers lesson last a lifetime for young fan"

Albany Times Union, By RINALDO Del GALLO, III, Sunday, August 23, 2008 (Albany, New York)

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"Yes In My Backyard"

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Monday, July 27, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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North Adams Transcript

"Father's Day Quiz"

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Sunday, June 21, 2009 (North Adams, MA).

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"Father's Day Pop Quiz"

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Sunday, June 21, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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"A Dad, Travers tradition"

The Saratogian,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Sunday, June 21, 2009. (Saratoga, NY)

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North Adams Transcript

"No defense for this trial

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Thursday, June 11, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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North Adams Transcript

 
 "Failing miserably on an ethical obligation"

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Thursday, June 11, 2009. (North Adams, MA)

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The Pittsfield Gazette

"Increasing Sales Tax May Backfire"


The Pittsfield Gazette, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III,  Thursday, May 28, 2009  (Pittsfield, MA)

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"An end to free-for-all searches"

he Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Wednesday, April 29, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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The Pittsfield Gazette

Costly campaigns create concerns” 

BY RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Pittsfield Gazette, Thursday,  March 26, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA).

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"Why 'delinquent dads' flee"

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, March 7, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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North Adams Transcript

 Too much pork, not enough infrastructure

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, March 2, 2009 (North Adams, MA)

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The American Daily

"Why is VAWA in the stimulus package?: Keynesian Economics and Obama's New New Deal Gone Madly Awry."

 The American Daily, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Monday, February 23, 2008 (Phoenix, Arizona)

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North Adams Transcript

 Romanticizing adultery and demonizing men

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 (North Adams, MA)

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"What constitutes child support?"

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Thursday, January 15, 2009. (Pittsfield, MA)

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The Pittsfield Gazette

DA’s ‘zero tolerance’ lacks sense” BY RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Pittsfield Gazette, Friday, January 8, 2008 (Pittsfield, MA).

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"Restraining orders abused in many child custody cases"

Worcester Telegram and Gazette, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (Worcester, MA) 

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The Pittsfield Gazette

City Should Ban (Farm) Animal Cruelty” 

BY RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Pittsfield Gazette, Thursday, November 27, 2008 (Pittsfield, MA).

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"Men Ignored In Homeless Debate"

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Sunday, July 27, 2008. (Pittsfield, MA)

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North Adams Transcript

 The Elephant in the Room

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 (North Adams, MA)

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The Intellectual Conservative

 "Are Cigarette Taxes Fair?"

Intellectual Conservative, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, July 5, 2008

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"Fatherless homes, and their role in teen pregnancy"

The Gloucester Daily Times, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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"The Roots of Teen Pregnancy"

The Berkshire Eagle,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, June 28, 2008. (Pittsfield, MA)

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MensNewsDaily.Com

"The story that went unreported regarding Obama's Father's Day speech"

Men's News Daily,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, June 21, 2008.

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MensNewsDaily.Com

"Obama's Father's Day Father Bashing Speech: Why is every holiday turned against fathers?

Men's News Daily,  By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Friday, June 20, 2008.

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"Looking at labor, love on Father's Day"

The Springfield Republican, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Sunday, June 15, 2008 (Springfield, MA)

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North Adams Transcript

 Have you been a good parent today?

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, June 14, 2008 (North Adams, MA)

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"Shared parenting should be law"

The Lowell Sun, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Saturday, June 14, 2008 (Lowell, MA)

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 "Celebrating Fathers: Protecting the Right to Provide"

The Washington Times, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Friday, June 13, 2008 (Washington, D.C.)

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"Honorable men being cheated"

The Charlestown Gazette, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Sunday, June 8, 2008 (Charlestown, West Virginia)

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"New York judges make more than enough"

Albany Times Union, By RINALDO Del GALLO, III, Friday, May 9, 2008 (Albany, New York)

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"'She wouldn't lie' mentality tips scales in custody fights"
The Baltimore Sun, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Friday, April 25, 2008 (Baltimore, Maryland)

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"Don't leave fathers out of custody cases"

The Boston Globe, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Tuesday, March 11, 2008 (Boston, Massachusetts)

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North Adams Transcript

"The other side of restraining orders"

The North Adams Transcript, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Tuesday, January 4, 2005 (North Adams, MA)

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Immigration Laws, Red Tape Are Tearing Families Apart

Buffalo News, By RINALDO DEL GALLO, III, Monday, January 3, 2000 (Buffalo, New York)

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