Family and Divorce Law

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If you are considering filing for divorce or any other family related issue, we recommend giving our office a call. We provide a free 15 minutes phone consultation. Our office consultations are $200 for one hour. We also offer limited assistance representation in the area of family law.

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Divorce

In Massachusetts you can file for a no-fault divorce or a fault based divorce. A no fault default is regarded as an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. For no fault divorces either spouse can file a divorce petition on their own or a couple may file a joint petition for divorce. A fault divorce is usually filed in situations of domestic violence, adultery, or abandonment. If you file for a fault based divorce, it will be your burden to prove the case. In either situation, you will need a divorce attorney.


Custody

In Massachusetts there are two types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody allows parents to make important decisions in a child’s life such as schooling, religious upbringing and medical decisions. Physical custody determines where the child actually lives. It is not uncommon for divorced parents to share both legal and physical custody. If you cannot come to a custody agreement on your own, the courts do so based on what is in the best interest of the child. A family law attorney will be able to best represent your child’s interests.


Child Support

Child support is determined by the MA Child Support Guidelines and is based on income. You can view those guidelines here. Child support can be modified if income or employment status changes.


Alimony

A number of factors go into to determining alimony awards including the income and earning potentials of each party and the health of each party.

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Please call our office at 978­-637-­2048 to set up a consultation or e-mail us.
We provide a free 15 minutes phone consultation.

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