Considering Divorce in Massachusetts?
Divorce is a process by which a marriage is legally dissolved. It involves the legal division of marital assets and debts and determining spousal support and the parental responsibility for the children. Massachusetts is a no-fault divorce state, meaning the reason for your divorce is of no concern. This also allows for either spouse to get a divorce, even if the other one does not consent. There are many legal issues that need to be dealt with during a divorce process, including spousal support, property division, and child custody. It is important to seek the help of an experienced attorney to advocate for you and support you to minimize the pain of the divorce process.
Contested and Uncontested Divorce
There are several paths that divorcing couples may take depending upon their needs and unique situation. We help our clients determine which course of action is best considering their circumstances. There are two types of divorce in Massachusetts:
Uncontested Divorce – The spouses work together with their divorce attorneys to reach an agreement on all of the necessary issues.
Contested Divorce – The spouses cannot agree on one or many of the issues and the parties work together with their divorce attorneys and the court to establish a settlement. In few cases, the parties will not reach an agreement and the issues will need to be resolved through trial.
Our attorneys work with clients to assist them in determining how to handle Pre, Post, and Non-Marital Separation Agreements, Property Division, Division of Personal Property, Child Custody Issues, Alimony, Modifications and Post-Divorce Issues.
Alternative to Litigation
Alternative dispute resolution and out of court processes such as mediation tend to be quicker, less costly, and less stressful. With mediation, the spouses work together through an out of court process which tends to be quicker and less costly. Learn if divorce mediation is right for you.
If you and your spouse would like to learn more about the divorce process, please contact our office for a free initial consultation to discuss the options that are right for you.