Family Law FAQ

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Child Support
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Child Support
Child Support FAQ
Tax Considerations
Child Support Modification
Child Support Calculator
Child Support Guidelines
MA Divorce Statute
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MA Alimony
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New Alimony Reform Calculator
Alimony
Alimony FAQ
MA Alimony Website
Alimony Factors
Length of Marriage
Tax Considerations
Alimony Modification
Mass Alimony Statute

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MA Child Custody
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Child Custody (Best Interest)
Types of Custody
Guardian ad Litem
Child Custody Modification
Child Custody Statute

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Child Visitation
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Child Visitation
Parent Plans
Parent Visitation
Parent Education

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Separation
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Separation Agreement

Contested Divorce

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Law Offices of
MA Divorce Attorney
Robyn A. Briatico
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Andover Office

Serving Essex &
Middlesex County

300 Brickston Square
Suite 201
Andover,MA 01810
Ph: (617) 387-6800

Boston Office
Serving Suffolk County
Serving Norfolk County

470 Atlantic Avenue
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Ph: (617) 387-6800

Burlington Office
Serving Middlesex
Serving Norfolk County

15 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (617) 387-6800

Melrose Office
Serving Middlesex
2 Banks Place
Melrose, MA 02176
Ph: (617) 387-6800

Everett Office
Serving Middlesex
Serving Suffolk County
Serving Norfolk County

1725 Revere Beach
Parkway
Everett, MA 02149
Ph: (617) 387-6800

Conveniently located
on RT16 just east of 93
approximately 3 miles
from Boston 02109 and 10 miles from Woburn. Parking is always free!
YouTube Hosted MA Family Law & Divorce Videos

Divorce Video Library
Alimony
Alimony Modification
Child Custody
Child Support Modification
Child Visitation
Guardianship
Guardian-Ad-Litem
Property Division
Prenuptial Agreement
Separation

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MA No Fault Divorce
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Uncontested Divorce

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MA Prenuptial
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Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial Agreement FAQ
Prenup Website

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Modification
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Child Support Modification
Alimony Modification
Visitation Modification


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Marital Property Division
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Property Division
Factors Considered
Gifts & Inheritance
Treatment of Stock Options FAQs
Business Owners
Retirement Plans
Valuation Date
Property Division Statute

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Guardianship
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Guardianship
Mental Health

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MA Adoption
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Adoption
Mass Adoption Statute

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MA Restraining Order
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Restraining Website
Restraining Order FAQs

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Law Office of
MA Divorce Lawyer
Joseph M. Lally

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Affiliate Quincy
Law Office
Joseph M. Lally
Serving Norfolk,
Plymouth, and
Bristol Counties
1233 Hancock Street
Rear
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 686-4784

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Law Office of
Michelle Moucharite
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Affiliate Melrose
Law Office

Michelle R. Moucharite
Serving Worcester County
1 West Foster Street
Suite 11
Melrose, MA 02176
Ph: (781) 665-0092
Whether you are seeking a divorce in Boston or any of the surrounding counties of Middlesex, Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Worcester, Plymouth, or Bristol, you can count on attorney Robyn A. Briatico or any one of her network of affiliates to provide you with exceptional legal consultation and representation in all areas of Massachusetts divorce and family law.

Attorney Robyn A. Briatico is not just any divorce lawyer. She is a tough skilled negotiator and an aggressive litigator that has earned her a reputation in taking on some of the most challenging divorce cases in Massachusetts. It's not uncommon for other lawyers to provide her with referrals on more complex divorce cases involving child custody, self employed, or those with high net worths with significant marital income and assets including company stock options.

In the more complex high net worth divorce cases, she brings a unique skill set in being able to read and understand bank and financial statements, tax returns (including S Corp Tax filings), stock options, retirement investments and assets, and is familiar with many complex financial arrangements sometimes used to hide marital assets from her clients. If necessary, she will utilize one of Boston's best forensic accountants and investigators in those cases in which she suspects that marital assets are being hidden from her client.

Attorney Briatico is an experienced divorce attorney that has handled countless number of divorce cases involving multiple businesses, significant real estate holdings, rental property, business assets, trusts, and inheritances. She has represented company executives at publicly traded companies with significant vested and unvested stock options.

With so much at stake, you will be best served by hiring a divorce lawyer that will do everything possible to try and reach a negotiated settlement so as to not rely on the judges broad discretion in making important decisions for you in the areas of custody, alimony, and property division. If a negotiated settlement can't be worked out and your case has to go to trial, you can rest assured that I will zealously represent and protect your interest.

Going through a divorce especially if children are involved is often very difficult, particularly when you will have to face matters that will affect your family for years to come. Whether you have a simple uncontested or more complex contested high net worth divorce case, you can be rest assured that attorney Robyn A. Briatico if retained will be there every step of the way to protect your interest to the fullest extent possible under the law.

We encourage you to pick up the phone and call Robyn today at
617-387-6800 or complete and submit the Contact Form to schedule your free 20 minute phone consult with Attorney Robyn A. Briatico or any one of her affiliates.

If you complete and submit the contact form, Robyn will receive your message on her iPhone even while on the road or in court. If she is in court, she will not be able to immediately return your call or email you due to the rules prohibiting the use of cell phones in court. As soon as she is available to do so, she will contact you.

We have offices located throughout Massachusetts including Andover, Boston, Burlington and Weymouth to best serve our clients that reside in Middlesex County, Essex County, Norfolk County, and Suffolk County. For those that live in Plymouth County, Norfolk County, Bristol County, and Worcester County, our network of affiliated divorce attorneys can also provide you with legal representation.

Navigating our Divorce Website

We have assembled for the benefit of our clients and guests one of the largest collection of informational websites and YouTube video's to address all aspects of Massachusetts divorce and family law.

We encourage you to watch our select video clips from our extensive collection of
YouTube hosted family law and divorce videos. Alternatively, you can see what our lawyers have to say about various topics of divorce and family law by reading one of the largest collections of Massachusetts Divorce FAQs found on the web. You can also access our MA Divorce Resources or just browse this site or any one of our affiliated websites to learn more about various topics on Massachusetts family law.

Our top Massachusetts divorce clients and guests will enjoy the convenience of accessing the
MA child support guidelines, child support worksheet (Calculator), Commonwealth of Mass Probate and Family Court websites, and the Trial Court Law Libraries website containing the "unofficial" Mass General Laws Statutes including MGL Chapter 208 which addresses divorce.

If after browsing though our website, you still have an unanswered questions, you
can Ask Divorce Attorney Robyn A. Briatico any general question and she will answer select questions submitted to her for the benefit of her website clients and guests. The selected questions and answers or modified versions will be archived in appropriate categories in the Family and Divorce FAQ area of this website and made available for all to view.

What you can expect

We understand the sensitivity and life altering experience that a divorce can have on your family. Emotions can run very high and the decisions you make can last a life time. Since Divorce will affect every part of your life and that of your children, it is important that you don't rush into hiring a family law attorney and instead take the time to find the right one that you will feel comfortable working with on a daily or weekly basis as the divorce process can take several months even if its uncontested to as much as a year or more if it is a vigorously contested divorce involving children.

Contested divorces and child custody litigation can lead to emotional stress and costly legal fees for all those involved. Boston female divorce lawyer Robyn A. Briatico or any one of her affiliates will do everything in their power to try and negotiate a successful divorce settlement to try and keep the legal fees to a minimum, spare children from the harmful effects of a long drawn out divorce, and provide their clients with a more predictable outcome.

If communications breaks down between the parties and settlement negotiations fail due to unreasonable demands by the other side and it’s apparent that the case will be headed to trial, there are many resources we can use at an additional cost including Certified Public Accountant's, Appraisers, Psychotherapists, etc.,to vigorously protect your interest to the fullest extent possible under the law in the event that this case must go to trial.

Attorney Robyn A. Briatico, who is a skilled litigator and negotiator, will advocate tirelessly for the best interest of her clients and their children. If she is retained by you to provide legal representation, you can expect her to meet with you to discuss the specifics of your case, understand your needs and that of your family, develop a custom tailored strategy and divorce plan that has your best interest in mind, and recommend a course of action. One of her top priorities will be to address at a minimum child custody (what is in the best interest of the children) and visitation, child support, property division (including the marital home), retirement benefits, stock options, and other investments, business valuations (self employed), and alimony.

We strongly believe in charging very reasonable rates and offering free parking to clients that visit our law offices in Andover, Burlington, Melrose, Everett, and Quincy. For those that would like to obtain general information on various topics of divorce and family law, we welcome you to explore this highly recommended and sought after website.

Our highly regarded family lawyers handle of all types of divorces from the simpler uncontested cases to the more complex contested, high net worth divorces that may involve child custody litigation and self employed business valuations.

Whether it's developing extensive
YouTube hosted family law videos, updating our website content with fresh new material, or selectively answering family law FAQs submitted by our Twitter guests, we are focussed on making this website one of Boston's best for family law. We will continue to invest heavily to make sure that we remain on top as one of the top rated, top ranked and top recommended websites in its class and a premier destination point for all of your family law needs.

If you are looking for representation of a specific gender, we have both women (woman), male, and female family law and divorce attorney affiliates that can provide you with legal representation.

What are the average hourly rates and fees charged by divorce lawyers in Boston?

There are numerous factors that contribute towards what fees or hourly rates attorneys charge for providing legal representation. You can expect to pay anywhere between $250 to $400 per hour or more depending on a variety of factors including the attorneys experience, overhead costs, and demand for their services. Attorneys charging the higher hourly rates don't necessarily offer better legal representation than those charging much less so its important for you to shop around to find the right lawyer to meet your needs.

Attorney Robyn A. Briatico charges her clients an hourly rate of $300/hr for her legal services. For an
uncontested no fault divorce, she offers a flat fee to those that qualify of between $2,000 - $3,500+ (plus court filing fees) depending on whether children are involved, length of marriage, and whether she needs to valuate and QDRO your retirement savings, stock options, and pension. As more issues are contested, your legal costs will increase as a result of the extra work, court appearances, court fees, and possible fees for the deposition and the hiring of expert witnesses if needed at trial.

In Middlesex County MA, our divorce attorneys and Boston family law lawyers can provide you with legal representation if you reside in Acton MA 01720, Arlington MA 02476, Ashby MA 01431, Ashland MA 01721, Ayer MA 01432, Bedford MA 01730, Belmont MA 02478, Billerica MA 01821, Boxborough MA 01719, Burlington MA 01803, Cambridge MA 02138, Cambridge MA 02139, Cambridge MA 02140, Carlisle MA 01741, Chelmsford MA 01824, Concord MA 01742, Dracut MA 01826, Everett MA, and Framingham MA 01701. They can also represent you if you reside in Groton MA 01450, Holliston MA 01746, Hopkinton MA 01748, Hudson MA 01749, Lexington MA 02420, Lincoln MA 01773, Littleton MA 01460, Lowell MA 01852, Malden MA 02148, Marlborough MA 01752, Maynard MA 01754, Medford MA 02155, Melrose MA 02176, Natick MA 01760, Newton MA 02459, Newton Highlands MA 02461, North Reading MA 01864, Reading MA 01867, and Pepperell MA 01463. The other cities within Middlesex County that we serve include Sherborn MA 01770, Shirley MA 01464, Somerville MA 02143, Stoneham MA 02180, Stow MA 01775, Sudbury MA 01776, Tewksbury MA 01876, Townsend MA 01469, Tyngsborough MA 01879, Wakefield MA 01880, Waltham MA 02452, Watertown MA 02472, Wayland MA 01778, Westford MA 01886, Weston MA 02493, Wilmington MA 01887, Winchester MA 01890, and Woburn MA 01801.

In Suffolk County MA, our divorce attorneys can represent you if you reside in Allston MA 02134, Boston MA, East Boston MA 02128, Back Bay MA 02116, Beacon Hill MA 02114, Brighton MA 02135, Revere MA 02151, Charlestown MA 02129, Jamaica Plain MA 02130, Winthrop MA 02152, Roxbury MA 02118, Roxbury Mission Hill MA 02120, and Chelsea MA 02150.

In Essex County MA, our divorce attorneys serve the residence and families of Amesbury MA, Andover MA, Beverly MA 01915, Boxford MA 01921, Danvers MA 01923, Essex MA 01929, Georgetown MA 01833, Gloucester MA 01930, Groveland MA 01834, Hamilton MA 01936, Haverhill MA 01830, and Ipswich MA 01938. They can also represent you if you reside in North Andover MA 01845, Peabody MA 01960, Rockport MA 01966, Rowley MA 01969, Salem MA 01970, Salisbury MA 01952, Saugus MA 01906, Swampscott MA 01907, Topsfield MA 01983, Wenham MA 01984, and West Newbury MA 01985. The other cities we serve within Essex County include Lawrence MA 01840, Lynn MA 01901, Lynnfield MA 01940, Manchester by the Sea MA 01944, Marblehead MA 01945, Merrimac MA 01860, Methuen MA 01844, Middleton MA 01949, Nahant MA 01908, Newbury MA 01951, Newburyport MA 01950, and North Shore MA .

In Norfolk County, our boston ma divorce lawyers can provide you with legal representation if you reside in Avon MA 02322, Bellingham MA 02019, Braintree MA 02184, Brookline MA 02446, Canton MA 02021, Chestnut Hill MA 02467, Cohassett MA 02025, Dedham MA 02026, Dover MA 02030, Foxboro MA 02035, Franklin MA 02038, Holbrook MA 02343, Medfield MA 02052, Medway MA 02053, Millis MA 02054, Milton MA 02186, Needham MA 02492, Norfolk MA 02056, Norwood MA 02062, Plainville MA 02762, and Quincy MA 02169. The other cities we serve include Randolph MA 02081, Sharon MA 02067, Stoughton MA 02072, Walpole MA 02081, Wellesley MA 02482, Wellesley Hills MA 02481, Westwood MA 02090, Weymouth MA 02188, and Wrentham MA 02093.

In Plymouth County MA, we can represent you in a divorce if you reside in Abington MA, Bridgewater MA, Brockton MA, Carver MA, Duxbury MA, Halifax MA, Hanover MA, Hanson MA, Hingham MA, Hull MA, Kingston MA, Lakeville MA, Marion MA, Marshfield MA, Mattapoisett MA, Middleboro MA, Norwell MA, and Pembrooke MA. The other cities we serve within Plymouth County include Plymouth MA, Plympton MA, Rochester MA, Rockland MA, Scituate MA, Wareham MA, West Bridgewater MA, Whitman MA, and Eastbridgewater MA.

In Bristol County MA, we can represent you in a divorce if you reside in Acushnet MA, Attleboro MA, Berkley MA, Dartmouth MA, Dighton MA, Easton MA, Fairhaven MA, Fall River MA, Freetown MA, Mansfield MA, North Attleborough MA, Norton MA, Rynham MA, Rehoboth MA, Seekonk MA, Somerset MA, Swansea MA, and Westport MA.

In Worcester County MA, our divorce lawyers can provide you with legal representation if you reside in Ashburnham MA, Athol MA, Auburn MA, Barre MA, Berlin MA, Blackstone MA, Bolton MA, Boylston MA, Brookfield MA, Charlton MA, Clinton MA, Douglas MA, Dudley MA, East Brookfield MA, Fitchburg MA, Gardner MA, Grafton MA, Hardwick MA, Harvard MA, Holden MA, Hopedale MA, Hubbardston MA, Lancaster MA, Leicester MA, Leominster MA, Lunenburg MA, Mendon MA, Milford MA, Millbury MA, and Millville MA. The other cities we serve within Worcester County include New Braintree MA, North Brookfield MA, Northborough MA, Northbridge MA, Oakham MA, Oxford MA, Paxton MA, Petersham MA, Phillipston MA, Princeton MA, Royalston MA, Rutland MA, Shrewsbury MA, Southborough MA, Southbridge MA, Spencer MA, Sterling MA, Sturbridge MA, Sutton MA, Templeton MA, Upton MA, Uxbridge MA, Warren MA, Webster MA, West Boylston MA, West Brookfield MA, Westborough MA, Westminster MA, Winchendon MA, and Worcester MA.

We have a number of experts we work with including Dr. Renee Sorrentino at
www.psychiatristforensic.com that we can utilize to help provide evaluation of parental fitness, termination of parental rights, parental custody, and visitation in divorce.


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