Massachusetts Family Law1
Boston Divorce Attorney
The laws in Massachusetts as it relates to probate and family law are extensive, complex, and difficult to navigate without an experienced Boston divorce and family trial attorney by your side to ensure that your rights and those of your children are protected to the fullest extent possible under the law.
Massachusetts Uncontested Divorce
While it is possible to represent yourself in the simplest of uncontested divorce cases where the marriage is short in duration, involve no children and very little if any assets, your often times better served to work with a family law attorney that can provide legal representation and help you get the necessary paperwork in order to file yourself to keep legal fees to a minimum.
A divorce goes uncontested when both parties are able to work through all issues and come up with a fair settlement that is agreed to by both parties. In these types of cases, the legal costs to oversee the process, provide legal consultation, and to provide the necessary filing paperwork, can be kept quite low and the time it takes to get a divorce can be quite fast compared to a contested divorce. In uncontested divorce cases, its possible to get a divorce anywhere between 2 - 6 months.
Massachusetts Contested Divorce
I file all my divorce cases as "Contested" regardless of whether the divorce is contested or not. If both sides are able to work things out and there are no contested issues, the divorce can happen fairly quick. If however, the two sides are not able to agree 100% on all issues and need legal council and a judge is needed to help settle disputes than filing the divorce as "Contested" allows the case to proceed along the normal track without having to refile a "Uncontested" divorce at "Contested".
Going through a divorce is often times a life changing event with huge consequences for all those involved. The last thing you need to worry about is making a bad decision in the heat of the moment or giving up too much of your rights due to lack of legal representation. Your decision as to whether to go at it alone or seek legal representation could determine how successful you are in getting a divorce.
One thing you can count on if we are fortunate enough to be hired as legal council in your divorce is that we will provide you with legal consultation to help you navigate the complexities of getting a divorce in Massachusetts and where necessary, we will fight for your rights to the fullest extent of the law should your case have to go to trial. It doesn't matter if your divorce is uncontested, contested, simple, complex, high net worth, self employed, or involving legal custody disputes, you can rest assure that we will fight to protect your rights to the fullest extend possible under the law.