Divorce, Separation, Modifications, and Alimony

New clients often ask, “Have you dealt with my kind of case before?” The field of family law is as diverse as the families involved in the process. The following is a list of issues frequently handled by our office.

  • Divorce: alimony (rehabilitative, time-limited, buy-outs), property division, debt division, maximizing available financial resources, parenting plans (shared physical custody, sole physical custody, traditional visitation arrangement, age-appropriate plans), child support (traditional child support, expense sharing, extracurriculars, college expenses)
  • Same-sex marriages, polyamorous (“open”) marriages, blended families, children of extra-marital relationships
  • Removal of children out of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Paternity, non-marital children
  • Children with disabilities, special education needs, or serious medical issues
  • High conflict custody cases
  • Cases involving Guardians Ad Litem
  • Valuation of small businesses and sole proprietorships, dissipation of marital assets, engaging financial experts for valuation or forensic evaluations of accounts, tracking cash-based additional income
  • Family breakdowns involving mental health and/or addictions, mental health evaluations, and mental health commitments/hospitalizations
  • Domestic violence and other forms of abuse
  • Modifications of prior judgments
  • Contempts of prior orders and judgments
  • Working with clients who were previously self-represented
  • Short orders of notice and emergency hearings
  • Drafting of and cases involving prenuptial agreements and antenuptial agreements
  • Grandparent visitation, multi-generational family structures
  • Representation and case evaluation during the mediation process, and the use of alternative dispute resolution practices
  • Pre-separation consultation

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