No one gets married thinking they are going to end up divorced. Unfortunately, about half of all marriages end in divorce. In Massachusetts, the divorce process can be complicated, challenging, and emotionally draining. If you are facing a divorce, it’s important to hire a competent Divorce Attorney to advocate for you and help you start a new beginning.
Depending on the issues and personalities of the involved parties, the process can be straightforward or difficult. Key issues that are agreed upon are memorialized in a contract called a Separation Agreement. Issues that are not agreed upon, are decided by a Judge through a trial. Some of the most common key issues that must be addressed through the divorce process include:
Massachusetts is a no-fault grounds state meaning you can get divorced even if your ex doesn’t want a divorce. Although the ex can’t prevent a divorce, he/she can complicate the process significantly.
Each client I develop a relationship with is unique with different life experiences, issues, and concerns. My approach with each client is the same-I listen and advise with compassion, understanding, and a focus on practical solutions to your problems. One of the most important roles I try and fill for my clients is that of an educator. If I have explained the legal process, advised you on all available options, and allowed you to make an educated decision based on all of the above, then I will have done my job.
I offer a variety of representation options dependent on your needs as follows:
- Traditional Representation-I work with you and am with you through every step of your case from start to finish. I work off a retainer and charge an hourly rate with no hidden fees.
- Limited Assistance Representation (LAR)-I work with you on an as-needed basis. This can include limited appearances at court, drafting legal documents, or negotiations with the other side. Cost is dependent on the task you need assistance with.
- Flat Fee-I offer flat fee services for uncontested divorces only.