The duration of a divorce depends on a number of factors, some of which are controlled by the participants, some by the attorneys, and some by the court system. Cooperation between the parties – or the lack thereof – tends to be the dominant factor.
How much does a divorce cost?
The less adversarial the divorce, the lesser the cost. Contact an experienced divorce attorney for specific information.
What documents are required to get a divorce in Massachusetts?
Required documents usually include W2s, a certified marriage certificate, a parent class certificate, and paperwork generated by attorneys and/or mediators. Please contact this office for more specifics.
What is the residency requirement?
Generally, one year of continuous residency in Massachusetts is a minimum requirement. Check with an attorney to discuss the particulars of your case.
How is child support determined?
Massachusetts uses a formula to determine the amount of child support to be paid.
How is alimony awarded?
Alimony payments are determined by a judge when examining the totality of the financial circumstances of the parties. There have been recent changes to the Alimony Statute. Please contact our office to analyze your specific situation.
How do I get a restraining order?
An individual is capable of getting their own restraining order by presenting an affidavit to a judge or in an emergency situation simply by calling their local police. It is advisable to talk with an attorney to understand all benefits and ramifications.
How do I begin a divorce?
The most effective and informational method is to contact a divorce attorney and schedule a consultation.