During the divorce process, there are times when a client requires an attorney to protect their rights. 

An experienced divorce attorney can make a significant difference in protecting the interests of the party. Examples of such occasions include:

  • When one of the parties is being unreasonable;
  • When one of the parties is attempting to be less than forthright with financial information;
  • When the children’s best interests are at stake;
  • When the communication process between the parties has deteriorated to the point where constructive dialogue is difficult.

We assist our clients in resolving a wide range of Divorce Law issues, including:

  • Contested and Uncontested Divorces
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Modifications
  • Restraining Orders
  • Visitation Rights
  • Child Custody
  • Parenting Plans
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Military Divorces

Contested and Uncontested Divorce

We represent people who are seeking divorce in the Merrimack Valley, the North Shore, and throughout Massachusetts or who have been served with divorce papers. Each divorce is unique. When necessary, we take an aggressive approach to protect our clients' interests in contested divorces. We also assist clients in uncontested divorces, helping them resolve matters amicably.

Child Custody and Child Support

We represent parents in matters of child custody, parenting time (often called visitation) and child support. We help establish custody and create parenting plans as part of divorce or paternity proceedings. We also modify existing court orders.

Property Division

We protect our clients' financial interests in matters of property division. In Massachusetts, property is divided fairly and equitably between spouses in a divorce.


Alimony may or may not be appropriate in your divorce. We are familiar with the 2011 reforms, and we can handle issues of alimony (often referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance) as part of the divorce process. It may also be possible to modify an existing alimony order.


We can assist with the modification of child custody, child support and alimony. We represent clients in divorce modifications in Andover, North Andover and Tewksbury, as well as other towns in Essex and Middlesex counties.

Divorce Mediation

Divorce does not have to be an aggressive and hostile legal battle. Our law firm provides mediation services to help you and your spouse find amicable resolutions. You can learn more about Divorce mediation by clicking here

We also represent people in matters of grandparents' rights, serve the changing legal needs of same-sex couples, and help clients obtain or contest restraining orders. The Law Offices of Stark and Heiner can provide you with assistance with your divorce in North Andover and surrounding communities.

Call or email us for a consultation today.