Reading, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers
Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
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Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce & family law in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Attorney Black...
Woburn, MA 01801
American University Washington College of Law
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Altman received a BA from Barnard College, magna cum laude, and a JD degree, cum...
Knowing that clients, like patients, rarely have just one issue, Attorney Mucci is able to move seamlessly among diverse practice areas. Ahead of the curve, the Law Offices of Richard Mucci provides a one-stop shop to the surrounding...
Danvers, MA 01923
New England Law | Boston
Originally from Wyoming, Teresa attended the University of Wyoming, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in in Administration of Justice before moving to California to attend Pepperdine University, School of Law, where she focused on litigation and trial practice. Teresa received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2000 and began practicing in Los Angeles and Orange...
Gina manages the firm and works very closely with Attorney Rebecca Ryan and Attorney Rhonda Levey on all the firm’s domestic relations cases. She also provides pre-divorce consulting services and acts as a divorce strategist for individuals involved in mediation. Gina receives many client referrals from clergy, mental health...
Believing that everyone should be able to obtain legal services, Ms. Lazar's practice focuses on the needs of people of "modest means" - typically, those whose incomes put pro bono and subsidized legal...
Reading Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
Children's Law Center of Massachusetts, Inc.
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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