Somerville, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers
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...
My clients come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. I personally believe that every client, regardless of their circumstances, deserves the best legal representation. I respect the trust my clients have placed in me during these difficult time periods...
Thoroughly knowledgeable in the family law process, Dan has handled numerous complex family law matters involving contested custody cases, child removal matters, business valuations, support and alimony matters, forensic evaluations and complex tracing issues concerning assets of mixed character. He has tried...
Before joining the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, Julie owned her own practice focusing primarily in the areas of family law and estate planning. Julie also volunteered at the Lawyer for the Day Program in Essex County, offering free legal advice to indigent individuals.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, Julie enjoys working with different clients every...
Boston, MA 02109
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Rowe is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Maine, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts & Maine, and the First...
Mr. Rossi has tried handicap discrimination cases to...
My firm's approach starts with the client. We are committed to flexibility and working for and partnering with every client in the most efficient way for them. For parents, a mid-day meeting is frequently a big...
Boston, MA 02110
University of Massachusetts School of Law
He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, where he received the Leader of Justice Award for performing over 890 hours of pro bono work in just 2 years. As an...
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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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