The end of a marriage is emotionally difficult. A spouse may suffer feelings of depression, anxiety, and nervousness. These feelings can be heightened when the parties cannot agree on how to resolve their differences. While you may wish for the case to end quickly, it is important that you protect our long-term interests. Failing to do so can result in financial difficulties and more. Our Boston Divorce lawyers handle contested cases in which the parties cannot agree on how to resolve their differences. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of service and we make attorney-client communication a priority. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also service Cambridge, Salem, Dedham, Worcester, and other Massachusetts areas.
Boston divorce attorneys providing aggressive representation in contested cases
Massachusetts is a “no fault” divorce state. This means that spouses may dissolve their marriage without having to prove which of them is to blame. Instead, couples may end their marriage by simply arguing that there has been an “irretrievable breakdown” of the relationship. Our state will allow one to file for divorce as long as they, or their spouse, have resided here for at least the last twelve months. In some cases, a person living in Massachusetts for less than one year may be able to file for divorce in Massachusetts. If the parties are in complete agreement, on all issues, then they may file for an uncontested divorce.
The first step in the process is to file a Complaint for Divorce. This is a formal document in which the initiating spouse will state that they wish for the marriage to be dissolved, their desired division of marital property, whether they are requesting spousal support, and their request for their preferred child custody arrangement. Typically, a Motion for Temporary Rulings will be filed shortly thereafter. The Court will enter a temporary ruling as to what each party’s obligations will be while the case is pending. Discovery, the process by which information is gained from the other side, will then begin. Your counsel will acquire evidence to help you build your case, while simultaneously attempting to settle the matter. If an agreement cannot be reached then the case will proceed to trial at which a Probate and Family Court Judge will hear the evidence and issue a ruling. Litigating such matters is a complicated process and it is vital that you retain a lawyer who is experienced in such matters.
Our Boston divorce attorneys are experienced in handling contested matters. Edward Swan and Sohail Nassiri have over twenty-five years of combined legal experience in these types of cases. They will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation. They will then quickly file any necessary Motions, such as those for temporary alimony, exclusive possession of the marital residence, etc. These Motions will allow your life to proceed with a sense of normalcy and stability while the case progresses. Edward and Sohail will use the discovery process to obtain financial information, employment records, medical files, and any other information which may be relevant to monetary issues or child custody. If a resolution cannot be reached then we will ensure that you are prepared for trial and that your rights are protected throughout the process. This is a serious time in your life. We will take your case seriously. Contact us today.
We also assist Massachusetts residents in the Middlesex County cities of Cambridge, Lowell, Somerville, and Newton, as well as those in the cities of Salem, Dedham, Worcester, Brockton, Quincy, and Lynn.
Lawyers providing regular contact with those going through a Boston divorce
If you are going through a divorce then your life may feel as if it is in a state of upheaval. The last thing you need at a time like this is an attorney who does not return your phone calls. We are sensitive to the situation you are facing. Our lawyers provide clients with their cell phone numbers, they quickly respond to messages, and they will make themselves available to answer your questions. We bring this level of service to every case we handle – whether big or small. Our firm is honored to serve those in the Boston area and we are ready to assist you.