Cambridge, Massachusetts Divorce Law Firm
As a client of Caselden Law, you will have a dedicated Cambridge divorce lawyer by your side throughout the entire Massachusetts Probate & Family Court process. Our family law firm represents clients in courthouses in Boston throughout the Commonwealth. Through our superior legal skill and client focused approach to the practice of law, our firm strives to deliver top quality divorce counsel while reducing the stress that often accompanies divorce proceedings.
A divorce judgement will have a large impact on your finances, parenting & other major aspects of your life. Many questions often arise when filing for divorce or being served with a Complaint for Divorce by your spouse. Our Cambridge, MA divorce law firm will break down the complex issues surrounding your specific circumstances and will develop a well-crafted legal strategy designed to achieve your unique goals.
Often times, the property division aspect of a divorce proves to be the most complex. In addition to the more obvious assets such as a house, bank account, vehicle or real estate, our firm also handles the division of complex assets such as stocks, bonds and business investments.
During the discovery stage of the MA divorce process, the parties will be entitled to view each other’s financial information. This information is provided by each party via a Financial Statement and other necessary documentation which must also be filed with the court. If the parties cannot come to an agreement on the division of property, the judge will divide the property following a Hearing or Trial on the underlying Complaint for Divorce.
Child Custody & Visitation
The issue of child custody in a divorce can be especially difficult and emotional for both parents. In addition to making a determination as to legal and physical custody of any children, a divorce judgement will also address child support payments and a visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent if applicable. If either of the parties to the divorce action are in need of an order before the scheduled pre-trial date, the party may file a Motion for Temporary Orders with the court to address child support or custody. At Caselden Law, we listen to the needs of our clients and work closely to create a child custody agreement that suits your situation and is in the best interest of your child or children.
In 2011, Massachusetts passed the Alimony Reform Act which gave the Family Court judges guidelines and a formula to utilize when determining alimony payments. Under the law, alimony is separated into separate categories:
- General Term Alimony;
- Rehabilitative Alimony (5 years or less);
- Reimbursement Alimony; and
- Transitional Alimony (3 years or less).
The court will evaluate the specifics of each divorce on a case by case basis. If alimony payments are awarded, the court will generally determine a presumed end date and will determine the amount to be paid in accordance with the legislative guidelines. Our firm will help you navigate the alimony aspect of the divorce proceedings. Your Cambridge divorce lawyer will fully explain your legal options every step of the way.
Greater Boston Divorce Lawyer
Contact Caselden Law to speak with a skilled and dedicated Greater Boston divorce lawyer about your case. Our firm is available to speak with you about your legal situation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We offer free initial consultations on all Massachusetts family law cases. Contact us online or by phone at (617) 863-6447.
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