When you've made the final decision to file a divorce, not only do you have to handle a complicated situation, but you also have to navigate a multi-step legal process that may be unfamiliar to you. As with any legal proceeding, one of the best ways to get the process started is by being informed. At Elizabeth Dann Law, we are committed to compassionately ushering our clients through every step of their divorce, from listening to their goals to crafting a legal strategy that appeals to their best interests. As a solution-oriented firm, we are committed to keeping you informed throughout the process to help you get your desired result.
Together, we will develop a legal strategy while keeping achievable goals in mind. In our direct work with clients, we act as advisors and key stakeholders who are committed to helping you get the results you need as smoothly and swiftly as possible. We understand that this situation can be emotionally intense, which is why we approach every case with compassion and understanding.
In Massachusetts, there are several key factors to be aware of before filing for divorce. You and your spouse must demonstrate that one spouse has lived in the state for at least one year before filing. In the instance of "no-fault" divorce, the petition states that an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage occurred, which is uncontested by both parties. Together, the two spouses will decide on dividing marital property and determining child support and alimony amounts. A 1B divorce is another example of no-fault divorce, but in this case, it has been contested by one of the parties due to a disagreement on one or more issues involved in the legal proceedings. The third way to file a divorce in Massachusetts is through a "fault divorce," in which specific grounds for the divorce are identified, which can include:
Our divorce attorney can provide you with the proper assistance needed to file for divorce, deliver the petition to your spouse, and navigating future legal proceedings.
Amidst the toll of the divorce process, you may be feeling emotional and overwhelmed. Elizabeth Dann Law is here to assist you throughout this complicated experience, including parenting and custody conflicts and enforcement litigation. We want you to feel confident and positive about your future, as well as adequately supported in the pursuit of your goals. Contact us today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation about your case.