Massachusetts Divorce Attorney
When getting married, the last thing any couple thinks about is the possibility of divorce sometime in the future. Unfortunately, divorce rates are around 40 to 50 percent, and in some areas of Massachusetts, this rate is even higher. Although many divorce proceedings are without a problem, whereas both parties separate amicably, there are some cases where the divorce is financially and emotionally disastrous.
From creating a prenuptial agreement to actually getting divorced, an experienced, compassionate, and aggressive Massachusetts divorce attorney is invaluable when going through this complex legal process.
How a Massachusetts Divorce Attorney Can Help
To protect your rights and assets, and to hopefully make the divorce go more smoothly, the Law Office of Robert H. Prince employs leading legal strategies based on your preferences and interests.
Attorney Robert Prince will meet with you, one-on-one, and develop a formidable strategy to ensure a no-stones-unturned divorce representation, with the goal of protecting your rights and interests while keeping the divorce from being financially and emotionally devastating.
In addition to Massachusetts, Attorney Prince is also licensed to practice law in New Hampshire and Maine. For a free consultation, call us today at (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409.
Types of Divorce in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, there are several laws governing divorce, and perhaps the most relevant include the “grounds” (ie legal reasons) that dictate why a couple can divorce. There are essentially two types of “no fault” divorce and seven types of “fault” divorce.
As a general rule, “no fault” divorce is the more common legal reason for divorce, and in some cases, this type of divorce involves the couple separating amicably with a simple division of assets (issues such as child custody and support are either non-relevant or agreed upon by the divorcing couple). The two types of no-fault divorce in Massachusetts include:
- 1A-Irretrievable breakdown of marriage, both spouses filing together
- 1B-Irretrievable breakdown, only one spouse files
In terms of “fault” marriage, the seven types include:
- Cruel and abusive treatment
- Gross and confirmed habits of intoxication
- Gross or wanton and cruel refusal or neglect to provide suitable support
- Sentence of confinement in a penal institution
With these cases of divorce, you can legally separate without the other spouse showing up in court.
Contact Massachusetts Attorney Robert H. Prince Today
If preparing for a divorce, whether “no fault” or “fault,” the most pressing issues include division of assets and child custody. Even if you and your spouse are separating amicably and have agreed upon these divisions, it is still advised to have a lawyer on your side to ensure the legality of the matter and protect your interests for both the short- and long-term.
With decades of experience in Massachusetts divorce cases, lawyer Robert H. Prince is confident that he can give your case the legal backing it needs to protect your interests and your rights. Call us today for free consultation at (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409.