Perhaps the hardest situation an individual may face in their lifetime is whether or not to get a divorce. At Nashawaty & Rand, our family law firm can serve you when seeking help with a divorce or other family law issues such as child custody disputes, child support, alimony, property division or parental relocation. Our family law firm has over 25 years of related experience with these types of cases. We take a personalized approach and always give our cases the full attention of the firm. This common sense approach consistently leads to successful results for our clients.
Our Team of Family Attorneys Can Assist With:
- Alimony / Spousal Support
- Child Support
- Child Abuse
- Custody or Joint Custody
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Property Division
- Restraining Orders
- Other Miscellaneous Matters
There are many reasons for divorce, and getting through it can be very complex. Courts will generally grant one when the spouses have irreconcilable differences that are not able to be resolved. Courts also permit divorces when spouses have lived apart for at least 18 months. These are the most common no-fault grounds for divorce. Other scenarios, such as desertion for over a year, adultery, imprisonment for over 18 months, alcohol or drug abuse, or extreme cruelty, are grounds for divorce in Massachusetts as well.
The divorce lawyers at our firm are well versed in dividing martial property and achieving the most beneficial outcomes available to our clients. This can consist of any assets that the spouses have acquired during their marriage. Equitable distribution is generally applied where the court tries to divide the property fairly, but not necessarily in an equal fashion. This involves looking at the length of the marriage, the economic status of both spouses, and the individual incomes. Alimony may be presented to a spouse that may need financial help.
In terms of child custody cases, these agreements are generally made between the parents. However, if they cannot come to an arrangement, the court will evaluate the child or children’s needs and determine what parent should have primary custody and how much time each parent should have.
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From complex marital estates to post-judgment issues, the team at Nashawaty & Rand is committed to representing all of our clients with integrity, and addressing all divorce and child-related issues as efficiently and effectively as possible. To schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced team of divorce lawyers, call 781-848-8545 today.