Successfully Handling Family Law Issues for More than 30 Years

Boston Divorce Attorney

Divorcing spouses usually have one key issue that is most important to them. That issue could be child custody, parenting time (also known as visitation), child support, spousal support/alimony, or division of property.

I have been practicing divorce law in Boston for more than 30 years. As your lawyer, I will explain the law, help you determine your needs and your goals, and strategize with you to successfully meet your goals.

In Massachusetts, divorce can be based on fault grounds such as cruel and abusive treatment or desertion. Most often however, people choose no-fault divorce. In a no-fault divorce, the grounds are the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

The court must grant the final divorce. In Massachusetts, however, you can address the division of property, custody of your children, and financial support in one of four ways. A lawyer can:

  • Go to court immediately to file a complaint for divorce.
    This is the contested divorce process. It is necessary if financial and/or child custody issues need to be addressed immediately. It may also be necessary to obtain protection from abuse and/or to force a spouse out of the home.

  • Represent you in negotiations with your spouse.
    This is the uncontested litigation model. In this approach, you and your spouse negotiate issues with lawyers outside of court and then present an agreed-upon settlement to the court. The uncontested model can use mediation to resolve any sticking points.

  • Advise you through the mediation process.
    In a mediated divorce, you and your spouse use a neutral person to resolve your disputed issues.

  • Represent you in the collaborative law process.
    Using the collaborative law approach, you, your spouse, and your respective lawyers resolve to settle the disputed issues together.

The issues to be determined by the court include child custody, visitation, parenting plans, child support, spousal support or alimony, division of property, payment of taxes and assignment of tax benefits, conveyance of real estate, division of retirement and pension plans, and medical insurance coverage.

With more than 30 years of experience, I will serve as your advocate and advisor. For assertive representation, contact Boston divorce lawyer Linda Sternberg.

Linda Sternberg, Esquire
10 Tremont Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-454-4705
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