We specialize in Massachusetts divorce and family law.
We understand that it’s always difficult to go through a divorce or dissolution, and even harder to face a custody dispute or disagreement over spousal support. This can be an emotionally difficult time for families, and that’s exactly when you need good advice to make the right decisions for your future. Our law firm is committed to finding the best solution for our clients.
We have extensive experience providing clients sound legal advice regarding:
- Alimony and spousal support,
- Child custody and visitation,
- Child support,
- Divorce modifications,
- Property division.
Attorney Howard Lewis has over 25 years of experience in handling marital and custody disputes, pre-marital agreements, marital settlement agreements, custody and parenting time issues, domestic violence and abuse issues, and grandparents’ rights. We also advocate negotiation as an alternative to fighting and depleting resources and if both parties stand to benefit or are better served with this option of resolution.
The Divorce Process in Massachusetts
The first step is to consider the possibility of reaching a mutually beneficial settlement through mediation. If an amicable resolution through mediation is not possible, then the next step will be to hire a good divorce attorney you can trust and feel comfortable with handling these sensitive matters.
Your attorney will help you file the proper legal papers to serve the summons for divorce to your spouse. The defendant then has twenty days to respond in writing. Once the suite is filed and response from your spouse receive, the case then enters the pretrial stage. Throughout that time, both parties still have the option to reach a mutual agreement and settlement. If this does not occur, both parties have this period of time to prepare its arguments and collect all the necessary facts and documentation. Both spouses have the right to review the other spouse’s information during this time. You may or may not be required to answer questions in writing, have depositions taken and requests for supplying the other party with information such as financial records.
We know how overwhelmingly emotional the process of divorce can be for both parties. It is equally overwhelming and intimidating to sort through the divorce processes, court appearances, depositions, and filings. We are here as your experts to support you step by step throughout the divorce process.
Contact us for a divorce consultation
We serve the entire Greater Boston region including the cities and towns of Arlington, Ashland, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Dedham, Canton, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Lexington, Marlborough, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sudbury, Southborough, Walpole, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston. If you have a divorce matter, contact us to schedule a consultation.