Divorce is a complex and challenging process that 40 to 50 percent of all couples will go through. Not only is the process difficult, but the outcome of your divorce may affect you for the rest of your life. That's why it is vital to have an experienced divorce lawyer on your side to guide you, keep you informed, and help you keep. The Woburn divorce attorneys at Miller Law Group, P.C. use our considerable resources and experience to give our clients a divorce plan that fulfills their goals and protects their future smoothly and cost-effectively.
Massachusetts Fault & No-Fault Divorce Laws
The state of Massachusetts recognizes both “fault” and “no-fault” divorces. For any type of divorce, you need to identify a specific reason for the separation in the initial divorce paperwork. In a “fault divorce,” the reason for the divorce is based on one spouse’s misconduct. You must demonstrate that your spouse did something wrong that led to the divorce; common reasons may include adultery, impotence, desertion for one year before the divorce, alcohol abuse, or abusive treatment. In a “no-fault” divorce, there are no allegations against the other spouse. The reason for a divorce would be based on “irreconcilable differences.” While we recommend defaulting to a no-fault divorce in most cases, a fault divorce could be useful when divorcing an abusive, uncooperative, or absent spouse.
Factors to Consider During a Divorce
Once a spouse decides to divorce (and their partner agrees to the divorce), they'll be responsible for creating a divorce agreement. The agreement, at minimum, needs to include terms for child custody (if applicable), property division, and alimony. If both spouses can agree to these terms out-of-court, they can bring the agreement to court for a single hearing, have it signed by the judge, and get their divorce finalized within a few months. If neither spouse is able to come to an agreement, each part of the divorce will be litigated before a judge, and he or she will make the final decision. This process could extend the divorce process by a year or longer.
Some of the divorce factors you will have to consider during a divorce include:
Regardless of whether you're working on a divorce agreement out of court or you're preparing for litigation, you'll need an experienced attorney at your side. Legal counsel is how you and your spouse can make sure you draft a fair and long-lasting divorce agreement; if negotiations don't go as planned, your divorce attorney in Woburn will thoroughly prepare your case and present your needs before the court. In either situation, the lawyer you choose will have a lasting impact on the outcome.
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At Miller Law Group, P.C., we know that every divorce is unique, so we work to create a tailored approach to every client’s needs. We meet regularly to discuss cases as a firm, so you receive the benefit of frequent collaboration between our attorneys. Not only are there many different factors that contribute to a divorce, but a divorce hearing is also one of the most challenging moments of a person’s life—especially when children are involved. For that reason, our Woburn divorce lawyers are dedicated to guiding you through the process and getting to your desired outcome.
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