Divorce is a legal proceeding that ends a marriage, and in Massachusetts is governed by GL c. 208. A Divorce Judgment must necessarily resolve all matters relating to:
- An equitable division of the marital estate, which includes dividing all assets and debts;
- Custody, support, and parenting time, if there are any unemancipated children of the marriage; and
- Alimony/Spousal support.
The Divorce Process in Massachusetts
Divorce proceedings begin as contested, by the filing of a Complaint for Divorce, or uncontested, with the filing of Joint Petition. Cases that start as contested may easily become uncontested if the parties can agree to a set of terms to settle all of their differences. The Massachusetts divorce court must also consider the couple’s concerns about continuing coverage of health insurance, taxes, and life insurance. A couple may elect to resolve their differences with terms in a written Separation Agreement. If the couple is unable to resolve these issues by agreement, the issues will be presented to the court for determination.
When you are going through a divorce, you will have to make hard choices that affect the rest of your life. If you have children, you will have to make decisions that affect their lives as well. Facing these choices can make the process of getting a divorce one of the most stressful times in your life.
You need a lawyer who will guide you with your future and your family’s future in mind. At Nasios & Associates, LLC, we believe that a divorce outcome is defined in the long term. The choices you make now will affect you and your children’s lives for many years. It is our goal to help you make choices.
The process of going through a divorce might be one of the most difficult times of your life. We ask all of our clients, “Where do you want to go with this?” We will help you define your goals for the divorce and then help you make the best decisions in order to achieve those goals. We thoroughly prepare our clients so that they can be involved at every stage of their representation.
A Podcast on High Net Worth Divorce
Couples with high assets have a lot at stake during a divorce. They could face financial issues that are unique and complex. Listen to this podcast our attorney Penny Nasios did with the Editorial Director of Divorce Magazine where they discussed the ins and outs of a high net worth divorce. Knowledge is power, the better prepared you are the better your decisions and outcomes will be.
Penny Nasios, an Experienced and Trusted Divorce Lawyer
Penny Nasios has successfully drafted numerous separation agreements for her clients. Where a divorce case cannot be settled through negotiations, Penny will use her years of experience to defend her client’s interests in court.
If You’re Facing Divorce in Massachusetts, Contact Nasios & Associates, LLC
At Nasios & Associates, LLC, we help clients in Southeastern Massachusetts resolve family law issues related to divorce, child support, child custody, grandparent visitation, child abuse, harassment, restraining orders, guardianship, visitation, and more.
We serve Plymouth County and beyond to help them resolve all their family law disputes. We understand that divorce is a stressful and often complicated process. Our family law attorney is here to give you the support you need while ensuring you get a fair outcome. For help with all your Massachusetts divorce-related matters, book an appointment at Nasios & Associates, LLC today.