Divorce is never easy, even if you and your spouse agree that divorce is necessary. Divorce means letting go of the dreams you once had for your family, and facing a different future than you had planned. You may be concerned about where you will live, about your children’s well-being, and about how you will manage financially. For most people, the divorce process itself is unfamiliar and intimidating, which adds to the stress. At Krispin Law, our divorce attorney understands the challenges you are facing in a Massachusetts divorce. Although this may be your first time going through a divorce, we have been representing members of our community in divorce for many years. We will listen to your story, help you understand what to expect from the legal process, and give you straightforward advice, effective representation, and genuine compassion.
What to Expect in Massachusetts Divorce Matters
Every marriage is different, and so is every divorce. When representing you, our divorce attorney takes your unique situation and goals into account. Although your divorce is unlike anyone else’s, there are some things you can expect from a divorce in Massachusetts, and knowing a little about the process can help to put your mind at ease.
In Massachusetts, most divorces are “no fault.” That means that neither spouse needs to prove the other one did something wrong in order to get a divorce. You only need to state that your marriage has broken down and cannot be fixed. You can also file for divorce on fault grounds, such as adultery or desertion.
Divorce in Massachusetts may be contested or uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, both spouses have agreed on the terms of their divorce at the time of filing. Those terms include division of assets, child custody, child support, and alimony. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse can file a joint petition for divorce.
If, like in many cases, you and your spouse do not agree on all the details of your divorce before filing, your divorce is contested. That does not mean that your divorce will have to go to trial; most people resolve contested issues during their divorce process. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, you will have to attend a hearing in court before your divorce is granted. There is a waiting period called the “Nisi period” between the time the judge in your case enters a judgment of divorce and the time your divorce is final and absolute. Depending on the type of divorce case, the Nisi period will be either 90 or 120 days.
The divorce attorney at Krispin Law will represent you diligently at every step of your divorce case, addressing every detail and standing up for your rights from beginning to end.
How Krispin Law Helps Clients Through Divorce
At Krispin Law, we believe that you deserve empathy at one of the most difficult times of your life, and honest guidance for navigating the challenges of divorce. We will advise you candidly based on our many years of experience, and we will advocate strategically to protect your interests throughout the divorce process.
To learn more about how our team can help with your Massachusetts divorce, we invite you to contact Krispin Law to schedule a consultation. We offer both in-person and virtual consultations for your convenience.