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Prenuptial Agreements; and
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A divorce is never an easy situation, and when you are facing the realities of divorce, you need the right help. From the divorce itself to planning for support and asset division, you will want a zealous legal professional to help you avoid mistakes and protect your future.
During the divorce process, legal agreements are made that resolve current and potential future issues. This is why having a skilled attorney who has your best interests in mind is vital. If you are contemplating divorce, contact Law Office of Craig M. Higgins for completing the divorce process start to finish.
A petition for divorce can be filed jointly or by one of the spouses. Massachusetts is considered a no fault state. A spouse can only file for divorce on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If the divorce petition is uncontested that means that both parties are in agreement that the marriage shall be dissolved and they both agree to the terms of the divorce. In contested divorces, one party is not for the dissolution of the marriage or they may not agree to the terms of the divorce.
There is a mandatory six month waiting period before a contested divorce can be legally granted in Massachusetts.
During the divorce process legal agreements are made to resolve both current and potential issues that may arise in the future. This is why you need the help of a skilled divorce attorney who has your best interests in mind. If you are contemplating divorce contact us. We can :
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