Lynch & Owens features the South Shore’s premier family law attorneys dedicated to providing Massachusetts residents with the best representation in actions for divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, alimony, property division, modification and contempt actions, prenuptial agreements, and representation in 209A restraining order cases. If you need assistance with starting the divorce process or family law process, call us!
Our firm offers:
- High net worth divorce experience.
- Asset valuation and division for complex and high-value assets including private equity holdings, closely held businesses, real estate, and compensation assets.
- Expert witness experience to discover hidden assets and value financial holdings for litigation and to conceptualize divorce and separation agreements.
- Calculating alimony and child support for high-income earners including business owners, real estate developers and corporate executives.
- Hidden assets tracking and income discovery through a forensic approach.
- Divorce and Separation agreement preparation to maximize after-tax cash flow and cooperative asset division.
- Negotiating and settling complex divorce cases in a cost-effective matter.
Contact us at (781) 253-2049 today.
Financial Issues: Post-Divorce & Unmarried Parents
- Establishing child support in cases involving unmarried parents.
- Contempt representation in actions to enforce existing orders and judgments.
- Modification pursuing or defending against modification of support.
Child Custody & Parenting Time
- Parenting Plan development and conceptualization in Child Custody cases.
- Litigation of child custody matters including legal and physical custody, primary custody versus shared physical custody, abuse and neglect, parental alienation, parental fitness and substance abuse, and removal cases.
- Modification of existing custody orders, judgments, and Parenting Plans.
- Contempt representation in actions to enforce custody orders and judgments.
Prenuptial & Separation Agreements
- Prenuptial Agreement development and conceptualization.
- Litigating prenuptial agreements to determine enforce-ability and terms.
- Postnuptial Agreement conceptualization and preparation.
How Long Do I Need to Reside in Massachusetts to File for Divorce?
The short and straight-forward answer is that you must reside in Massachusetts for one year, and your child must reside in-state for at least six months, before you can file for divorce in Massachusetts. While there are exceptions to these rules, these exceptions often include complex legal concepts that lay persons generally struggle to understand and follow — and any drafting or procedural mistake you make (based on advice you received over the internet) can have an incurable negative impact on your case moving forward. You need to sit down with an experienced family law attorney if you would like to file for divorce less than one year after moving to Massachusetts.
Our Divorce & Family Law Resources
Have questions about Massachusetts family law? Do you need legal insight on the divorce process?
Visit our Massachusetts divorce and family law resource pages:
- Lynch & Owens Divorce & Family Law Blog
- The Lynch & Owens Divorce Series
- Frequently Asked Questions: Divorce in Massachusetts
- Official Forms: Massachusetts Divorce and Family Law
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If you face a family law issue and are seeking legal representation, please call us at (781) 253-2049. One of our Massachusetts family lawyers will consult with you and evaluate your potential case after you call to schedule an appointment. We will help you navigate your legal issue with care, diligence, and strong, cost-effective client service.
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