Framingham Family Attorney
Providing Personalized Legal Counsel for Over 10 Years
Family issues often take an emotional toll, and at Ayvazian Law, we understand that you need an advocate during this difficult time. We are honored to serve clients in Framingham with personalized legal strategies and fierce advocacy in and out of the courtroom. When you need someone to fight for you, the legal team at Ayvazian Law is here to help.
When you are ready to speak to a legal professional, call our Framingham family lawyer at (508) 315-6244 and take the first step toward peace of mind.
What Is Family Law?
The reality is that families are complicated, and sometimes, you need help handling complex family matters. Family law exists to provide legal services tailored to meet the unique needs of the family.
Family law is an umbrella term for a host of legal services exclusively for families in need. From marriage to children to protection against abuse, family lawyers handle complex cases and oversee the legal process to allow you to begin healing.
We handle the following cases:
- Guardian ad litem
- Child custody
- Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements
- And more
Our legal team has been guiding families through their difficult circumstances for over a decade, so we understand how emotional this time is for you. We can work with you to determine your legal needs and build a case strategy custom-fit to your situation.
Divorce in Massachusetts
No two divorce cases are exactly the same, and most states have their own laws related to the divorce process. In Massachusetts, you can file for several types of divorce depending on your circumstances.
Marriages end for various reasons, and couples may want to file a fault-based divorce to hold the other spouse accountable for their actions.
The seven grounds for fault include:
- Gross and documented habits of intoxication
- Cruel and abusive treatment
- A prison sentence of five or more years
Keep in mind that while you may choose to file a fault-based divorce, these cases take longer and often cost more due to the investigation of evidence and resulting court fees. Never file for this type of divorce without the counsel of an experienced attorney.
Fault-based divorce is not the best course of action for everyone, so Massachusetts offers a no-fault divorce option. No-fault divorces fall into two categories: 1A and 1B. In a 1A no-fault divorce, both spouses agree that the marriage cannot continue due to an “irretrievable breakdown.” The court will not need proof of fault, but both spouses must sign a written agreement about child support, alimony, parenting time, child custody, and assets. These divorce cases are uncontested, meaning both parties agree to the terms of their divorce.
Many spouses need a middle ground between a fault-based and no-fault divorce, which is why the state of Massachusetts offers the 1B no-fault divorce option. Essentially, one or both spouses believe there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, but they are not in agreement about child custody, support, property, or other marital issues. In other words, this is a contested no-fault divorce. If both parties can reach an agreement, they may change their divorce complaint from a 1B to a 1A.
Helping You Choose the Right Path
Whether you are thinking about divorce or ready to file, Ayvazian Law is here to help you pursue the best path for you and your family. We provide premier legal services to help you work through child support, custody, asset division, alimony, and more. Our team is well versed in all Massachusetts divorces, so we can provide guidance you can trust.
Contact our Framingham family lawyer at Ayvazian Law for more information.
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