Middlesex County Family Attorney
Effective Solutions for Your Unique Case
Many families need legal counsel to help them through a complicated family matter. Ayvazian Law is dedicated to serving Middlesex County clients with the award-winning legal counsel they can trust. We work tirelessly to lift the legal burden so you can focus on moving forward.
At Ayvazian Law, we are not just legal representatives – we are advocates. Call our firm at (508) 315-6244.
What Is the Difference Between a Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement?
Building a firm foundation for your life together is essential, and you may need to consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
- A prenuptial agreement or prenup legally protects your assets before marriage. These agreements should be fair to both parties, and you should disclose your intent and financial circumstances to your future spouse.
- Postnuptial agreements protect your assets after marriage. Like prenups, a postnuptial agreement is a legally binding contract that details how your assets will be divided during divorce.
Keep in mind that neither a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can legally include child support or custody rules. Custody and support depend on the judge’s evaluation of your case and the child’s best interest.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can include the following legal matters:
- Business ownership
- Real estate ownership
- Provisions for the estate if one spouse predeceases the other
Always speak to an attorney about your situation before you create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Your agreement should be legally sound and enduring to protect the future of your assets and your family.
Filing for Divorce
Divorce is never an easy decision, and filing for divorce is often frustrating. Massachusetts allows spouses to file in one of three ways: an uncontested no-fault divorce, contested no-fault divorce, or a fault divorce.
- An uncontested no-fault divorce means that both spouses agree that the marriage is over due to irreconcilable differences and the other elements of the divorce like child custody and alimony. Spouses can file jointly by filling out paperwork from the court.
- Contested no-fault divorce refers to a situation where both spouses agree that the marriage should end because of irreconcilable differences. However, they disagree on custody, alimony, property, or another matter. In these cases, the spouse that files is the “plaintiff” while the other is the “defendant.”
- Fault-based divorces involve identifying specific grounds for divorce like abuse, adultery, or addiction. These cases are often complicated and require court interference to reach a fair resolution to all parties involved. You should always consult an attorney before filing for divorce.
It is usually more optimal to decide on the elements of your divorce together, but if you need oversight from a judge, an attorney can help you decide which filling option is best for you.
Protecting Your Interests
It is entirely normal to need legal assistance when your circumstances change. Children grow up, family members move away, and sometimes, you need protection from a threat to your family. Regardless of your reasons for seeking legal advice, Ayvazian Law can assist you.
We have over a decade of experience in and out of the courtroom, and we understand how emotional family cases can be. Our firm offers legal services for every situation you may face as a family. We are passionate about providing effective solutions in a complex world, and we prove our mission by working on your behalf to create a custom legal strategy you can trust.
While the legal system rarely offers the support you need during this emotional time. Ayvazian Law protects your interests throughout the legal process so you and your family can begin moving forward.
When you are ready to talk to a qualified legal representative, contact our Middlesex County family lawyer.
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