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Is Massachusetts A No-Fault Divorce State?

Most couples will opt for a no-fault divorce because it will be an easier process and often less embarrassing, there are two types of no-fault divorces in Massachusetts:

  • 1A refers to an uncontested divorce where the couple has been able to resolve the issues pertaining to divorce such as child custody, property division, etc.
  • 1B will be a longer and more time-consuming process since it is a contested case.

Even in the most amicable circumstances, divorce is never easy. On top of the personal distress and disappointments, the legal proceedings related to property division, child support, and alimony can be exhausting. One way you can make the process smoother is to work with an experienced attorney. Call Ayvazian Law—our team is compassionate, but strong when it comes to negotiating on your behalf. We’ll worry about gathering documentation and arguing for your best interests so you don’t have to.

Mediation & Litigation Services

It’s possible to settle property division, alimony, and child custody issues out of court. This process is called mediation, and it can be a less stressful method of negotiating the terms of a divorce than going to trial. However, litigation may be necessary if one spouse cannot compromise or if the issues are especially complicated.

We can represent your best interests in all these areas:

At Ayvazian Law, we can guide you through both mediation and litigation. Our goal is to find a fair solution in all aspects of a divorce.

Grounds for Divorce in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has processes for both fault-based and no-fault grounds for divorce. While a no-fault divorce is much more common, here are the following grounds for a fault-based divorce:

  • Adultery
  • Impotency
  • Continued desertion
  • Habitual Intoxication
  • Cruelty
  • Gross neglect
  • Imprisonment (five or more years)

Massachusetts Divorce FAQs

Where do I file for divorce in Massachusetts?

You can file for divorce at the Probate and Family Court in the county where you or your spouse reside. If your spouse is still living in the county where you were living together as a married couple, then you will need to file for divorce at the court in that county.

How much does divorce cost in Massachusetts?

The cost of divorce is going to vary case by case. However, without attorneys, the cost of the filing fee is about $215. With attorneys, a divorce will likely cost at least a few thousand dollars.

What are Massachusetts divorce laws?

Massachusetts divorce laws allow for divorce in the state if one of the two things are true:

  • At least one of the spouses is a resident in Massachusetts if the grounds for divorce occurred in the state
  • At least one of the spouses has been a resident in Massachusetts for one year if the grounds for divorce occurred outside of the state

At Ayvazian Law, our lawyer is supported by a skilled team that provides in-depth forensic accounting and paralegal services. We can effectively navigate the court processes, focusing on collaboration and negotiation, which gives you the best possible chance of a beneficial outcome. We’re also dedicated to making the process as painless as possible for you. If you choose Ayvazian Law, we will be there every step of the way.

Choose a legal advocate who will look out for you and your future. Call Ayvazian Law at (508) 315-6244 or complete our online contact form to schedule your appointment.

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