Worcester County Divorce Services
Providing the Help You Need for a Favorable Divorce Settlement
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.
Let us think clearly for you. Call (508) 315-6244 to talk to Ayvazian Law.
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.
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.
We can represent your best interests in all these areas:
- Division of property, including real estate, personal property, and debt
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Alimony or spousal support
- Modifications to support orders and custody arrangements
- Guardian ad litem services
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
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:
- Continued desertion
- Habitual Intoxication
- Gross neglect
- Imprisonment (five or more years)
No-Fault Divorce in Massachusetts
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 and 1B. Both options are applicable if the marriage is irretrievably broken. However, 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. Option 1B will be a longer and more time-consuming process since it is a contested case.
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
A Strong Legal Team
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.
Committed to Putting Your Family First
We Provide Open-Minded Communication
High-Quality Representation from Start to Finish
We Will Go the Extra Mile to Protect Your Rights