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How to Start the Divorce Process

By DiBella Law Offices on August 10, 2015

The process of divorce is a painful and sometimes arduous one, and you may be wondering how to begin the process and whether you need the assistance of a Methuen divorce attorney, even if your relationship is amicable.

Here are a few things to think about as you begin the divorce process:

  • In Massachusetts, you have several options available when it comes to legally dissolving your marriage. Amongst the options available to you: mediation, collaborative law, and litigation. As a layperson, you may not know which option is right for you…but an attorney who not only represents you, but knows the law in Massachusetts, will certainly know which option is best.
  • Massachusetts is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce, which means that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse may file a joint petition for divorce, and no “fault” would have to be cited for the divorce. Even in a case like this, you will need to hire an attorney to make sure your best interests are represented.
  • Ultimately, a divorce is a legal agreement — which means that anything you put in writing, a judge will sign off on, and make it legally binding. Therefore, if for no other reason than this, you need to have an attorney represent you to make sure that all the proverbial i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed.

To start the divorce process its best to consult with an experienced divorce attorney to explain your situation and understand your legal options. DiBella Law Offices has convenient locations in Boston, Methuen and Burlington and has years of experience handling divorce proceedings in Massachusetts. Contact us for a free initial consultation with an experienced divorce attorney.

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