Nestled in the southeast of historic Essex County, Lynnfield, Massachusetts, is one of the more prosperous suburbs in the greater Boston metropolitan area. The town shares a border with the Middlesex County city of Wakefield, and is less than an hour’s commute from Beantown itself. Lynnfield has been the home to several Red Sox and Celtics players, and numerous Boston Bruins, including NHL Hall of Famer Phil Esposito. Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan has called this city home, as well as WWE wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Lynnfield is clearly a city of means and names. But, as we all know, money and success doesn’t always result in a happy marriage.
If you live in the Lynnfield area and are considering getting a divorce, you’re going to want to protect you and your children’s assets, interests, and rights. While some divorces are amicable and go very smoothly, many others are highly contentious and end in bitter court battles. However your divorce proceeds, you don’t want to go it alone. Having an experienced family law attorney to guide you through the complicated divorce process is highly recommended. Massachusetts’ DiBella Law Offices, P.C., has a legal team with nearly two decades of experience in all facets of family law, including divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, out of state removal, property division, and more.
In the state of Massachusetts, a divorce can be "fault" or "no fault" and "contested" or "uncontested." A no-fault divorce occurs when both spouses agree that the marriage is over. A fault divorce occurs when one spouse accuses the other of desertion, cruel and abusive treatment, neglect, habitual intoxication, impotence, adultery, or confinement to a penal institution.
If you and your spouse are in full agreement in terms of division of debt, division of assets, child custody, spousal support, etc., then your divorce is considered uncontested. If you and your spouse don’t fully agree on the terms of the divorce, it is considered a contested divorce.
As you can see, a divorce is no simple parting of the ways. Even an amicable divorce will involve some degree of legal wrangling when documents are being drawn up and signed. This is why it is in your best interests to have experienced legal representation when ending a marriage. The Essex County attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., have been helping Massachusetts residents get favorable divorce settlements for nearly two decades. Let them help you put a bad marriage behind you so you can get on with your life.
To find out more about how our firm can get you the best divorce settlement possible, call our Burlington (781) 262-3338 or Andover (978) 258-7600 offices for a free consultation. We handle DUIs and injury cases as well.