Located on the banks of the Merrimack River in northern Essex County, Newburyport, Massachusetts, was founded before the American Revolution. Needless to say, the town has some history. The sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, once lived here, and the bell in the clock tower of the First Presbyterian Church was cast by none other than Paul Revere. Newburyport went on to become a major center for shipbuilding, earning it the nickname "Clipper City." The town’s proximity to the Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean also gave rise to two other major industries, commercial fishing and whaling. The city was also the site of the very first U.S. Coast Guard station.
Today, Newburyport is home to about 18,000 people and has a diverse economy, featuring technology and manufacturing companies. It’s about an hour’s commute from Boston, and a half hour away from Andover and Methuen. If you live in the Newburyport area and need legal assistance, DiBella Law Offices, P.C., has locations in Andover and Methuen.
We are a full-service law firm, handling DUI defense, estate planning, personal injury, premises liability, traffic accidents, workers’ compensation, real estate law, criminal defense, family law, and divorce. If you have any questions, call the office of your choice, Andover (978) 258-7600 or Methuen (978) 327-5140 for a free case evaluation.
Divorce in Massachusetts
Almost half of all married Americans will go through at least one divorce in their lifetime. A divorce is never really a good experience, but having the right attorney can make the entire process much less painful. A qualified divorce attorney can look at your situation, decide on the appropriate strategy, file the paperwork for you, and represent you in court.
The state of Massachusetts lists the following causes of an at-fault divorce:
- Cruel and abusive treatment
- Substance abuse
- Confinement in a penal institution
A no-fault divorce occurs when a couple simply decides they don’t want to be married any longer. A no-fault divorce is not necessarily an uncontested divorce. A couple can still disagree on division of assets, division of debt, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and more. That’s where a lawyer will come in handy.
Experienced Family Law Attorneys
If you are considering a divorce in the Newburyport area, get the legal representation you deserve. Call the seasoned attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., for a free consultation.