Divorce does not always have to be a litigation fight at court. You should know that you do have a number of options that may or may not be appropriate depending on the facts of your case. Whether you wish to try mediation, collaborative divorce or head directly to litigation, our attorneys can handle any approach that you wish to take and will help you figure out what course of action is best suited for you.
This is a question we are often asked but can never be certain of what the right answer is going to be. It depends on how quickly the divorcing couple can come to an agreement on many of the important issues that need to be resolved in the divorce process, or how long it takes for the case to get to a trial. It can range from as quickly as just a few months if the divorcing couple is able to agree on a separation agreement, to as long as a few years if the case needs to go to trial. Currently, probate and family courts in Massachusetts try to schedule trial within fourteen months after a complaint for divorce is filed.
When you meet with one of our attorneys, you will have an opportunity to review one of our personal case management binders that we provide to our divorce clients. This is a binder our attorneys have put together to help answer many of the most frequent questions regarding the process of divorce. Why do we provide this tool to our clients? The short answer: It helps save our clients money. Our binder answers many of your questions other attorneys will normally charge you to answer. It includes helpful information in easy to understand language regarding the process from start to finish, copies of forms used throughout the process, and explanations of some basic rules that often go overlooked by general practitioners, such as the automatic financial restraining order and automatic mandatory self disclosures.
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