Divorce & Child Custody Litigation

A Boston family law attorney or Massachusetts child custody attorney can assist with divorce, child custody, paternity, property distribution, asset valuation, father’s rights and contempt of court matters.

Divorce and custody cases are a painful time for families. But, with half of all marriages ending in divorce, legal separation is a fact of life for many families.

A Boston divorce attorney or Massachusetts child custody lawyer can often use the professional knowledge and experience necessary to take some of the emotion out of the matter while working to protect your legal rights.

Grounds for divorce in Massachusetts: -No-fault (irretrievable breakdown of marriage) -Fault grounds (which can include impotence, imprisonment for more than 5 years, adultery, alcoholism or drug addiction, desertion of more than a year, cruel and inhuman treatment and nonsupport).

Finding a Boston divorce lawyer or Boston child custody attorney to fight for your rights is critical. Child support, visitation and marital property rights will have a significant impact on your relationship with your children and on your financial and emotional well-being for years to come.

Boston family law lawyers can assist you with many types of cases, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Our firm can also can assist with estate planning in the areas of:

  • Will preparation
  • Trusts, including living trusts and realty trusts
  • Living wills
  • Estate tax planning and evaluation and planning
  • Medicaid, Mass Health, health care and nursing home or assisted care planning
  • Protection of assets
  • Probate of estates and wills

Having your financial and legal affairs in order can provide you and your family with a sense security and peace of mind. Boston Attorney Jeffrey R. Chapdelaine takes pride in taking the time to get to know his clients, their concerns, and the individual nature of their legal needs.

In other cases, when a question arises about a will or probate estate matter, having a Boston estate lawyer help you through the emotional and complicated legal process can ensure that the legal rights of you and your family are being protected.

A Boston estate lawyer can also assist with contesting a will or other probate matter and can work on your behalf to protect your rights or secure what is rightfully yours in a contested will or estate case.

If you need to speak with a Boston divorce attorney, child custody or estate planning / litigation lawyer or have a legal situation involving other areas of Massachusetts family law, call the Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Chapdelaine at (617) 262-1800 for a free appointment to discuss your case.

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