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Gerald L. Nissenbaum has been named one of the best divorce lawyers in the country by Town and Country and the best in town by Boston Magazine. He is rated AV Preeminent®  by Martindale-Hubble and listed in  Massachusetts SuperLawyers for Family and Appellate Law since 2004. He is a regular contributor in the Boston Herald and author. He has been a practicing trial lawyer and family law attorney in the Boston area since 1967. has been created and designed to provide information, resources, and services for our clients and others who find themselves facing divorce.


Answers to Your Questions

Everyone's situation is unique to the individual. And, of course, nothing can substitute for hiring a lawyer when divorcing or when dealing with the often complex legal issues that arrise as a result of divorce.

However, the Nissenbaum Law Offices have found that well informed clients usually make the best decisions. Below are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions or get a copy of the AAML Divorce Manual.


Children and Divorce
Ordinarily parents make decisions about their children together. But when parents divorce, the hostility between them sometimes causes them to disagree . . . [ more ]
Response to a Divorce Petition
After a Petition is served, the other spouse is entitled to file opposing papers. In most states, if you are served with a Petition or a Complaint, you must file your opposing papers [ more ]
Custody Battles
When parents can't agree on issues of custody and visitation, many states require the parents, and sometimes the children, to participate in mediation. The parents meet with a . . . [ more ]
The Divorce Process
The goal of the legal process of divorce is to end the marriage and decide such issues as child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, property and debt division and . . . [ more ]
Child Support
In addition to, or as part of, the alimony payment, the court will order child support, if there are minor children or children dependent upon the parties for support. [ more ]
How to Hire a Divorce Lawyer
When asking for names of lawyers, when interviewing lawyers, and when deciding which lawyer to hire, different things are important to different people. For example, . . . [ more ]
Your Conduct
Some rules to follow during divorce:
  • Do try to maintain good communication with your spouse and children.. . .[ more ]
Interview Your Lawyer
Many people hire the first lawyer they meet. Others interview several lawyers before deciding which one to hire. How many you interview may depend on how much . . . [ more ]
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Child Support Guidelines and Forms - Effective August 1, 2013- (Link)

Child Kidnapping

Divorce Court Cases- (Link)

Alimony Reform Act of 2012-(Link)

Alimony Reform Act of 2012 Re-defined by Mass Supreme Court Decisions of Jan 30,2015 ( Link)with Video of Appeal  to Massachusetts Supreme Court.

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