|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
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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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
|Additional Divorce Information
Family Law Links
Divorce Resources For Everybody
International Child Kidnapping
Massachusetts Divorce Law
Support Guidelines and Forms - Effective August 1,
Reform Act of 2012-(Link)
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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