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At the Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, we provide legal representation in the following Massachusetts Counties: Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth, Worcester and Middlesex County. We pride ourselves on providing experienced and strong representation. We are also very compassionate and accessible to our clients.

We work with our divorce clients at all stages of their divorce, from planning the divorce through divorce judgment. We also represent clients with any post-divorce issues.

If you want to get divorced in Massachusetts today, there are a few things you should understand. The core divorce issues are: Division of Assets and Debts, Alimony, Child Custody and Child Support. These are the main issues. Within each of these divorce issues, are countless questions that need to be addressed and answered to make sure your divorce agreement is written in a way that protects your rights. We can help you navigate these issues and questions, so you can achieve the best possible outcome. It is always best when both parties are able to come to an agreement on all these divorce issues. Your ability to come to an agreement with your spouse, on these divorce issues, will have a direct impact on your life. If you and your spouse can agree on all of these issues, then your divorce will be far less stressful and far less expensive. If you do agree on all these matters, you can seek an uncontested divorce.

However, if you and your spouse definitely cannot agree on certain issues, for example on child custody, then you are probably going to need to proceed with a contested divorce, or a collaborative divorce or a mediated divorce to help you resolve your issues. Contact our law office to learn more about how we can make this trying time less stressful and less expensive for you.

Contested Divorce Lawyers
A contested divorce is simply one where you donít have an agreement at the outset of the filing for the divorce. The most common ground for filing for a divorce is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Generally, fault grounds are not used even in what is called a contested divorce.

Uncontested Divorce Lawyers
In order to get a divorce which is uncontested, one has to file a joint petition for divorce. Along with the joint petition for divorce you have to file other documents. The primary other documents include a separation agreement, a financial statement of each party, an affidavit that your marriage is irretrievably broken down, a statistical form, your marriage certificate as well as a request for a hearing.

Mediated Divorce Lawyers
Mediation is gaining popularity. In my estimation based on my experience, over the last 7-8 years in Massachusetts it has become more and more common. I became certified as a mediator in the early 90ís and have been doing it consistently since then. Mediation is suitable for some cases but not all cases. There are advantages and disadvantages to mediation.
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Date Added : 15-3-2017