Couples seeking to divorce or separate in Massachusetts will face many decisions, questions, and possible hurdles throughout the legal process. For instance, will you divorce by a joint petition or by a complaint about divorce? What are your rights in a state that does not provide a distinct legal status of “separation”?
At the Peabody, Massachusetts, Law Office of Merril S. Chin we efficiently and cost-effectively guide you through your entire legal process, and bring the experience gained from having handled thousands of divorce cases to protect and advocate for your rights regarding:
In Massachusetts, a distinct legal status of “separated” does not exist. However, married individuals who live apart from their spouses for justifiable cause may seek court orders concerning custody and financial support. There are advantages and disadvantages to this type of action. We can discuss all of your divorce and separation concerns and options at an in-office consultation.