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Uncontested / Collaborative Divorce

A divorce is considered uncontested when you and your spouse agree on all terms prior to the filing of the Complaint for Divorce. My office will assist the parties reach a fair and equitable agreement that will be approved by a judge of the Massachusetts probate and family court.

An uncontested divorce is ideal. It minimizes the hostility between the parties during and post separation. If children are involved, then two parties that can mutually agree on the parenting terms without acrimony is best for the kids. Just because two parties are separating does not require a fight over the children.

FAQ regarding Uncontested Divorces

  • Do both parties need attorneys?
    • The short answer is no. Neither party is required to have an attorney, but a good attorney will guide the parties through the process. At the end of the process the parties will have an enforceable agreement that addresses all of parties needs.
  • Can one attorney represent both parties?
    • No. One attorney for each party. The alternative to this rule is that the attorney acts as a mediator and does not represent either party.
  • What is the Cost?
    • Go to our legal fees page to learn more about the cost?
  • How do I know if I qualify for an Uncontested Divorce?
    • Call my office at 617-410-6467 to speak with an attorney to discuss your personal situation.

 

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