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Excellent advice and support throughout my divorce.

“JoAnne provided me with excellent advice and support throughout my divorce. She reviewed and edited my separation agreement and gave me peace of mind during a difficult time. I continue to seek her counsel and highly recommend her services.”

Kristen M. – divorce client



Divorce 101: A Quick Intro To Filing For Divorce In Massachusetts

Many couples begin their marriage with great hopes and expectations, only to end up in a relationship that unfortunately does not work. Divorce is the legal process that terminates a marriage. There are many steps in the divorce process in Massachusetts and many avenues to take depending on your individual situation. Here is a brief introduction to filing for divorce in Massachusetts and some of what you may encounter.

A divorce can be categorized as “no-fault” or “fault.” There are two categories of a no-fault divorce. They are “Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage 1A,” and “Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage 1B.” 1A means that both spouses agree that an irretrievable breakdown of their marriage has occurred and that neither are to blame for the end of the marriage, and they have reached an agreement on all divorce issues including but not limited to alimony, asset division and distribution, child support, custody arrangements and they now want to file a joint petition for divorce with the court. (AKA- Uncontested no-fault divorce) 1B means that only one spouse believes that there is an irretrievable breakdown of their marriage or that both spouses agree that neither are to blame for the end of the marriage, … Read More »



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