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Attorney Meyers gets the job done

“I hired JoAnne Meyers to assist me with Probate matters. The office staff was very pleasant and Attorney Meyers was very accommodating and helpful. I highly recommend her – she gets the job done.”

Susan – probate client



Excellent divorce attorney in Chelmsford.

“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 – divorce case



Attorney with integrity

“Attorney Joanne Meyers helped me keep my dignity in a very difficult, complicated divorce and child custody dispute. The process lasted several years. Not once did she waiver from doing the right thing for my child. She is honest and fair and will always keep the children’s best interests first. I am very grateful for everything she did to keep my family whole.”

A – divorce and child custody case



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 »



Divorce and The Best Interests of the Child

When you’re going through the divorce process and trying to resolve the child support and custody issues, you’ll often hear the terms “best interests of the child.” Generally, the court will consider the new family lifestyle after a divorce and how a child will best be able to adapt to the new changes. It is possible for you and your spouse to ease into your new family dynamic in order to make the transition easier on your child.

Amicable Relationship In order for you and your spouse to best help your child through the divorce process, you should maintain an amicable relationship. While that may not be easy, especially at first, this is extremely beneficial in helping your child’s transition into the family’s new way of life. It’s best to avoid contentious debates about living arrangements, parenting time, child support, and other child-rearing issues.

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Attorney Meyers has been my Guardian Angel

“Attorney JoAnne Meyers is amazing ! She has been there for me whenever I’ve needed her. She has been my Guardian Angel thru the most difficult times of my divorce. JoAnne is the best at what she does! Whenever I call her office her Assistant Carol has always shown me respect and compassion. JoAnne helps me to feel safe and protected. I thank God for her !!”

Judy G. – divorce client



Divorce, Deception and Hidden Asset Discovery

Despite irreconcilable differences in a marriage, most people enter the divorce process believing their soon to be ex-spouse is a generally honest person. However, this is not always the situation. The fact is there are those individuals that knowing a divorce is imminent or in their future, will conjure up ways to conceal assets. Regardless, even if you have no reason to suspect your former partner is a liar, there is still good cause to be curious and concerned about your family’s finances heading into a divorce.

Once a divorce begins, some parties will do whatever it takes to conceal and hold on to what they believe is their money. Moreover, some will have even created secret accounts or have performed other devious financial actions during the course of the entire marriage. Discovering these hidden assets, during a divorce will enable you to receive an equitable divorce settlement.

You should never rely entirely on your spouse’s financial affidavit. The good news is an experienced divorce attorney has seen many of these hiding asset schemes before and has many tools at their disposal such as the right to issue subpoenas (court orders to produce records or testimony) to assist in uncovering … Read More »



Family Law and Divorce Attorney in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Attorney Joanne Meyers uses her unique background as a Finance Major and a Certified Financial Litigator (CFL) to thoroughly investigate and evaluate financial issues in a divorce. Many clients have no idea of the true value or extent of their family assets or debts. Many clients are faced with a lack of financial documentation to prove the true earnings of a spouse. An attorney who understands finance is a tremendous benefit for a divorcing client as divorce is a serious financial transaction at a time when a person is emotionally vulnerable. We invite you to contact our office and speak with our family law and divorce attorneys about your legal issue.



Top Chelmsford Massachusetts Attorneys

The law firm of Novick & Meyers has been serving the diverse needs of our clients since 1996. We are focused on providing solid solutions to situations involving:

Family law and divorce, Estates planning and Probate, Motor vehicle accidents

Over the years we have built a tremendous depth of knowledge regarding the laws that govern these types of matters as well as experience regarding how these issues impact the real lives of our clients.

If you have a legal matter involving our practice areas, we encourage you to contact us directly to speak with one of our attorneys.



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