Family Law in Massachusetts
Family law encompasses a wide range of legal actions, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and guardianships. How can we help?
Divorce: Whether you are considering an uncontested, no-fault divorce or you have a case where there are issues that need to be resolved, it is important to understand the various components of Massachusetts divorce law. >> Learn more
Child Custody: While the most important factor in child custody arrangements is ensuring that the child’s interests are well-served, the specific parenting plan arrangements can vary greatly depending on the needs of the family and the child. >> Learn more
Child Support: The issue of child support arises in a number of different circumstances, with both married and unmarried parents. As the child’s needs change or either parent’s income increases or decreases, the child support may need to be modified. It may also be that a contempt should be filed or defended against if it is alleged that one parent is not paying the court ordered amount of child support. In Massachusetts, the court uses published guidelines to determine child support payments. >> Learn more
Spousal Support: In Massachusetts, the court can order spousal support if one spouse needs spousal support and the other spouse has the ability to pay the support. The court takes a variety of factors into consideration when determining whether or not to award spousal support. >> Learn more
Paternity and Unmarried Parents: Formalizing paternity impacts virtually every aspect of child rearing. If paternity has already been established, legal issues such as custody, parenting time, and child support become very important. >> Learn more
More Questions? If you have other commonly asked questions, consult our FAQ. >> Learn more
If you need assistance with a Boston family law matter, call PiltserCowan Law. Our Massachusetts family law attorneys are knowledgeable and compassionate, and will guide you through every step of the legal process. Call us to schedule a free consultation.