Our Worcester Divorce Attorneys Will Support You in Establishing a Fair Distribution of Your Household Assets
Nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, and the legal process involved can be emotional, long and arduous. However, you do not have to endure this on your own. Our team of experienced Worcester divorce attorneys have served a plethora of clients in divorce, legal separation, and annulment proceedings throughout a combined experience in litigation of over 50 years. Due to the sensitivity of this field, our attorneys approach the emotionality of cases delicately, yet work hard to ensure fair and just outcomes. When you retain Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, you can count on knowledgeable attorneys, focused attention, and diligent and aggressive representation.
How to Prepare for Divorce Proceedings
Massachusetts state law governs the process of divorce rather than the federal government, and divorce cases will fall under the jurisdiction of civil or family law.
There are two main types of divorce proceedings in Massachusetts: “uncontested” and “contested”. In both contested and uncontested cases, there may be fault or no fault, depending on the specifics involved. An uncontested divorce proceeding takes place when the couple is capable of agreeing on how to resolve the division of assets. A contested proceeding occurs in cases where reaching an agreement is not possible without input from a judge.
Divorce proceedings and divorce litigation may involve a variety of activities and paperwork, from filing and serving documents to the court, to taking parenting classes and adequately addressing custody, visitation, and child support issues.
Additional elements of divorce matters may include:
- Conducting and completing discovery
- Drafting letters explaining facts and legal arguments
- Drafting agreements for separation
- Filing and defending against complaints for contempt or modification
- Obtaining temporary orders
- Preparing for and arguing during trial stages
Understanding, staying current with, and complying with Massachusetts divorce law, court rules and expectations can be complicated. However, with the help of Worcester divorce attorneys from the office of Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of experienced and dependable attorneys. Contact us for a free consultation today.
The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Divorce Case
You do not need to have an attorney to obtain a divorce in the state of Massachusetts. However, without a lawyer the process can be daunting and draining, and ultimately leave you with an unsatisfying outcome.
It is best to hire one of our Worcester divorce attorneys if your divorce proceedings involve problems or a lack of communication with your spouse. If you have children, or financial assets or debt to consider in the divorce, then it is even more important to hire a lawyer.
If you need an experienced Worcester divorce attorney, then it is time to speak with the law offices of Murphy & Rudolf, LLP and our experienced Worcester divorce lawyers. Contact us today by phone at (508) 570-3037 or contact us online for a free consultation.