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Welcome to my Blog. Here you will find helpful articles that cover most aspects of Family Law.
Attorney Aaron E. Allen is an experienced trial attorney who has been practicing law throughout Massachusetts for over eighteen years. Attorney Allen specializes in representing individuals and families in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, removal, division of assets, abuse prevention issues and care and protection matters among many others. He also has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses offering comprehensive counsel and guidance in multiple areas of law including civil litigation and construction and business matters. Attorney Allen is a member of the Committee for Public Counsel Services’ Children and Family Law Practice and Appellate Panel representing families in matters involving the Department of Children and Families.
Premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial or antenuptial agreements, are contracts entered into prior to marriage. Even if you are already married and wish that you had signed a prenuptial agreement, it’s not too late! Massachusetts also recognizes postnuptial agreements.
A Divorce formally dissolves a legal marriage.
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208 presents the guidelines on how to proceed with a Divorce, including how to file for divorce on a specific ground of misconduct (adultery, abandonment, abuse, etc.) or via an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
There are two types of divorce, contested and uncontested.
When going through a divorce with a child or children there are many additional factors you need to take into consideration. Child custody, child support, and co-parenting all become things that need to be discussed and settled during a divorce. Depending on the custody agreement between you and your ex-spouse you may find yourself needing to create a co-parenting plan.
After going through a divorce or child custody case you may be faced with important financial decisions regarding the needs of your children. The financial future of your children is an important issue that must be handled in the proper manner. Ensuring the financial needs of your children are met is the main goal in every child support case.
Divorce, separations and breakups can be a very difficult time for everyone and they can be even more difficult if there are children involved. In cases involving minor children the court must decide which parent the child will live with, who will make the major decisions for the child, as well as the visitation rights of the non-custodial parent.
Have you or your spouse recently filed for divorce? A divorce can be a scary and confusing time, and on top of that dealing with the complicated legal system on your own may be more than you can handle. Here are a few reasons that you should consider when deciding whether to hire an attorney during a divorce proceeding.
If you have a Divorce Agreement or a Custody and Parenting Agreement there will come a time when the terms of that agreement require a review.
Did you know there’s a Massachusetts law that specifically addresses the removal of minor children from the Commonwealth? G.L. c. 208, section 30 is known as the Massachusetts removal statute. It provides that a parent of minor children, looking to relocate and remove the children from Massachusetts, must establish a “good, sincere reason” for the move.
In most aspects, same sex couples face the same legal issues that heterosexual couples face when it comes to marriage. In Massachusetts, the laws regarding what constitutes a valid marriage are the same regardless of whether the couples are heterosexual or not.