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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.

Grounds For Divorce


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.

Divorce for Specific Grounds of Misconduct

Achieving a Judgment of Absolute Divorce based upon a specific ground of misconduct by your spouse requires evidence of the misconduct or wrongdoing.  M.G.L c. 208, §1, General Provisions, specifically states all grounds for divorce in Massachusetts.  When the problems have risen to such an unsustainable level that a leading divorce attorney is needed, Attorney Aaron E. Allen of the Allen Law Group, P.C. can help!

How should you maneuver your case? What is best way to protect your interests or the interests of your family?

Consulting with Attorney Allen of the Allen Law Group, P.C., will lead you to the resolution you desire.

Divorce based upon Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage

Many states, including MA, have enacted the “no-fault” divorce laws which do not require a specific showing of spousal misconduct.  These laws were enacted as a response to outdated divorce statutes that have long required proof of adultery or some other act of spousal misconduct in a court of law.

The two ways to file for Divorce in Massachusetts are described in M.G.L. c. 208, § 1A and M.G.L. c. 208, § 1B.

An effective divorce lawyer like Attorney Allen can help you navigate through these statutes and show you the way to succeed in acquiring a divorce while preserving your best interests and that of your family.



Do you have children? Have you been with your spouse for more than ten years?  Is there a pre-nuptial agreement in place?

With divorce comes a myriad of other legal issues including alimony, property division, and, if you have children, that makes it all the more complicated with child support and child custody issues to resolve. M.G.L. c. 208 has more than 55 sections to navigate.

Attorney Allen understands these statutes and how to use them to determine the best way to address a divorce client’s case.  Also, Attorney Allen of the Allen Law Group, P.C. knows that each client faces individual and unique challenges when it comes to divorce.  Attorney Allen provides the individual attention and expertise to assist each client with their specific needs and goals.

A Divorce is a legal ending to a marriage, but it is not the end of your life.  The Allen Law Group, P.C., led by Attorney Allen and his over 18 years of experience, is your best resource to assist you in filing for divorce, to protect your rights and best interests.

Divorce is an emotional and taxing experience as well.  Going through a divorce can be an extremely stressful and confusing time for everyone, particularly when children are involved.  If you are facing a divorce or other issue regarding a marital breakup it is important that you have sound and intelligent legal guidance.  Attorney Allen of the Allen Law Group, P.C. specializes in Family Law, Divorce and Custody-Support-Visitation.  Contact Attorney Allen at (978) 219-9694 and/or at today!

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