Auburn Divorce Lawyer
Are you headed towards divorce?
We're all too familiar with the emotional pain and stress involved in a divorce because most of us have seen families go through it. When it happens to you, there's little way that you can mentally prepare for the trials and tribulations that lay ahead. Whenever you are entering into an amicable or a contested divorce, it's absolutely critical that you hire your own Auburn divorce attorney to represent you. Although you can represent yourself, in the legal community it is never recommended and for good reason. This is especially the case in divorces involving minor children, real estate and other valuable assets.
At Kovacs Law, P.C., we are a small, intimate family law firm that will provide you with the personalized attention you need at this time in your life. While it's always best to encourage an amicable and workable settlement with your spouse, we understand that not all couples are capable of having good communication. Should your spouse be combative or unreasonable, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial should the occasion arise.
Divorce Attorney in Auburn, MA
There are many reasons why couples decide to get a divorce and believe us, we have seen them all. Whether you and your spouse argue over money, or if there was an affair, or if domestic violence has caused you to leave, we are here to stand by your side throughout the legal process. Regardless of the circumstances that led you to the dissolution of your marriage, you have legal rights that must be protected. We've seen even the friendliest divorces take an unexpected turn for the worse, and the unpredictability of your spouse's movements is sufficient reason alone to hire a compassionate and caring attorney to represent you.
Some couples do not wish to get a divorce and instead seek a legal separation. In Massachusetts, under Chapter 209-32 legal separations are recognized as powerful legal tools. When a legal separation occurs, the court may grant spousal support, child support, and visitation. Legal separations carry both the advantages of being married and the benefits of being divorced. Couples who seek a legal separation generally do so for insurance purposes, medical reasons, religious or personal beliefs. If you are seeking out a legal separation, we can guide you through every step of the process.
Domestic violence is a global problem afflicting households nationwide. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, or black or white, domestic violence happens between spouses and families regardless of race, socioeconomic class or religion. Our firm represents both the victims of domestic violence and those being accused of violence against their spouse or children. We can help domestic violence victims obtain protective orders against their abusive spouses and we can help those accused of family violence seek to get such orders removed. It's absolutely vital that as a parent, you understand the implications of spousal and child abuse. If you are found guilty of domestic violence, it could have a negative impact on your rights to live in your family home and your rights to custody and visitation of your children.
Child Custody & Visitation Agreements
If you have children with your spouse and are getting a divorce, then it will be necessary for you and your spouse to come up with a child custody and visitation agreement. If you and your spouse cannot come to terms on a reasonable agreement, then the family court will step in and make a decision for you based on the best interests of the children. At this point in time the judge will examine each spouse's ability to support the child, they will examine the relationship between the child and each respective parent, and they will also consider the child's desires, as well as all other factors that are important such as any history of drug or alcohol abuse, or domestic violence.
After a divorce has been finalized, it's not uncommon for circumstances to change for either spouse as years pass. When someone loses their job or when someone falls ill, it may become necessary to make a modification to a court order. Modifications can be made due to changes in child custody, or for reasons having to do with spousal or child support. When it comes to support obligations, typically the person seeking a downward modification is the paying party and the person seeking an upwards modification to their support payments is the receiving party. Another common reason for going back to court is relocation. When the custodial parent wishes to move out of the area or out of the state, they usually need to request permission from the court before doing so. Whether you are looking to relocate with your child or contest such a relocation, we can help.
Auburn Divorce Lawyer
In addition to divorce law services, our firm has extensive experience in handling issues pertaining to same sex marriage, court order enforcement, guardianships and paternity. At Kovacs Law, P.C. we are committed to educating our clients about the divorce process so they can feel as if they have more control over their proceedings. If you are interested in learning more about the firm's family law and divorce services, we suggest you visit our FAQ page, or give us a call directly at the firm. We understand the high levels of stress and anxiety you are probably going through right now and we are here to lend our knowledge and experience and to provide you with the best possible legal representation.