Trusted Family Law Attorney in Brockton, MA

Divorce Attorney Brockton MA

The experienced attorneys at Nashawaty & Rand have been helping families in the Brockton area with divorce and family law issues for over 25 years. Having a skilled litigator in your corner is the best way to protect your interests. At Nashawaty & Rand, our lawyers are aggressive in the courtroom and tough at the negotiation table. We will stand up for your rights and fight for your interests.

Divorce, child custody and other family law matters are highly personal. When disputes arise, it is important to consult with attorneys who are not only experienced, but who also understand what is at stake. At Nashawaty & Rand, our lawyers have a sincere interest in your case and your family. We will handle your legal issue as we would for a neighbor or friend.

The attorneys at Nashawaty & Rand share a strong commitment to results-oriented, quality counsel and representation.

Trusted Legal Representation in Brockton, MA for Divorce & Family Law

There are many reasons for divorce, and getting through it can be very complex. Courts will generally grant one when the spouses have irreconcilable differences that are not able to be resolved even after meditation and/or arbitration. They also permit divorces when spouses have lived apart for at least 18 months, as these are common no-fault grounds for divorce. Other things such as desertion for over a year, adultery, imprisonment for over 18 months, alcohol or drug abuse, or extreme cruelty are grounds for divorce in Massachusetts as well.

Our team of attorneys can assist you with:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony / Spousal support
  • Child Support
  • Child Abuse
  • Custody or Joint Custody
  • Divorce
  • Guardianship
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreement
  • Property Division
  • Restraining Orders
  • Relocation

Family Law Attorney Brockton MA - Nashawaty & Rand - custodyA divorce lawyer from our firm is well versed in dividing martial property. This can consist of any assets that the spouses have acquired during a marriage. Equitable distribution is generally applied where the court tries to divide the property fairly, but not necessarily in an equal fashion.

This involves looking at the length of the marriage, the economic status of both spouses, and the individual incomes. Alimony may be presented to a spouse that may need financial help.

What standards do courts use to decide with whom the children should live?

When parents cannot reach an agreement regarding child custody, most courts try to decide custody based upon an analysis of what arrangement is in the best interests of the child. While statutes and standards differ from state to state, a best interests determination is usually reached by reviewing the parents' wishes, the mental and physical health of the parents, any history of domestic abuse, the child's age and attachment to the parent who has been the primary caretaker, and the child's wishes.

How is child support determined in Massachusetts?

Each state has child support guidelines in place that are used as the foundation for determining the amount of child support. While child support guidelines vary from state to state, courts setting child support orders will generally follow the amount suggested by the guidelines unless a reason to depart from them exists. Most guidelines consider the needs of the child, the relative abilities of the parents to pay support, and the standard of living the child would have had if not for the divorce.

From complex marital estates to post-judgment issues, the team at Nashawaty & Rand is committed to representing all of our clients with integrity and addressing all divorce and family-related issues as efficiently and effectively as possible. To schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced team of divorce lawyers, call 781-848-8545 today or fill out our online form.

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