Massachusetts Family Lawyers
Compassionate Representation for Family Law Cases in Massachusetts
At Gelb & Gelb LLP, we strive to make difficult and complex Massachusetts family law and probate litigation matters manageable for our clients.
Ms. Gelb is a vigorous advocate who is effective in the courtroom. She also brings her knowledge and skills in business and accounting to her cases, including her experiences running the firm. She is supported by paralegal Rose Tiro.
We prioritize educating our clients and formulating strategies during all stages of legal proceedings. Gelb & Gelb LLP’s probate and domestic relations litigation team works closely with clients to formulate case strategy, including fully understanding each client’s emotional and financial pressures during the proceedings. We are persistent in discovering assets and evidence of misconduct. Our goal is to resolve each case so that clients may live a more satisfying and secure lifestyle. We carefully discuss resolution options, endeavor to work collaboratively, but are committed to pursuing litigation when appropriate.
To learn more from our Massachusetts probate attorney about how we can help with your case, call today!
Family Law and Business Cases We Handle in Massachusetts
- Divorce Proceedings
- Matrimonial Financial Matters
- Child Custody Disputes
- Will Contests
- Estate Litigation
- Trust Litigation
- Family Business Disputes
- Family Estate Disputes
- Mediation, Conciliation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Divorce in Massachusetts
If you are looking to file for divorce in the state of Massachusetts, our family attorneys are here to help you. We understand the hardship that you are facing and are willing and able to guide you through this process.
Massachusetts is a “no-fault” divorce state, in that you have to only claim that there are irresolvable issues within the marriage and that there will be no chance for reconciliation. However, there are other grounds for divorce that the state of Massachusetts also upholds.
Grounds for Divorce:
- Drug or alcohol addiction
- Conviction of a crime
- Desertion for 1 year
In Massachusetts, a court will decide custody issues if the parents cannot come to an agreement. The issues that must be settled include:
- Legal Custody – who makes important decisions that affect the child such as their education or health
- Physical Custody – where does the child reside
- Sole vs. Joint Custody – if the child’s custody will be shared equally, primarily to one with limited rights to the other, or even solely to one parent
The judge must decide these factors having the child’s best interests in mind. Some factors that are considered in determining a child’s best interest are the physical, mental and emotional health of the child.
You do not need to go through this process alone. Allow our Massachusetts family lawyer help you today.
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