Family Law Matters
What can be done for me in Family law, Divorce and Paternity matters?
It means professional legal guidance in matters such as Custody, Visitation, Parenting Plans, Spousal Support, Child Support, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, Adoption, Guardianship, and Conservatorship.
Are these areas of the law modifiable if circumstances change?
When it comes to matters of raising a minor child, the Courts apply a standard known as "the best interests of the child." Accordingly, when there is a material and substantial change in circumstances that affects the raising or support of a child, then yes, the argument can be made that a modification is in order. Our legal team is experienced in the ways Courts treat this topic in a variety of circumstances. Please contact us to learn more about what you can do in your particular situation.
What can be done when one party does not follow a Court Order?
A complaint for contempt can be brought by a petitioner requiring the non-conforming party to follow the Court's order. According to Massachusetts statute, the non-conforming party may also be ordered to pay the petitioner's reasonable attorneys fees.
What do I need to know about Premarital Agreements?
Among other requirements that may pertain to your circumstances, both parties should have conducted a full disclosure of all their assets and liabilities when the agreement was signed. In Massachusetts, the agreement must have been considered fair and reasonable at two critical points in time; when the agreement was signed, and, also when the agreement is sought to be enforced by any party.
Where can I get more information about family law matters?
- Send us an e-mail inquiry for information based on your circumstances
- Phone Attorney Michael Eramo at (978) 774-2200
- Visit Attorney Eramo's of Counsel associates websites, or call:
www.garymhorwitz.com Attorney Gary M. Horwitz Ph. (978) 250-4646
www.dansilvermanlaw.com Attorney Dan Silverman Ph. (781) 245-9019