Massachusetts Family Law Attorney

Legal Help with All Family Law Matters

  The last few years have seen a tremendous number of changes in Massachusetts family law in the areas of child custody, alimony and property division. In some cases, the revisions are game-changers. In all cases, it means your lawyer will need to be much more careful to ensure your rights are protected.

We are the Fall River family law attorneys at the law firm of Driscoll Sanford Family Law.

We focus our practice on family law so we have ample opportunity to see how these new laws are playing out in court. With more than 50 years of combined courtroom experience, you will not find lawyers more prepared to fight for your interests.

Call our Fall River family law office at (508) 672-8718 for a free initial consultation. Or contact us by email to schedule an appointment. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Massachusetts Divorce Law

We can assist you with these and other Massachusetts family law matters:
  • Separation agreements for married and unmarried couples
  • Contested and uncontested divorce , including divorce mediation . Attorney Driscoll is a certified divorce mediator.
  • Child custody [link to child custody], including parenting plans to guide parents in coparenting , and modification of existing child custody orders, such as when a parent seeks to relocate with a child.
  • Financial support in terms of alimony and child support.
  • Division of marital property , including homes and business interests, pension plans and marital debt
  • Modifications of original court orders for support, parenting time and property division (in rare instances when this is allowed)
  • Enforcement of court orders (called "contempt proceedings") to secure payment of alimony, child support or visitation with a child

Massachusetts Family Law

Family law is far more than just divorce. It covers both the happy and the difficult events of family life, including:
  • Prenuptial agreements.
  • Adoption (step-parent, second-parent and unrelated adoption) .
  • Securing grandparent visitation with a grandchild.
  • Paternity testing and establishment of a father's rights.
  • Guardianship of elders, minors and incompetent persons.
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders.

A Word on Father's Rights

Although the laws are changing, there is no denying that fathers can find themselves in a Catch-22 situation created by a job loss and child support, or a past restraining order. We work with many fathers facing a legal nightmare in family court. We understand the challenges you face and will do everything We can to help you through the divorce process .

Contact a Divorce Lawyer at the Bristol County Law Firm of Wilfred Sanford Family Law

Your initial consultation is FREE. At Driscoll Sanford Family Law, we offer payment plans and flat-fee pricing for some legal matters. Call (508) 672-8718 or email Driscoll Sanford Family Law

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