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.

I'm Fall River family law attorney Wilfred C. Driscoll, Jr.

I focus my practice on family law so I have ample opportunity to see how these new laws are playing out in court. With more than 34 years of courtroom experience, you will not find a lawyer more prepared to fight for your interests.

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

Massachusetts Divorce Law

I 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 . I am 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. I work with many fathers facing a legal nightmare in family court. I understand the challenges you face and will do everything I can to help you through the divorce process .

Contact a Divorce Lawyer at the Bristol County Law Firm of Wilfred C. Driscoll, Jr.

Your initial consultation is FREE. At the Law Office of Wilfred C. Driscoll, Jr., we offer payment plans and flat-fee pricing for some legal matters. Call (508) 672-8718 or email the Law Offices of Wilfred C. Driscoll, Jr.

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