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Post-Divorce Disputes Lawyers
Helping Westborough Residents Defend Their Legal Interests in Worcester County
You chose to get divorced because you wanted to separate your life from your ex. Unfortunately, the legal implications of dissolving a marriage often impact ex-spouses long after divorce. Therefore, family legal professionals commonly address their clients’ needs before, during, and after the entry of a final divorce decree.
By working with a Worcester post-divorce disputes lawyer, you can minimize the legal, economic, and personal impact of unexpected family conflicts. Whether you need help interpreting the provisions of a divorce decree, modifying child custody, or petitioning to terminate alimony, our team can help because we have over 35 combined years of exclusive family law experience.
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Common Post-divorce Disputes
Ex-spouses may be able to work through post-divorce disputes amicably by seeking guidance from a local attorney.
Ex-spouses commonly disagree on the following issues:
- Property Division – Asset distribution provisions in a divorce decree might apply to certain post-divorce transactions (i.e. selling the marital home, claiming pension benefits, liquidating stocks), which may result in conflict years later.
- Child Custody/Child-Rearing – From conflicting opinions about child discipline to parental relocation, child custody disputes account for many post-divorce conflicts in the Commonwealth.
- Spousal Support Modifications/Termination – Most alimony orders have conditions, including remarriage provisions. One spouse may move to increase, decrease, or terminate spousal support before the scheduled end date based on changed circumstances.
- Child Support – Divorce decrees often contain state-mandated child support payments based on the Massachusetts’ child support guidelines. However, parents who accumulate arrears or lose their jobs may necessitate child support modification hearings.
Irreconcilable differences and irretrievably broken marriages often lead to divorce. As such, similar disagreements frequently lead to post-divorce conflicts. Thoroughly addressing these disputes with the aid of a legal representative could prevent unnecessary re-litigation of closed family issues.
Whether children report abusive behavior, co-parents refuse to pay support, or ex-spouses lie about cohabitating with a new partner, sometimes it’s necessary to engage in family litigation. Attorneys often petition for judicial intervention by filing a contempt if one party is not following the prior judgment or a modification seeking for the prior judgment to be changed in some way. A lawyer from O’Connor Family Law can help anyone dealing with conflict after their divorce petition seek to have an order enforced or to obtain a new order because circumstances changed.
Some family conflicts, including allegations of financial fraud or child abuse, necessitate emergent new legal proceedings. A lawyer can help ex-spouses understand their rights and file the right type of post-divorce litigation on their behalf.
"O'Connor Family Law and specifically Lydia Field were amazing throughout my entire divorce process. Lydia was so knowledgeable, responsive, and helpful as we worked through the mountains of paperwork."- Sarah M.
"I am so happy with the services Attorney Khan provided, she came in at the last minute after a previous attorney did not fulfil his duties and she found errors he had made, worked all weekend on a rush to finalize my divorce."- Courtney O.
"LaKeshia Parker Smalls and her team were so wonderful throughout my divorce process. I spoke with a few other lawyers before hiring her who made me feel like a burden with all the questions I needed answers to."- Jessica C.
"Sasha Khan worked with me for 10 months on a child custody modification. She had a difficult case with the opposing party, but was very professional and driven to defend me and give advice through a very difficult time in my life."- Shannon W.
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