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Divorce Lawyers Assisting Clients in Hanover, MA, and Surrounding Areas in Worcester County

Divorce can be trying on both parties, and it is beneficial to learn about the resources available to you right from the start, as you enter this process. You can file for divorce if you reside in Massachusetts and the cause for the divorce occurred within the state. If the courts determine that you have not lived in Massachusetts for one year, you may need to file in the state you lived in prior to where you had residency. If you have had a residency in the state of Massachusetts for the past year, you can file and represent yourself or obtain the services of an attorney.

There are several important factors that arise in divorce, and almost all of them can have emotions attached to them. This is one of the many reasons obtaining the services of a trusted attorney is appealing. Having a team on your side to help you make sense of the situation and what is expected during a divorce can help to ease the frustrations and stress on you. What happens to my kids? What happens to our assets? Who will have custody? All of these are typical questions that we help you to answer through this process.

Contact O’Connor Family Law at (774) 315-4220 to find out more regarding your divorce and the specific questions you have.

What Is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

Mediation can be incredibly helpful in coming to an agreement in most of the major areas of divorce. It is voluntary by both parties and allows for a trained neutral party to facilitate conversations that will help untangle the facts and concerns of both parties involved. In the case of a No-Fault Divorce, for instance, when the parties both agree that neither is at fault but can’t agree on things like child support or custody, a mediator can help them to come to an agreement they are both comfortable with so that they can proceed with the uncontested filing of a No-Fault Divorce.

    "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.

How Long Does Divorce Take?

This answer varies greatly, as each situation is unique. There are many factors involved, such as whether or not you are filing for a Fault-Divorce, for instance. As discussed above, proving fault can be time-consuming due to the additional steps involved with this type of filing. Other things like how backlogged the courts are and whether or not the other party is contesting aspects of the divorce, such as alimony, child support, etc., can also extend the process. Some couples determine they want a divorce, and one of the parties is in a hurry, and the other wants to wait. Discussions such as the children’s future or moving to other areas as the couple will no longer reside together can also slow the process as you need these items confirmed before determining child custody and support. Generally speaking, an uncontested divorce can take up to seven or eight months to finalize. Due to either party contesting aspects of the divorce along the way, the process can take a year or longer to complete.

Having handled numerous cases similar to yours at O’Connor Family Law, we are confident in our ability to help you through this process in a respectful and timely fashion. Coming to the decision to divorce isn’t easy, but the steps following that decision don’t have to feel impossible. Let our attorneys help ease your burden and make sense of all that is important to you because it is important to us as well.

Contact us today at (774) 315-4220 to get started. 

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