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Worcester County Family Lawyers


Family law attorneys cover a wide variety of topics associated with your family’s needs throughout many different chapters in your lives. Because each family is unique, so are each of your needs. There isn’t a “cookie-cutter” approach to real-life issues, and we understand that. We are here to help you in your specific situation.

There are several reasons people seek out the help of a family law attorney. Maybe you have never been in this situation before. Maybe you have, and you wished you had handled it differently and are determined to do so this time. Relying on a well-experienced team of attorneys with extensive knowledge of family law issues can help you be better prepared for any stage in your life.

Getting married and want to discuss a marital agreement? Getting divorced and wondering about alimony or child support and how that will affect you moving forward? Wondering if you can be compensated for taking care of a family member? Wanting to learn more about domestic violence and whether you are in need of an attorney? These are all areas that O’Connor Family Law can help you with. With several years of experience covering a multitude of areas, our family lawyers in Worcester County are confident we can help you during many chapters in your life.

Contact us today at (774) 315-4220 to have your specific questions answered and learn how we can help you.

When Might I Need A Family Law Lawyer? 

Planning to get married? We can help you with putting a marital agreement in place either before you get married or after you have tied the knot. Protecting your assets and your future isn’t always easy to discuss with your partner in relation to your marriage ending, and we understand that. It can be incredibly liberating to know that should things not work out the way that you planned on your wedding day, you have a strategy in place to handle some of the issues that can come up in divorce. 

A prenuptial agreement is drafted prior to you walking down the aisle, and a postnuptial agreement is put together after you have married. Things can happen that change the layout of your marriage entirely, such as a different career path or an inheritance, and you want to protect what happens to you and your family financially should things not work out. These are great reasons to have an enforceable marital agreement in place, should you need to use it. Sleep better knowing that you have worked with an experienced attorney to help you with these details.

Going through a divorce? There are so many issues that can come up in divorce, and almost all of them have emotions attached to them. This can make it hard for you or anyone to navigate alone. Looking at the bigger picture through the eyes of an experienced attorney can be invaluable during this time of your life.

Do you have questions about alimony, child support/custody, mediation, guardianship, relocation, or domestic violence? All of these are areas that we can assist you with. No two situations are the same, so having the years of experience that we can rely on to help you with your specific needs means we are confident that we can help you, too.

I’m Worried About How My Divorce Will Affect My Children, What Do I Need to Know? 

Divorce is almost always hard, especially when there are children involved, but it doesn’t have to mean total destruction in your or your children’s lives. Making sure their quality of life stays a priority throughout the changes occurring is important to any parent. We understand that, and we make it our priority too. We can assist in areas such as child support and making sure all the facts are on the table, so it is calculated properly. We can also help you with child custody and parenting time so you have a plan in place moving forward in separate homes.

Is guardianship something that you may be in need of to ensure your children have all of the help they need when they need it? This is an area we have experience in as well and can help you determine if it is the right fit. If one of the parents isn’t able to be present for their children through legal issues,  medical issues, or other situations, guardianship can be a solution to keeping your children’s needs met.

It can be difficult to harness your emotions during such an inevitably hard time in your life. Having a trusted team of professionals to help you navigate a divorce and keep you focused is what we are here for. Whether it is through mediation or through the courts, or both, we can make sure you are prepared, and your children are as well.

How Can I Support Myself After My Divorce? 

Alimony or spousal support may be an option for you. Each situation is different, but our team can help you work through your finances and living situation and understand what options you have moving forward. We can help to make sure the proper documentation is in place, as well, so that you are well-prepared for the next steps.

What Can Mediation Help Me to Accomplish?

Mediation is another area of family law that can be of great benefit to you and is common in divorce. Working with a professional who is trained to facilitate your meetings and negotiations in a respectful manner while your emotions are likely running high can be invaluable. Working through important and emotionally charged steps in a divorce alone may seem impossible, but relying on a mediator to help you to stay focused, so you are able to come to an agreement is what we are here to help you with. 

Any of the points agreed on during mediation are clearly documented for both parties and can save you time and stress moving forward. Your questions and concerns are handled in a confidential and less formal manner rather than in a courtroom, and this is appealing to many people. Often,  parties come away with a better understanding of what their priorities are and how to manage them moving forward, whether there was a clear resolution or not during the mediation sessions.

Why Would I Want to Hire a Family Law Firm?

O’Connor Family Law has many years of combined experience, and we use a collaborative approach to helping your family through times in your lives when you may need help the most. You don’t have to do it alone. We are happy to help you transition to the next part of your life with confidence and peace of mind. You can look back on this chapter of your life knowing that you took care of yourself and your family to the best of your ability, with trusted professionals by your side each step of the way.

Call us today at (774) 315-4220 to find out more about how our Worcester County family law attorneys can help you.

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