Hanover Family Law Attorneys
Backed by 35 Years’ Combined Experience in Massachusetts
Whether you are facing a divorce, a child custody issue, or some other family law problem in or around Hanover, you can turn to O’Connor Family Law for skilled representation every step of the way. Massachusetts divorce and family law can be confusing and challenging. You should not attempt to navigate these laws and their procedures without experienced legal assistance. Our extraordinary legal team brings more than 35 combined years of exclusive family law practice to your case. No matter what type of issue you face or how complex it may seem, we have the knowledge, resources, and determination to help you resolve it as efficiently as possible.
Family Law Issues in Hanover
O’Connor Family Law handles all issues pertinent to families and their relationships. These include:
- Divorce and its related issues, such as alimony, child custody, child support, and marital property division including those involved in high-conflict, high net-worth, and business-owner cases
- Paternity and fathers’ rights
- Grandparents’ rights
- Post-judgment modifications, such as for alimony and child support
- Post-decree child custody disputes and modifications
- Domestic violence and restraining orders
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
We also provide mediation services designed to help you resolve your issue in a more amicable, less stressful manner. Through mediation, you and the other party will retain control of the terms of your divorce, custody, or other matter instead of having it decided for you by a judge.
Divorce in Hanover
Divorce is the most common family law issue handled in the local courts. Massachusetts provides both no-fault and fault-based options for divorce. In a no-fault divorce, you will assert that your marriage is irretrievably broken and no marital misconduct is alleged. These types of divorces are commonly faster, less expensive, and less stressful due to minimal court intervention. Fault-based divorces require that you provide proof of the “fault” of your spouse to the court. These cases generally must go through a trial and thus take longer and cost more in legal fees. Please refer to our general divorce page for more detail on Massachusetts divorce.
Child Custody in Hanover
Child custody is another common issue for Hanover parents facing a divorce, paternity action, or a post-divorce dispute. One of the most important takeaways regarding this issue is that judges have the final say on custody and support terms. Physical custody determines where a child may live while legal custody gives a parent the right to make significant life decisions for the child. Many variations of custody may be granted. No one right way exists for setting up your custody and parenting schedule. What is optimum is a plan that works for you, the other parent, and the children. Please refer to our general child custody and child support pages to learn more.
Talk to a Hanover Family Lawyer About Your Case
When you have a family law issue, it is crucial to seek representation from an attorney who focuses entirely on this area of law. Just as you would not seek a general medical practitioner to perform your brain surgery, you should bring your family law case to a professional who has gained the specific knowledge and experience needed to help you successfully resolve it.
At O’Connor Family Law, we can help you with any issue in this field. We understand that family law cases can be particularly tumultuous and emotional as they involve the wellbeing of you and your loved ones for years to come. Our caring and compassionate legal team is here to ensure that you get the legal guidance and emotional support you need at this critical time in the life of you and your family.
Very sensitive, responsive, attentive, and professional.- David
I can’t thank her enough!- Tanya
I highly recommend this family law firm and wouldn’t want anyone else representing me in this tough time in my life!- Former Client
I am forever grateful for the team's incredible efforts to make my stepdaughter's dream of having "a normal life" with her dad come true.- Lauren
They were always quick to respond and provided the information I was seeking.- Melanie