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The legal dissolution of a marriage in Massachusetts can be either a fault or a no-fault divorce.  Regardless of whether your divorce case is based upon a no-fault breakdown of the marriage, the divorce process can be a difficult and an emotional journey for all involved, including the parties and their children.  Your divorce can be as amicable and fair as possible with the Law Office of Rosemary Purtell by your side.

The Dissolution of Marriage

The majority of divorce cases today are granted based on an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”  In these types of divorces one party must allege that the marriage is irretrievably broken with no hop of reconciliation.   In a fault-based divorce, you must prove the grounds under which you have filed such as adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, abandonment or fraud.  Massachusetts law usually requires that a person reside in Massachusetts for one year before he/she can file for divorce.  Massachusetts is an equitable division state; however, what is equitable depends on the facts and circumstances of each case.  Each divorce is as different and as unique as the parties involved.  Even under the best of circumstances, a divorce is a time of upheaval and confusion.  Property settlements, child custody and parenting plans, child support, and alimony decisions need personalized attention and representation as a divorce unfolds. Mediation and other dispute resolution options may be suitable for some couples.  If a divorce is particularly contentious, litigation may be the only way to ensure a fair solution.

Experienced Divorce Attorney

Any divorce should be handled with a skilled, dedicated, and trustworthy attorney by your side.  Even in the most amicable situations, settlement proposals and decisions can be confusing and difficult to understand. The Law Office of Rosemary Purtell understands the legal and personal ramifications of divorce. Attorney Purtell will give each case the personal attention needed to obtain the best settlement and outcome for each client.  She can negotiate a property settlement, evaluate all assets to be divided, and assist in structuring a parenting plan.  For those cases that simply cannot be settled, Attorney Purtell and her office are well-trained in trial advocacy.  A divorce will impact you financially and emotionally for some time, both during the proceedings and after.  Where you live, how you live and all family dynamics can also change during the divorce. With representation from the Law Office of Rosemary Purtell, you can get through this time of change with a fair outcome and begin to move forward.As with any legal process, you have rights. While you adapt to the realities of a divorce, let Attorney Rosemary Purtell and her staff protect your rights and fight for a fair and timely resolution for your case.