In Massachusetts, an individual does not need to prove “fault” to obtain a divorce, and most divorces are filed on the grounds of an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Hu & Associates has over a decade of experience guiding our clients through the complex process of Boston MA divorce and reaching favorable resolutions through mediation and negotiated settlements. We are also equipped to aggressively pursue our clients’ legal rights in court in cases of contested divorce.
Various factors go into the determination of whether and how much one spouse will receive as alimony or spousal support from the other after a divorce, including the length of the marriage and the assets, income, and needs of the parties. At Hu & Associates, we understand the ins and outs of the alimony factors and work diligently to ensure our clients receive the most favorable alimony award possible.
Child support determinations in Massachusetts are calculated using the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, which take into account both spouses’ income and child-rearing expenses. Hu & Associates regularly represents parents seeking child support, as well as the enforcement and modification of existing child support orders.
In Massachusetts, all assets owned by either party in a marriage are subject to equitable division in divorce, no matter how or when the assets were acquired. All property is subject to division, including pensions, retirement plans, and inheritances. Hu & Associates works diligently to discover and account for all marital assets and fights for our clients to get the best possible settlement in a divorce.
Child Custody & Visitation
There is perhaps no more sensitive issue during a separation or divorce proceeding than child custody and visitation. At Hu & Associates we work with our clients to understand the unique aspects of each child custody dispute, and we are experienced in negotiating optimal parenting plans and custody arrangements that suit the best interests of both parent and child.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements can alleviate uncertainties in a marriage and save time and energy in the event of divorce. Hu & Associates drafts and negotiates prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that protect our clients’ assets while complying with the strict legal standards set by Massachusetts courts.
Emotions can run high during some family law cases, especially the ones involving children. Whether one parent needs help enforcing court orders or you need help negotiating and resolving difficult issues, we can be there for you.
Hu & Associates offers a wide range of legal services in many aspects of Family law.
If you are involved in a separation, divorce, modification, custody dispute, or other family law matter, or you are looking for advice regarding a family law issue, please contact Hu & Associates.