We know the decision to end a marriage is often difficult. Divorce can be a complex and overwhelming process, especially when you’re already facing complex emotional and financial issues. Our experienced, compassionate Cape Cod divorce lawyers can provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate custody determinations and co-parenting plans; property division; support (alimony or child support), and more. Our underlying goal is to help you move forward after a divorce so you can enjoy a happy, fulfilling future. If you make the smart decision to hire Leary Hodgman Law for your divorce matter, you can count on our firm to help you with the following matters.
Alimony is need-based support to ensure both spouses are afforded the same standard of living post-divorce that they enjoyed during their marriage. Alimony was reformed in Massachusetts via the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. Contact us to discuss implementation, modification, or termination of an alimony order; new durational limits; retirement age and its impact for a payor spouse; cohabitation effects for a recipient spouse; and more.
Child support provides for the basic support and maintenance of the parties’ child(ren) while taking into consideration childcare costs; insurance costs; and support for a second family. State guidelines determine the given amounts while considering each parent’s income and the parenting time arrangement. Contact us to discuss the possibility of deviation from the guidelines; initiation, modification, or termination of an order; and more.
Figuring out legal and physical custody, as well as creating a parenting time schedule, can be one of the most challenging issues in a divorce. Your children’s health, happiness, and stability are the most important things.
The Massachusetts Probate and Family Court is a Court of “equity”. There are eighteen factors the Court can consider when determining if the division of your marital estate (assets and liabilities) is “fair and reasonable.” Our attorneys are experienced in both litigation and negotiation to assist you in obtaining an equitable division as you transition to the next phase of your life.