Family Law

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Our Family Law practice is managed by Assunta D. Perez, Esq.  Assunta graduated Suffolk Law School in 1991. While attending law school, she co-edited a book with Professor Marc Perlman.  She also testified before the Massachusetts State Legislature on the issue of the present and future needs of the children in a divorce.

Since graduating Law School, for the past 25 years she has been continued to represent clients in all aspects of Family Law.   She also served as a Mock Trial Advisor for Hull High School for a number of years.  Educated, experienced, tough and compassionate are some of the adjectives that best describe her.

Not only does she have considerable experience in litigation, she is also a trained mediator and a member of Massachusetts Counsil on Family Mediation.

More importantly, she is passionate about her work.  Having gone through a divorce herself, she shares empathy with her clients, both male and female, and understands the feelings that are now part of their everyday life, including, hurt, frustration, anger, fear, concern and pain.   She utilizes that empathy and combines it with her training and experience to provide her clients excellent legal services that address their specific issues.

What We Do

Family disputes are stressful and mentally exhausting, even if it’s amicable.  It is essential that you have an understanding of the process.  Our attorneys understand the emotional, psychological, and financial repercussions such a decision has on the people involved.

Where do I file? What do I file? Where do I get the forms? What is the law? How is property divided? What is custody?  Who has custody? How much is paid in child support?  How is the debt divided? Can I move out of Massachusetts?  These are just a few of the questions that will come up in a divorce.

If there are children involved, parties will have a connection for the rest of their lives.  It is incumbent upon attorneys to recognize this and understand the intricacy of this relationship.

We understand this complexity, and we possess the expertise to provide an optimal solution for you, whether it be through mediation or litigation.

Alimony

Alimony

The question isn’t just if you are eligible for alimony but what type you might be entitled to.

Adoption

Adoption

If you are thinking about adopting, give us a call, we are here to help.

Child Custody

Child Custody

There are two types of custody in Massachusetts, legal and physical.

Child Support

Child Support

Child Support is one of the most highly contentious issues that parents have to deal with.

Contempt & Modification

Contempt & Modification

Assistance with issues after divorce.

Debt & Property Division

Property Division

Questions regarding marital debt and property division arise regardless of the length of marriage.

Divorce & Separation

Divorce & Separation

Questions regarding marital debt and property division arise regardless of the length of marriage.

Litigation vs. Mediation

Litigation vs. Mediation

Whether you are going through mediation or actual litigation, we can help.

Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans

Our attorneys are trained at developing plans that work for everyone, especially the children, without making the situation more contentious.

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Fair and reasonable agreements can be a practical solution to new marriages and concerns about unequal assets.

Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders

Sometimes relationships go beyond being strained and a party becomes the victim of domestic violence.

Separate Support & Paternity

Separate Support & Paternity

Although the parties may not have been married, they both still have an obligation to their child(ren).

Tips & Resources

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5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

Divorce creates a huge financial change to your life. If both you and your spouse worked, you’ll be going from a double income household to a single income one. On top of that, you may be responsible for child support, alimony, or other payments. Those two things are impactful enough, but financial distress can be…

4 Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

A messy divorce is often a result of mistakes made by either you or your ex-spouse. This fact can be difficult to accept, but once you do, the path to divorce will be much easier since you can actively work to avoid them. Here are some common mistakes to avoid during divorce. 1 – Forcing…

4 Divorce Mediation Tips

Mediation is an important resource when going through divorce. As we often mention, it can save money, shorten the length of the divorce process, and reduce stress. However, it only works if you approach it correctly. Here are a few divorce mediation tips to keep in mind before starting mediation. 1 – Be Willing to…

Benefits of Mediation in Divorce

Divorce can be lengthy, stressful, expensive, and complicated,… but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to make it more amicable, which ultimately benefits everyone involved. One resource that couples can take advantage of is mediation. This involves an objective third party who facilitates negotiations and helps both parties come to a fair…

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