Uncontested Fast Massachusetts Divorce – 1A


        No Kids : $499*               |              W/Kids: $699*


Got Agreement with Spouse?

If you have no children, getting divorced in Massachusetts is quite simple and does not need to cost a lot of money. You and your spouse must agree on how to divide your property and debt and whether either spouse will pay alimony. Tell us your agreement and we will prepare all required legal documents for you and your spouse to sign. We will file your case in the county where you reside and let you know when to show up in court for a short final hearing.

Residency:
If the grounds for your divorce occurred in Massachusetts, only one spouse needs to be a Massachusetts resident. If the grounds for divorce occurred outside Massachusetts, one spouse must be resident of the state for at least one (1) year at the time of filing.

Got Children? A few more requirements.

Custody:
You and your spouse must tell the court who will be responsible for the children, when they will spend time with each parent,  who will be responsible for costs associated with extracurricular activities, health and dental insurance, travel expenses and other child related issues the Massachusetts legislature wants parents to address.  Bottom line is that the court is most concerned with your children and their best interests.

Child Support: 
The Massachusetts statute has a complicated formula to calculate child support that must be done in every case.  A worksheet showing the math –  the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet – must be filed in every case. The DivorceDeli.com child support calculator computes child support in accordance with the Massachusetts child support formula. The judge or case manager assigned to your case will most likely review it to make sure it matches up with the financial affidavits and parenting plan filed.

*Court Costs for Mass. Uncontested Divorce

The clerk’s fee to file a Massachusetts divorce case  (contested or uncontested) is about $215.00, which is paid by money order or cashier’s check. The clerks will not accept a personal check. If there are children involved you and your spouse must take a parenting class (online classes are not accepted), which costs about $80.00.

Contested Massachusetts Divorce – 1B

If you and your spouse cannot reach agreement on all issues (most people can and do) including, but not limited to, division of property and debt, child custody and visitation and alimony, then you are a 1B Massachusetts divorce. If so, the process begins when one party files a petition for divorce.



Phase 1 PREPARATION

“Be Prepared,” the Boy Scout motto, says it all. DivorceDeli.com, will prepare and review all required documents for you to begin the process and provide the information you need to prepare your case for settlement. Most cases, regardless of what issues remain are settled at the mandatory settlement conferences which will be set by the court. Massachusetts rules of court must be followed and, most importantly, financial information must be exchanged.





Phase 2 MEDIATION

Massachusetts divorce rules require the parties to attempt to settle all issues. This can be accomplished by private mediation but is usually done through the probation office (not criminal probation) at the courthouse. Again, most people resolve all issues at this phase of the proceedings and you want to make every effort to do so or the judge assigned to your case will do it for you. Take control of your destiny; don’t leave your property and children in the hands of the judge unless there is no other way.





Phase 3
TRIAL
 

Massachusetts divorce rules require the parties to attempt to settle all issues. This can be accomplished by private mediation but is usually done through the probation office (not criminal probation) at the courthouse. Again, most people resolve all issues at this phase of the proceedings and you want to make every effort to do so or the judge assigned to your case will do it for you. Take control of your destiny; don’t leave your property and children in the hands of the judge unless there is no other way.




Divorce lawyer for “Online Divorce” information including
Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, Relocation of minor children, Modifications and all other family law matters.

Post Judgment Issues (after the divorce is final):

DivorceDeli, the online divorce law firm will assist or represent you in any post judgment legal proceeding including the following:

  • Complaint for Modification of Alimony, Child support, Child Custody
  • Relocation of minor child(ren)
  • Motions for Contempt (your spouse failed to honor an order of court).

Hire DivorceDeli for “one hearing or an entire case.”

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Useful Resources:

  1. Wikipedia: No Fault Divorce
  2. Divorce Online
  3. Divorce Net

Divorce Deli is a Divorce Lawyer Online law firm. Our main offerings include: Child Support Services, child support modification and Child Custody issues including legal and physical custody.