Massachusetts Child Custody Lawyer
With the exception of the death of her children or the potential loss of her own life, a mother finds nothing more terrifying than the thought of losing her children in a custody battle.
The attorneys at Massachusetts Family Law Group know how vulnerable women and mothers feel during a divorce. Whether they initiated the divorce action or were served by their spouse, women often find the process frightening. They fear they might lose precious time with their children. They might be threatened with a court-appointed investigation to determine their parental fitness. They might have been threatened with financial disaster. It is critical to have an advocate who knows the difference between empty threats and real dangers. Countless mothers have relied on us to help them obtain custody, child support, spousal support, pension benefits and fair property settlements. We have counseled and represented over a thousand women in their divorces and are dedicated to helping women and mothers face the challenges of divorce.
Mothers' Most Common Divorce Mistakes
The worst thing a mother can do is assume that she will automatically receive custody of the children. Even if your husband tells you that he will not seek custody, he may change his mind. Our experience tells us that fathers will often use custody as a lever to reduce their child support obligation. If you are a mother, it is important to have an attorney who can identify strategies such as these and fight to protect your relationship with your children and your right to fair child support and alimony.
Helping Mothers Fight Back
Our attorneys advocate for mothers during custody evaluations, custody litigation and from the very beginning of the divorce process. We help them prepare for the unfair tactics that will probably be used against them. We develop responses to fathers' power plays that can range from accusations of drug and alcohol abuse to charges of being too close to the children. We help mothers fight back when fathers suddenly become "Super Dads" in an effort to demonstrate their parental fitness. We have seen it all, and our lawyers are prepared to give mothers the support they need, whatever happens. With more than more than 100 years of combined experience and deep empathy that comes from having been in the client's shoes, our legal team is ready to fight for you and your kids.
The Economic Value of a Wife
The contribution you have made to your household is immeasurable. While you may or may not have been the primary wage earner, you have added value in many ways. Running a household is a job unto itself — a job you may have taken in addition to a job outside the home. From managing finances, to raising your children and taking them back and forth to school and to their activities … the tasks that you performed are ones to which value can be attached.
Our founder and lead attorney, Irwin M. Pollack, makes certain that you leave your marriage with the property division that takes into account all of your valuable contributions. To learn more about mothers' rights, call a Boston attorney at (800) 763-1030 or send an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Eastern Massachusetts, including Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk and Middlesex counties.