When couples and families in Massachusetts face disputes they cannot resolve themselves, they turn to LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. For over 10 years, we’ve been guiding families through difficult transitions. Whether you are divorcing, disputing child custody, enforcing a child support order, or facing any other family dispute, we will provide you with compassionate representation when you need it most.
When you meet with us, you will find a supportive environment in which you can make informed choices about your future. Trust our experienced family law attorneys to help you find a solution that works best for everyone. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
The Trusted Choice in Family Law
No family is immune to conflict, but some disputes require the informed guidance only a compassionate attorney can provide. At LaFountain & Wollman, we are highly experienced in helping clients resolve their most personal and professional challenges, including
- Divorce (uncontested, contested)
- Division of marital property
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Child custody
- Child support
- High-net-worth divorce
- Post-judgment modifications and enforcement
- Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements
- Domestic violence
While we prefer to seek amicable solutions through negotiation, we are always ready to litigate to achieve the best possible outcome. No matter the circumstances, we will put your best interests first and put you in charge of decision-making.
Massachusetts is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that either party doesn’t need to establish fault, such as adultery or abandonment. Instead, the courts will grant a divorce if the marital relationship has broken down irretrievably.
Divorce may be classified either as uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties mutually agree on the key issues. If the parties cannot agree, the divorce becomes contested, and the courts may intervene. Either way, having a skilled divorce attorney at your side is essential.
Division of Marital Property
Dividing marital property is often a bone of contention in a divorce, particularly for couples with significant assets. We have comprehensive knowledge of the rules governing the division of property and will help negotiate a fair and equitable share of marital assets.
The courts in Massachusetts agree that children benefit from having a healthy relationship with both parents. While this may benefit parents and children alike, disputes over child custody and parenting time are common. Trust our attorneys to help you find a solution in the best interests of your children.
Today, child support is based on a complex formula that factors each parent’s income, the number of children, and the custody arrangements. You can depend on our attorneys to guide you through the process and help you obtain the support your children need and deserve.
Given that both spouses likely work outside of the home, spousal support is not guaranteed. Depending on the circumstances, the court may award temporary and post-divorce support; however, spousal support is decided on a case-by-case basis.
Establishing paternity may be required to resolve child custody and support issues. Our family law attorneys can assist with establishing your parental rights or defending against a paternity action.
Domestic violence afflicts many households. Violence can occur between spouses, parents and children, or other household members, Our firm works with victims of domestic, helping to obtain Orders of Protection and guiding them through the divorce process if necessary. We have also seen cases in which false allegations of abuse arise, especially during highly contested divorce proceedings, and work to defend those falsely accused of domestic violence.
Divorce Mediation: An Amicable Alternative to Litigation
Given the time and expense of going to trial, many families can benefit from mediation and avoid litigation. This process involves working with a neutral third party, known as a mediator, to find solutions. This is a voluntary process and the parties must negotiate in good faith for mediation to succeed.
Why Choose Us?
At LaFountain & Wollman, we know that no two families are alike, and resolving disputes is often a matter of understanding the complex dynamics involved. When you meet with us, we will take the time to learn about your family and explore all your options. Our objective insights and compassionate guidance will help you overcome obstacles and find solutions that allow you to move forward with confidence. Above all, we will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve and stand by every step of the way.
Talk To An Experienced Family Law Attorney Today!
LaFountain & Wollman is the firm of choice for the most complex family law issues. Contact us today to discuss your matter in confidence.