As any Boston Divorce Lawyer can attest to, divorce cases can become very stressful, bitter, and complicated. In order for a divorce attorney to properly represent a client in any divorce case, he or she must have a full working knowledge of the divorce, custody, alimony, and other laws of that state. In the state of Massachusetts, Boston Divorce Attorney Doug Lovenberg has that knowledge and can help guide his client through the frustration of divorce. If you are considering a divorce in the state of Massachusetts, give him a call today. Here are a few common questions about divorce in the state of Massachusetts, along with their answers.

What if My Spouse Won’t Agree to Divorce?

Although the entire process of divorce in Massachusetts or any state would go more smoothly if both parties agree, it is not necessary for this to happen in order for one party to be awarded a divorce. If one spouse will not agree to the divorce, it could be a bit more expensive, but it is still possible to get one. A divorce in which one party does not agree to get a divorce is called a “contested divorce.”


Can Both My Spouse and Myself Use the Same Attorney?

In the state of Massachusetts and in other states, both parties cannot use the same divorce lawyer. In many cases where both parties agree to the terms of the divorce, this may seem like a good way to save money by hiring only one lawyer. Unfortunately, this causes the divorce attorney to have a conflict of interest since he or she is representing two parties on opposite sides of a case. It is possible to have one lawyer draw up the divorce papers and set the terms of the divorce, but both parties should have their own attorney look over the papers before they are presented to a judge for signing.


Is it Mandatory for Me to Hire a Divorce Attorney?

While the law does not demand that you hire a divorce attorney to represent you in your divorce case, it is strongly suggested that you do so. As in almost any court case, either party has the right to represent themselves, however, divorce law can be very complicated. If you choose to represent yourself instead of allowing a divorce lawyer to represent you, then you could be placing yourself at a severe disadvantage. In order to protect yourself, your rights, your property and/or your children, it is vital to have an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney who understands Massachusetts divorce law. It is also beneficial to have an attorney present during the court hearing. A hearing is required for any divorce in the state of Massachusetts, even if it is uncontested.


Those are a few questions which are commonly asked about divorce, and their answers. If you are in need of a divorce lawyer to represent you in the state of Massachusetts, give Boston Divorce Attorney Doug Lovenberg a call.