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Supportive and responsive suburban Springfield Massachusetts divorce lawyer

The dissolution of a marriage often involves crucial decisions about the welfare of your children and the equitable division of your assets. Attorney Peterson has over 25 years of experience in divorce law. He will consider all aspects of your divorce case to develop fair and workable solutions regarding:
  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Child support
  • Distribution of personal property, bank accounts, stocks and other assets
  • Division of marital debts
  • Sale or possession of the marital home
  • Spousal support and temporary support
Effective lawyer working within the mediation process
Mediation gives you and your spouse an opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a structured setting through a trained facilitator. The mediation process fosters cooperation between partners and removes the unpredictability and uncertainty associated with litigation. Mediation often reduces the time and costs of divorce, and puts the decisions in your hands. Attorney Peterson can advise you throughout the process, make recommendations, and review the proposed settlement on your behalf within the bounds of the rules set down by the mediator you and your spouse may select. Attorney Peterson also offers services as a mediator himself. Details are available on his mediation practice page.

Limited Assistance Representation Qualified Attorney

Massachusetts court rules now permit the “unbundling” of legal services in the Probate Court as well as other courts. What this means in the divorce context is that instead of paying a large retainer and incurring sizeable legal fees to have the lawyer handle all aspects of the case from start to finish, you may retain the lawyer merely as an advisor, or to prepare the complaint or other pleadings or motions, agreements and other documents, or to appear in court for limited purposes only (such as for a motion for temporary orders) which will permit the lawyer to file a limited purpose appearance and then withdraw from the case once the specific matter to be dealt with has been heard in court. Attorney Peterson is qualified under court rules to accept clients on a limited assistance basis.Knowledgeable family law litigator
Sometimes litigation is necessary to reach a just and equitable resolution to your family’s disputes. Through tactical strategies and professional courtroom presence, Attorney Peterson can be an ardent advocate for you throughout the litigation process. He is prepared to handle the difficult points of your divorce while persistently striving for a fair and workable outcome.More Details

Contact a supportive and responsive divorce attorney
Call Douglas R. Peterson Attorney at Law at 413-525-3222 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your marital situation.

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