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Massachusetts Family Lawyers Help Resolve Household Issues

Worcester firm provides legal support in divorce and other matters

Family legal issues are best handled by an attorney who balances diligent advocacy with empathy for the client’s personal situation. At Glickman, Sugarman, Kneeland & Gribouski in Worcester, our firm has built strong relationships in the community for more than 50 years by providing family law representation that meets the needs of our Massachusetts clients. Whether you’re going through a divorce, seeking to adopt a child, or trying to establish paternity, our lawyers will safeguard your legal rights and take every step to relieve your worries through open communication.

Dedicated assistance when it is time to end a marriage

Choosing to divorce is a difficult step, but effective legal representation can relieve some of the burdens posed by disputes over:

  • Property division — We will advocate for a fair allocation under the Massachusetts equitable distribution rule and ensure that the court has complete information about assets and debts in making its decision.
  • Alimony — Various factors can affect an alimony award, including each party’s income, age and earning ability. We will present a thorough case in support of an appropriate result.
  • Child custody — If you and your spouse have minor children, no aspect of your divorce is more important than securing an arrangement that allows you to maintain strong parent-child bonds. We will fight for your rights while ensuring your children’s best interests.

Our lawyers are always focused on your goals and well-being, so we look to save you time and money by settling conflicts outside of court whenever that best serves your interests.

Lawyers working to establish parental rights through adoption

Bringing a new child into your home is a wonderful event, but many prospective parents are discouraged by the complicated requirements associated with adoption. Whether you are looking to adopt domestically or internationally, we can guide you through every step of the process, including preparing the necessary documents and completing the home study.

Advocates for clients engaged in paternity disputes

If parents are not married at the time of their child’s birth, the father’s parental rights must be established. This can occur voluntarily by filing a form executed by both parents. If there is a paternity dispute, we represent clients in litigation where a determination will be made along with other issues such as support, custody and visitation arrangements.

Attorneys draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to preserve legal rights

When you’re engaged or newly married, the last thing on your mind is the possibility that your marriage won’t last. However, some early planning can save a great deal of time and aggravation if the marriage does not work out. Our attorneys help draft marital agreements before and after the wedding so that each party has a clear expectation of how issues such as property division will be handled in divorce. Though you might never need it, a marital agreement can avert serious problems down the road.

Contact our skilled Massachusetts family law attorneys for a free consultation

Glickman, Sugarman, Kneeland & Gribouski represents Massachusetts clients in a complete range of family law matters including divorce, custody disputes, and adoption. Please call 774-312-7250 or contact us online to schedule a meeting at our Worcester office.