Is Your Divorce Uncontested?
During the breakup of a marriage — when you are experiencing feelings of anger, frustration and anxiety — you need an attorney who will assertively protect your rights and interests, but who will also focus on helping you make a successful transition into life after divorce.
At my practice, Barbara J. Katzenberg, Attorney at Law, I help both men and women through the uncontested divorce process in Massachusetts.
Call me at 508-471-3281. I can provide an objective assessment of your case and discuss how I can help.
A Process Designed For All Families
Every divorce is unique. Therefore, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers different options for couples to proceed through divorce. Generally, an uncontested divorce will either be filed as a 1A divorce or a 1B divorce:
- 1A divorce: Uncontested divorce where the parties to the divorce file a joint petition. The petition includes the negotiated divorce settlement agreement, which includes how marital property will be divided, how child custody will be shared, what alimony/spousal support will be arranged (if any) and any other issues. There is no plaintiff or defendant.
- 1B divorce: Uncontested divorce where one party files the divorce complaint and the other party responds. This is Massachusetts no-fault divorce where both parties agree that the marriage is broken down and they work together to negotiate a divorce settlement, each being represented by his or her own divorce attorney. Once party may file a 1B and the parties may agree that the marriage is broken, but the parties may be unable to reach a final agreement, which means the matter may be litigated before a judge.
Obtain An Uncontested Divorce Through Negotiation Or Mediation
Even when conflict exists between the parties to a divorce, a successful uncontested divorce can be obtained if both parties are willing to work together. This usually involves a negotiated solution designed to resolve all outstanding issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. I also offer mediation services that can provide a win-win outcome with minimal emotional turmoil. When necessary, however, I will litigate assertively to achieve my clients’ goals and protect their rights.
Your Family’s Situation Is Unique To You
I always caution clients against relying on the advice of family and friends, because every divorce is unique. I will work to develop a personalized solution that helps you overcome your current difficulties. Avoiding a contested divorce process may enable you to move forward after divorce in a more positive manner.
Find Out How I Can Help You Today
As an experienced uncontested divorce lawyer, I am committed to helping each client come through the process with dignity and respect. To learn more about how to achieve a successful, amicable separation or divorce, contact my office at 508-471-3281 or send an email.