Family Law

Contested Divorce

A contested divorce can often become a trying and emotional experience. Having an experienced divorce attorney who will fight for you, using every legal means necessary will bring you the results you deserve. You need a lawyer who can effectively communicate your needs, wants and desires when negotiating with opposing counsel. [Read More]

 

 

Uncontested Divorce

Sometimes a husband and wife can both see that a divorce is in their best interest. Whether it is for the sake of their children or a desire to protect the marital estate from costly legal bills, the parties can sometimes see that is more beneficial for them to file an agreement for divorce. [Read More]

 

Divorce Mediation

In divorce mediation, we help you and your partner amicably navigate the challenging decisions required in a divorce. The mediator, a neutral third party, facilitates conversation, assists with communication and understanding, and supports you to work through all the issues required in order to get a divorce.

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Separation Agreements

The Separation Agreement is a confusing name for an important document. For couples who are about to divorce, there is often uncertainty as to what a Separation Agreement actually is. A Separation Agreement would be better described or easy to grasp if it was called a Divorce Agreement, but Massachusetts commonly refers to the document as a Separation Agreement. [Read More]

 

Alimony

Alimony in Massachusetts is guided by statute, codified in the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011. Alimony is meant to provide spousal support to a spouse that has a need for support as long as the payer spouse has an ability to pay. [Read More]

 

Child Custody

Child custody and parenting time can often become a contentious issue in a domestic relations case. At the Law Office of Michael F. Suarez, we understand the importance you place on your relationship with your child and your parenting time with them. Attorney Mike Suarez will work to protect your rights so that you can achieve your child custody and parenting time goals. [Read More]

Child Custody & Visitation Advocacy

An effective parenting plan should cover a wide range of factors and information that reflect the specific needs of the family, but there are five general components that every plan should contain. [Read More]

 

Child Support

Whether you are trying to receive appropriate child support payments to take care of your children, or are struggling to meet unreasonable child support demands, we are the experienced family law family who is ready to fight fiercely to keep you and your family safe and your life as stable as possible. [Read More]

Child Support Modifications

People might seek to modify their child support order for several reasons, according to the Massachusetts Court System. If any of the factors that were considered when calculating the child support have changed, it may constitute a change in the child support amount. [Read More]

Contempt

Unfortunately, it is rare for both parties to strictly comply with their Agreements. Most often, a parent will fail to make child support payments or will be denied their scheduled parenting time. [Read More]

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Both prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements can be valuable tools for spouses. They can give guidance regarding the division of assets and support in the event of a divorce or a spouse’s death, as well as some predictability and certainty, which is not always guaranteed. [Read More]

Seeking A Restraining Order- Domestic Violence

A Restraining Order is a court order intended to protect you from further harm from someone who has hurt you; to keep the abuser away from you, or to stop harassing you, or keep the abuser from the scene of the violence, which may include your home, place of work, or apartment. [Read More]

 

Alimony

Attorney Mike Suarez assists both plaintiffs and defendants in restraining orders (both Abuse Prevention Orders and Harassment Prevention Orders). [Read More]