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Family Law in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Family law encompasses a broad range of legal topics involving marriage and children in Hampden Country, Massachusetts. Common family law subjects include divorce or annulment, child custody and visitation rights, child support payments, and spousal support / alimony. Family law specifically deals with children in regard to adoption, guardianship, and state child protection, and domestic violence and restraining orders for adults.
Divorce vs. Allulment?
Both divorce and annulment are court procedures that dissolve a marriage. An annulment treats the marriage as though it never happened. The majority of dissolutions of marriages are done through divorce.
What is Child Support?
Child support is the amount of money a parent is required by law to pay the spouse who retains primary custody of the child. Child support is intended for the benefit of the child.
What is Spousal Support / Alimony?
This represents regular payments made from one spouse to the other during a spearation or after a divorce. The purpose of spousal support is to recognize the recipient spouse's contribution to the marriage and to assist that spouse to achieve financial independence where possible.
Why Do I Need a Family Law Attorney?
The Court process for any family law matter can often be very confusing as well as emotionally challenging for the families involved. Allyn & Ball has the experience to navigate through the complicated legal process in an efficient manner, and be there to help answer any questions.
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