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Separation Attorneys in Boston

Separate with a Plan that Is Legally Enforceable

At Davis & Davis, P.C., we provide knowledgeable legal counsel and highly skilled representation to clients throughout Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties.

In some cases, we represent clients who need to separate from their spouses due to domestic violence concerns. Such abuse may be verbal or physical in nature. We also have experience representing couples who no longer want to be married, but who have chosen to remain so (at least on paper) until their children graduate.

Whatever your situation may be, the most important first step is to contact a capable and knowledgeable separation attorney in Boston. Davis & Davis, P.C. represents individuals seeking a legal separation from their spouse.

Get started on your case today by calling us at (978) 228-2262. You can also contact us online.

We Help You Address the Financial Concerns Inherent in Legal Separation

Many people do not realize the effect that constant conflict has on their children and on themselves. If we believe there is an untenable level of stress or tension in the home that is having a significant and negative effect, we will often recommend that the parties separate while their divorce is pending.

However, one of the challenges of such a separation is the fact that the parties suddenly face the expense of running two households instead of one. The need for two households occurs before the court has a chance to fully assess the parties’ financial positions.

Our attorneys can help craft temporary orders that address your economic concerns during this transitional period.

Is ‘Nesting’ a Viable Option?

Today, we tend to see just as many fathers on the soccer sidelines as we do mothers. Men are much more involved in their children’s lives than they used to be. In fact, the administrative office of the trial court has instructed all guardians ad litem (GALs) to promote shared parenting whenever possible. There is no legal presumption that both parents will obtain joint custody of the children, but there is a presumption that the parents will co-parent.

This has helped contribute to a new concept called “nesting” that has emerged in regard to separation. Essentially, the parents take turns living in the family home and parenting the children while the other lives in a nearby apartment or condominium. This rotating arrangement can give the children a much-needed sense of stability because they do not have to leave their home. At the same time, it allows the mother and the father to alternate roles and responsibilities.

Learn more in an initial consultation with one of our divorce lawyers in Boston by calling us at (978) 228-2262.

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