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family law divorce

The focus of the practice is divorce law. Attorney Rosenbaum is a divorce lawyer with over thirty years of divorce litigation experience. Attorney Rosenbaum is a Certified Divorce Mediator and member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

As a Family Law Mediator, attorney Rosenbaum meets with both parties in a series of face to face discussions to formulate the terms of their divorce. The mediator functions as a neutral facilitator in a more affordable and amicable divorce process.

In dividing the marital estate and awarding alimony, the court considers,
I. Length of Marriage.
II. Age of the Parties.
III. Conduct of the Parties.
IV. Health of the Parties.
V. Station.
VI. Occupation.
VII. Employability and Vocational Skills.
VIII. Amounts and Sources of Income.
IX. Estate.
X. Liabilities.
XI. Opportunity for Future Acquisition of Assets and Income.
XII. Needs of the parties and current and future needs of any minor children.
XIII. Contribution of the Parties in the Acquisition, Preservation, Appreciation and Value of their estate.
XIV. Either parties’ role as a homemaker.

See Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208, section 34 at http://www.Mass.Gov

Issues involving children, custody and primary residence are decided on the basis of their best interests. 

See Massachusetts General laws chapter 208, section 28 at www.Mass.Gov

Family Law Mediation, also called Divorce Mediation is the preferred method for many couples in divorce. As opposed to litigation, family law mediation empowers the participants to resolve their disputes directly, making informed decisions, improving communication, and coordinating adjustments for their children.

During the mediation process, our goal is to listen to your issues and concerns with divorce, separation, or modification of a prior divorce such as;
  • Alimony and spousal support;
  • Child support and medical coverage;
  • Property division, including real estate and retirement plans;
  • Child related matters, including parenting time and transitions;
  • Tax implications of separation and divorce, including dependencies
Divorce in Massachusetts is by Judgment of the Probate and Family Court. When both parties agree that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, a joint petition for divorce may be filed. A divorce action may be commenced by one person with the filing of a complaint for divorce.
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