Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer

 
At the Law Office of Lawrence L. Hale of Carver, Massachusetts, we provide a safe and comfortable setting for spouses and parents to discuss the changing legal needs of their families. We understand the need for personalized service and compassion during difficult times. For respectful but effective representation in a family law matter, contact Attorney Hale for a free initial consultation. If couples can agree upon many divorce issues, they should seriously consider mediation. It is the least expensive, the least acrimonious, and quickest resolution and has the least adverse impact upon the children.

Our family law practice serves married couples, unmarried parents, and domestic partners throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. We represent the interests of our clients during settlement negotiations, mediation efforts, and in county divorce court. Family law attorney Lawrence L. Hale has practiced family law since 1984. He works with his wife, a certified paralegal, to secure beneficial agreements for children and parents in all family law issues:
 
Man and woman - Lawrence L. Hale Attorney in  Carver MA
 
 
  • divorce - fault and no-fault divorce, legal separation
  • premarital agreements / pre-nuptial agreements
  • spousal support / alimony
  • division of marital assets
  • child custody – sole custody, joint custody, and shared custody agreements
  • Issues specific to same-sex divorces
 
  • child support agreements
  • visitation agreements
  • modifications – changes in custody, visitation, child support, or alimony due to a material change in circumstances
  • adoption, paternity and name changes
 
We are capable of handling complex property division for large marital estates (valuations of businesses, retirement funds, investment funds, and real estate). Even for a simple estate with fewer assets, our attorney can assure that property and debts are evenly divided in the divorce agreement.
 

Divorce and Family Law Mediation

If couples have any ability to negotiate an agreement, especially where children are involved, mediation offers the best opportunity for an amicable resolution. Mr. Hale is an experienced mediator who represents couples as a neutral party to help them reach a mutual settlement. After he prepares the legal documents, clients can represent themselves in court for the brief hearing to make it official. Compared to negotiation and litigation, mediation minimizes legal costs, speeds up the process, reduces acrimony, and makes divorce easier on children. Mr. Hale can mediate divorce and property settlements, child custody issues, domestic partner disputes or any family law matter.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Accusations of domestic abuse are more and more common in divorce proceedings. We represent clients who need quick legal action to obtain 209A and 258E restraining orders. In cases when charges of domestic violence have been filed to secure advantage in a divorce and custody case, we also provide effective representation for the accused in family court. Toll-Free: 800-357-2500.

If you need clear and effective legal advice in a family law matter, contact our Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod divorce lawyer to arrange your initial consultation.

Serving Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod & The Islands Including the communities of Carver, Plymouth, Brockton, Bourne, Middleborough, Barnstable, Falmouth, Wareham, Rochester, Plympton, Halifax, Marshfield, Bridgewater, Mattapoisett, Sandwich, Lakeville, Freetown, Duxbury, Kingston, Marion, Mashpee, Cotuit, Hyannis, Woods Hole, Brewster, Yarmouth (s), Harwich (s), Orleans, Chatham and Welfleet.

Plymouth County • Dukes County • Barnstable County