Full-Service Family Law Firm in Waltham
Whether you are reviewing your Divorce Agreement, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing difficult family issues, Gary James Marchese listens to your needs, understands your concerns and offers strong advice to achieve a fair result for you to solve your legal problems.
We have served families in Waltham for over 36 years. We provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. We help you understand the new Alimony Reform Act and how Judges view the division of marital assets to achieve a fair result for you. The Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act has changed the way lawyers are looking at Alimony issues, we will research how the Act affects your case.
Child Custody and Visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. We help to ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing. We are experts on how the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines affect your case.
Child Support Modification and Enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the Court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant (“material”) change in financial circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Throughout your divorce, we stand by you. We are strong advocates for individuals, but we are also adept at Mediation if both parties desire to avoid a contentious and protracted divorce. We will stand by you throughout mediation or litigation, and we provide strong advice and experience to address the division of marital assets such as retirement, including pensions, retirement assets, real estate, marital homes, as well as the calculation of child support or spousal support and child custody rights.
Mediation puts the decision making in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results. Avoiding protracted and expensive contested divorces, modifications, and contempt actions is a good thing. If you both believe that mediation could work, its definitely worth a try. We can resolve all your family law issues, if you both are willing, to obtain a fair, equitable and expeditious settlement using mediation.
Pre- and Post-Nuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. We expect the unexpected and draft Pre-Marital agreements that protect both spouses’ property interests in the event of a divorce. Pre-Marital Agreements are most important in second marriages or where one spouse has significantly more wealth than the other. In some cases where appropriate we can prepare a Post-Marital Agreement.
Contact a Waltham family law attorney you can trust.
Call Attorney Marchese at (781) 894-6248 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.