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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 your family to resolve your legal problems.

We have served families in Waltham for over 40 years. We provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:

  • Mediation of Divorce
  • Mediation of Alimony / Spousal Support
  • Mediation of Child Custody, Child Support & Parenting Plans
  • Modification of Divorce Agreement
  • Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Uncontested Divorce
No two marriages are alike just like no two divorces are the same.  In some divorces the parties for whatever reason are incapable of compromise and must go to their separate corners, hire expensive attorneys and go through a long, arduous and expensive litigious process to get divorced.  And then some divorces are amicable and the parties are able to work out their differences with the help of an expert mediator.  That’s where we can help.  We know the Court system, we will prepare  documents that reflect a fair and equitable division of marital assets, a fair custody and Parenting Plan, and reasonable spousal support if applicable.

Mediation puts the decision making in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable and less costly results.  Avoiding protracted and expensive contested divorces, modifications, and contempt actions is a good thing. If you both believe that mediation could work, it is definitely worth a try.  We can resolve all your family law issues if you both are willing to work with the mediator to achieve a fair, equitable and expeditious settlement.  If mediation doesn’t work, both parties can go to their respective corners and hire their own legal shark to fight it out in Court.

Child Custody and Visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We provide expert mediation of all Divorce matters including parenting plans that work for the family to avoid a costly family feud.

Child Support / Child Related Expenses
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child.  We know the Child Support Guidelines and can provide a fair and common sense approach to Child Support.  We are experts on how the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines affect your case.

Modification and Enforcement
If either parent experiences a significant (“material”) change in financial circumstances and needs to modify his/her Divorce Decree, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your Decree or Agreement.

Alimony/Spousal Support
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis.  We help you understand the Alimony Reform Act and how Judges view the division of marital assets to achieve a fair result for you both.  The Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act has changed the way lawyers and judges are looking at Alimony issues, we will research how the Act affects your case.

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.


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