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Responsive Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers Advocate for Clients in Court

Skillful Middleboro attorneys help families throughout Bristol and Plymouth counties

Ending a marriage can seem overwhelming, but failing to assert your rights could lead to further problems down the road. At the Studley Law Offices in Middleboro, our divorce litigators have 38 years of combined experience in this area. With an emphasis on preparation, we are often able to negotiate beneficial settlements for Plymouth and Bristol County clients on issues such as alimony, custody and property division. When necessary, we aggressively advance your interests during trial and develop an effective plan of action to maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome.

Accomplished advocates advise on dissolution filings

Our accomplished family lawyers make sure that spouses understand the pertinent Massachusetts laws governing their divorce case, including provisions relating to:

  • Residency requirements — You can file for divorce within the state if you have lived here for at least one year or if the marriage occurred within Massachusetts and you’ve resided here as a couple.
  • Filing and grounds — In Massachusetts, you can dissolve your marriage without alleging misconduct on your spouse’s part. These no-fault divorces are often filed by joint petition and are granted due to irreconcilable differences between the parties. You can also file an individual complaint seeking marriage dissolution based on one of five fault grounds, including adultery and substance abuse.
  • Property division — We guide you through the process of equitably dividing your marital assets. We engage in mediation when this method is likely to result in an advantageous property settlement agreement or fight for your fair share during trial if it is in your best interest to do so.

How long the divorce process will take depends on numerous factors. If spouses have already agreed on terms relating to alimony, property division and parenting matters, it should be approximately four months until the union can be terminated. When conflicts exist, the litigation can last much longer. No matter how your divorce proceeds, we will protect your interests vigorously at every stage of the case.

Dedicated counselors represent clients going through high-net-worth divorces

Going through a high-net-worth divorce presents special challenges to the parties and their attorneys, so it’s critical to have the support of a family lawyer who is well versed in these issues. We have the experience and the network of experts to perform sophisticated analyses of complex assets, financial investments, real estate and valuable items such as artwork and antiques. If a business or professional practice is part of the marital estate, our attorneys examine each party’s contributions and current and potential revenue streams to press for an equitable outcome.

Experienced firm seeks to establish proper custody and support terms

When representing parents in a divorce, we are dedicated to achieving a resolution that creates a supportive environment for sons and daughters regardless of the differences that broke up the marriage. Drawing on our legal knowledge and detailed understanding of each family’s particular concerns, we work to create optimal custody arrangements, including fair visitation schedules. If an issue exists over paternity, legal guardianship or relocation to another state, we work diligently to unearth the facts and find what is in the child’s best interests. Our lawyers also handle a full range of child support matters, including petitions to modify or enforce existing orders.

Hardworking attorneys assist parties during alimony determinations

Couples rely on each other for many things during a marriage. Often, one partner or another earns all or most of the household’s income, which can leave the other spouse in a perilous position after a breakup. Our firm advises Massachusetts residents on the different types of spousal support available under state law. Whether you’re seeking payments or are being asked to provide them, we’ll look at the factors that go into alimony determinations and present the strongest possible case during settlement negotiations or at trial.

Contact a knowledgeable Middleboro divorce lawyer to make an appointment

The Studley Law Offices represents Massachusetts spouses in divorce proceedings and related family law matters, such as custody and child support disputes. Please call 508-923-7207 or contact us online to schedule a consultation regarding your issue. Our office is in Middleboro.

  • "John Studley helped me thru a very difficult time in my life. He explained everything to me and made me feel independent in my decisions. He got me more than I expected. Thanks to You and your team." - Diane - December 9, 2016

  • "I completely agree with a prior reviewer...a complete class act! He is highly efficient, extremely knowledgeable, personable, totally professional, highly successful and very entertaining. I have dealt with Atty. Studley on a few matters over the course of 12 years and he (and his staff!) have consistently provided the time and means to successfully litigate my cases/issues. I was fortunate enough that he was referred to me and I have had absolutely no regrets. If you're looking for the best, he's the person to hire." - L - December 1, 2016

  • "Posted by Michelle September 16, 2015 John Studley is a true class act. I have been a client of his since 2008. He puts the needs of the child first and foremost. He is direct and honest with his clients in a compassionate manner. I would highly recommend Studley Law Offices. I have great faith in John, Sandy and the rest of the team and I remain truly greatful for all of their hard work." - Michelle - September 16, 2015

  • "Attorney Studley and his staff are exceptional! They all are very professional, courteous, efficient and empathetic for our case. Attorney Studley knew the "ins and outs" of the laws and was able to implement them in our case. He was always available to us in a timely manner. He explained various situations and avenues we needed to explore. He provided us with the information we needed to move forward in our case. Attorney Studley was always prepared for any situation in court. He even had copies of documents that the judge did not have available to him during court proceedings. We have already recommended him to a fellow grandparent and would do so again." - Bev - August 31, 2015

  • "John Studley is very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. He kept me informed by promptly responding to my emails and phone calls." - Roger - January 31, 2015

  • "John and his staff were very professional from the beginning. He is very persistent and thorough. My case took over a year to settle but his staff had to do a lot of research. They constantly kept me in the loop as to how the case was progressing. I would not hesitate to use his services again." - Ron - August 21, 2014

  • "John helped my family in a difficult child custody case. His excellent work was instrumental in saving my granddaughters from ongoing physical and mental abuse." - Tom - August 12, 2014

  • "This was my first experience dealing with a lawyer. I found John Studley to be very professional in dealing with my case. He explained everything to me in detail and his knowledge of the law reassured me that my case was justified. I had complete trust in him as he was confident and I would highly recommend him to any person in need a lawyer. John dealt with my personal injury case. He set up appointments with Doctors, Neurologists and Physical therapists for me. He and his team were very responsive in returning my phone calls and communicated all correspondence in this matter. He showed a compassion for my health and well being during a difficult time in my life. He was instrumental in facilitating a fair settlement in my case." - Brian - February 21, 2014

  • "John Studley has been my attorney for over 20 years and has never disappointed me. He is, in my opinion the best lawyer you could have. Rest assured that if you have Attorney Studley for your lawyer he will definitelyl do the best that he can do for you. He definitely is a cut above the rest..." - Edna - February 11, 2014



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Through our attorneys' unwavering dedication, The Studley Law Offices has achieved successful results on behalf of many of our clients. Please read more about some of the verdicts and settlements of which we are most proud.
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