Practice Areas

Child Custody

When parents separate or divorce, it takes a toll on children. Their futures are filled with uncertainty and working out a custody and visitation agreement can go a long way to bring renewed structure into their young lives. When parents cannot agree, you can look to the family court system in Massachusetts to put a custody and visitation order in place that reflects the child’s best interests. A judge will consider which parent has been the primary caregiver, who can provide the most stable home life, their backgrounds and other factors that could impact a child’s day-to-day upbringing. These court mandates can outline the child’s residence and how much time each parent will be able to spend.

Child Support

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, parents are financially responsible for their dependent children. Whether a parent has physical custody of a child, visitation or is estranged, support must be maintained so that a child can have an economically stable life. Whether you are asking the court for a support order or believe you are being asked to carry more than your fair share, the Law Office of Michelle M. Murray knows the intricacies of the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines and can help you navigate the system. We’re here to help.

Divorce

A divorce is never an easy situation, and when you are facing the realities of divorce, you need the right help. From the divorce itself to planning for support and asset division, you will want an experienced legal team to help you avoid mistakes and protect your future. The Law Office of Michelle M. Murray offers the services of a knowledgeable and compassionate divorce attorney in Spencer, MA. With the help of divorce attorney Michelle M. Murray, you can enter the process ahead with confidence and clear thinking.

Mediation

Do you want to amicably divorce you spouse?  Do you and your spouse agree on almost everything?  In Massachusetts, the court will not allow a divorce to proceed if the judge does not believe the terms are fair and reasonable.  As a trained mediator and an actively practicing divorce attorney, Attorney Michelle M. Murray helps guide clients to a fair and reasonable agreement.

Modifications

Are you already scheduled for a court hearing, but need to change the date? Have your financial circumstances, or the circumstances of your child's parent, changed significantly? Are there other issues that have come up where the best interests of the child may need to be looked at again? If so, you can call Worcester Attorney Michelle M. Murray to find out your options today.

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