Chelmsford Divorce Lawyer in Chelmsford, MA

Chelmsford Divorce Lawyer in Chelmsford, MA

Massachusetts Child Custody Attorney

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. With 29 years of experience in Massachusetts divorce law, The Law Office of John K. Leslie is dedicated to helping our clients get through it and thrive. Our Greater Lowell area law firm offers clients highly qualified legal representation and practical advice that gets results.

When You're Divorcing - What to Expect in Your Initial Consultation

Most people who come to us for legal help with a divorce first speak with our secretary, Norma, over the phone. They then come into our conveniently located Chelmsford law office for a 30-minute initial consultation with attorney John Leslie. During this consultation, you will get a brief overview of Massachusetts divorce and some predictions about likely outcomes:

  • If there are children involved in your divorce, a major concern will most likely be child custody. We understand. We will describe a typical visitation situation and help you become aware of different legal concepts, like legal custody and physical custody.
  • In Massachusetts, child support is determined according to set guidelines. After calculating your income and expenses, we can give you a likely dollar range.
  • Alimony (often called spousal support) may also be available based on a series of factors about life during and after the marriage.
  • We will also help you understand the divorce procedures for property division under Massachusetts law. Under the law, assets and liabilities are divided equitably. We'll answer your specific questions, helping you anticipate likely outcomes, and whether you will be able to keep assets like the family home, whether you will be able to save valuable collections, how the court will deal with complex assets such as family businesses or speculative investments and who will likely be responsible for the family's debt.

Paying for a Divorce Attorney

In a divorce, your financial situation is likely to change dramatically, so the cost of an attorney often weighs significantly in your decision to work with a divorce lawyer. At The Law Office of John K. Leslie, we clearly explain our fees so you'll know exactly what to expect. We can also help you estimate how many hours your divorce may take, over what time period the divorce will be and over what time period the divorce will take.

Contact The Law Office of John K. Leslie

To talk with us about your divorce concerns, contact our Chelmsford, Massachusetts, law office at 978-934-9100. In many cases, an initial 30-minute consultation is offered at no charge.