Nontraditional Families in Chelmsford, MA

Nontraditional Families in Chelmsford, MA

Massachusetts Attorney Supporting the Legal Needs of Nontraditional Families

Every family is different, and with these differences come special legal needs. At The Law Office of John K. Leslie, in the Greater Lowell area, we have the legal skill and experience to accommodate your nontraditional family's needs. We use 29 years of legal experience to help you achieve the results you need and deserve.

Nontraditional Relationships

While Massachusetts does not recognize common law marriage, many unmarried families recognize a need for increased legal protections - especially when they have children together. The Law Office of John K. Leslie, offers comprehensive legal support for issues of child custody, child support, paternity and other legal issues.

Same Sex Divorce

When Massachusetts laws changed to allow gay marriage, many couples took advantage of the new legal protections available to them. Unfortunately, legalized gay marriage has brought with it a new legal circumstance: gay divorce.

There are many legal issues unique to gay divorce. For example, couples in long-term, nontraditional relationships prior to the legalization of gay marriage often disagree about the length of the marriage in a divorce. Should the courts treat the marriage as a short-term relationship or a long-term one? How does this affect property division and alimony awards?

It takes an experienced family law attorney to handle this type of legal uncertainty. At the Law Office of John K. Leslie, we can help. Our founding lawyer, John K. Leslie, has 29 years of experience in family law issues. This gives him a solid foundation for arguing new and complex areas of the law that are not fully settled yet.

Contact the Law Office of John K. Leslie, P.C.

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