Family law cases can involve complex collateral questions regarding taxes, trusts and estates and business entities, and family lawyers at small family law firms may not have ready access to tax attorneys, trust and estate attorneys, corporate and real estate attorneys to assist and advise their clients on such questions. As a mid-sized law firm, we have these experienced attorneys available to collaborate, working together on our clients’ behalf at a value Boston-based firms cannot match.
Alimony is the court-ordered payment of support from one spouse to the other while the divorce case is pending and after the marriage is dissolved. This can be a hotly contested matter, where issues of employment and employability, need, and determination of business income are vigorously litigated. Our family law attorneys are experienced in litigating and negotiating over alimony.
In a divorce case involving a contest over the division of assets, we demonstrated at trial, through a handwriting expert, that notarized documents purporting to transfer our client’s rights to valuable marital property had been forged. Our client was awarded a larger share of the contested assets than he otherwise would have received.
Following trial of a modification of alimony case, we successfully proved that the payor had undisclosed sources of income available to pay alimony, resulting in a larger award than our client would otherwise have received.
We have assisted dozens of couples through mediation in working out and documenting the terms of their divorce, often guiding them in formulating creative solutions to address future contingencies, such as the performance of a business or investment or the future sale of valuable real estate.
Meet Our Family Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins
Michael P. Friedman
Erin Fitch Nielson
Why WCN for Family Law Matters
Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.
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