Divorce and Family Law

Navigating the legal system is overwhelming and trying any time, but it’s even more so in cases involving family law. Any time a relationship ends and/or children are involved, emotions run high and conflicts can seem insurmountable. James Benjamin is a divorce and family law attorney located in Boston, MA, who has the experience and skill you need to see you through this difficult time and help you achieve the outcomes you desire. When a marriage ends, you may need to deal with dividing assets and liabilities, and potentially paying or receiving spousal support or alimony. Mr. Benjamin is an experienced divorce lawyer who will vigorously represent your interests as these decisions are made. If your situation involves children, you need a child custody attorney to deal with custody, visitation, health insurance costs, tax deductions, paying or receiving child support, and handling other expenses. Mr. Benjamin handles all these issues with competence, confidence, and compassion. It is also important to realize that divorce and custody disputes can go on long after settlements are reached. It is often necessary to seek immediate court orders to ensure one party does not withhold financial resources from their spouse or children, engage in abusive behavior, or otherwise act inappropriately. Later, it may become necessary to modify your judgment or agreement based on changing needs and resources of former spouses, parents, and children. Financial issues are typically more complicated when one party is self-employed and/or a family business is involved. The Law Offices of James Benjamin is here to assist you in navigating these complex issues and helping you obtain the best outcome for you and your family.

If you need assistance with your family related legal issues, please contact us at 617-431-8071.

Mr. Benjamin is a full-service family law attorney and divorce lawyer and is pleased to provide representation for any of the following family law issues:

  • Divorce
  • Spousal Support or Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Division of Assets and Liabilities Due to Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Parental Rights
  • Paternity
  • Dependency and Child Neglect
  • Protection From Abuse or Domestic Violence
  • Appeals
  • Contempt or Enforcement
  • Modifications
  • Annulment
  • Separate Support Actions
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Marital Agreements
  • Name Changes
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
  • Care and Protection
  • Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Guardianship

Limited Assistance Representation

If you only require an attorney for a specific part of your case, limited assistance representation may be your best option. Limited assistance representation permits an attorney and client to enter into an agreement that sets forth the specific responsibilities and tasks of the lawyer. This is an alternative to the attorney representing you throughout your case. We can assist with preparing or reviewing specific agreements, motions, or other documents, or attending a single court date. Feel free to contact us to discuss this option further.

Other Resources

Massachusetts Probate and Family Court

Lawyer Referral Service – Boston Bar Association

Lawyer Referral Service – Massachusetts Bar Association

Child Support Division of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Limited Assistance Representation 

Massachusetts Department of Children & Families