Springfield Divorce Lawyer

I've Been Where You Are

Divorce is almost never an easy process. There are many uncertainties to face during a very emotional time. You want what is best for your children, and you may have concerns about how much time you will be able to spend with them. There are also financial issues to consider, such as how your marital property and debt will be divided, whether there will be alimony, and how much child support is needed for your children's welfare.

You need a divorce lawyer who understands these issues. I am attorney Claudette-Jean Girard, and I provide experienced, caring legal help for people during divorce in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Western Massachusetts Dissolution of Marriage Attorney

I represent people throughout western Massachusetts who are filing for divorce, or who have been served papers for divorce. I help people through the process of the division of marital property and debt, determining whether there will be alimony and, if you have children, making arrangements for child custody, visitation and child support. I also guide clients through military divorces.

Ultimately, my goal is to help you find a fair, workable resolution to your divorce as amicably as possible.

Most divorces can be handled through a negotiated settlement. With your attorneys, you and your spouse work out a fair solution to financial and parenting issues. Your agreement is then presented to the court so your divorce can be made final.

Same-Sex Divorce

Same-sex marriage and divorce are relatively new to Massachusetts law. If you wish to pursue a divorce and you are in a same-sex marriage, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your rights, your children and your finances. If you have children, custody and child support issues can be complicated — especially if only one of you is a biological parent and the other party did not adopt the child.

To speak with a Springfield divorce attorney who has personally been in your shoes, contact me online or call 413-315-5518. I offer a free 30-minute consultation to give you the opportunity to discuss your legal matter and learn about my approach.