Your financial future, and in some cases, your relationship with your children is on the line. Aggressive representation and quality client service are guaranteed with this firm. Bristol County divorce attorney Bill Farias represents clients in divorce matters throughout Bristol County.
Attorney Farias has considerable experience in the Bristol County Court System. In addition to his work as a Divorce Lawyer, he spent 4 years in Bristol County Courts doing child-protective social work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and another 2 years prosecuting cases for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
His litigation experience and aggressive approach to handling cases ensures that you’ll get the best result in your case: you’ll walk away from your divorce in a better position financially, and if children are involved, in the best position to continue your relationship with them. Also, you’re updated regularly on your case, educated, and provided with the guidance you need during a very difficult time.
Bristol County Divorce Process
Uncontested Divorce: Parties can get a divorce relatively quickly and at little cost if they agree on all major issues, including property division, child custody, child support, and alimony. If the divorce is uncontested, documents are filed, a hearing date is set, usually within 30-60 days, the judge enters a divorce nisi (not final) in 30 days, and the divorce becomes final 90 days later.
Contested Divorce: If the parties disagree on any major issue, which is usually the case, a complaint for divorce is filed to begin the process. In most cases, there’s a hearing within about a month for temporary orders, so that there’s a plan in place while the divorce is pending. Next is the pretrial stage, where attorneys exchange information and negotiate. A pretrial hearing is scheduled usually about 6 months after the initial filing. If the case is not resolved by the pretrial date, the parties prepare for trial, which is usually about 12-18 months from the initial filing.
Bristol County Divorce Courts and Locations
Depending on where your assigned judge is stationed, your case could be assigned to either of these courts:Fall River Probate and Family Court
289 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720 Taunton Probate and Family Court
40 Broadway Street
Taunton, MA 02780 New Bedford Probate and Family Court 505 Pleasant Street New Bedford, MA 02740
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Bristol County Divorce attorney Bill Farias represents clients in divorce matters throughout Bristol County, including Acushnet, Attleboro, Berkley, Dartmouth, Dighton, Easton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Mansfield, New Bedford, North Attleborough, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Somerset, Seekonk, Swansea, Taunton, and Westport.