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Divorce Attorney's Salem MA

A Divorce formally dissolves a legal marriage.Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 208 presents the guidelines on how to proceed with a Divorce, including how to file for divorce on a specific ground of misconduct (adultery, abandonment, abuse, etc.) or via an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.


Divorce for Specific Grounds of Misconduct

Achieving a Judgment of Absolute Divorce based upon a specific ground of misconduct by your spouse requires evidence of the misconduct or wrongdoing. M.G.L c. 208, §1, General Provisions, specifically states all grounds for divorce in Massachusetts. The statistics are clear that when the problems have risen to such an unsustainable level that a leading Attorney in Divorce is needed in the North Shore and Greater Boston areas of Massachusetts. Attorney Aaron E. Allen, Salem Divorce Attorney, can help!

How should you maneuver your case? What is best way to protect your Interests or the Interests of your family?

Consulting with Attorney Aaron E. Allen of MacLachlan & Allen, LLP, the divorce specialist in the firm, will lead you to the resolution you desire.

Divorce based upon Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage

Many states, including MA, have enacted the “no-fault” divorce laws which do not require a specific showing of spousal misconduct. These laws were enacted as a response to outdated divorce statutes that have long required proof of adultery or some other act of spousal misconduct in a court of law see:

MA law Chapter 208

The two ways to file for Divorce in Massachusetts are described in M.G.L. c. 208, § 1A and M.G.L. c. 208, § 1B. See the following links:

MA law Chapter 208 section 1A

MA law Chapter 208 section 1B

An Aggressive Divorce Lawyer like Attorney Allen can help you navigate through these statutes and show you the way to succeed in acquiring a divorce while preserving your best interests and that of your family.



Do you have children? Have you been with your spouse for more than ten years? Is there a pre-nuptial agreement in place?

With Divorce comes a myriad of other legal issues including alimony, property division, and, if you have children, that makes it all the more complicated with child support and child custody issues to resolve. M.G.L. c. 208 has more than 55 sections to navigate.

Divorce Attorney Aaron E. Allen understands these statutes and how to use them to determine the best way to address a Divorce client’s case. Also, Attorney Allen, MacLachlan & Allen, LLP’s Divorce Lawyer, knows that each client faces individual and unique challenges when it comes to divorce. Attorney Allen, Salem Divorce Attorney, provides the individual attention and expertise to assist each client with their specific needs and goals.

A Divorce is a legal ending to a marriage, but it is not the end of your life. Maclachlan & Allen, LLP, led by Divorce Attorney Allen and his over 14 years of experience, is your best resource to assist you in filing for divorce, to protect your rights and best interests.

Divorce is an emotional and taxing experience as well. Going through a divorce can be an extremely stressful and confusing time for everyone, particularly when children are involved. If you are facing a divorce or other issue regarding a marital breakup it is important that you have sound and intelligent legal guidance. The team of attorneys at Maclachlan & Allen, LLP specialize in Family Law, Divorce and Custody-Support-Visitation. We understand the legal process of Divorce in Massachusetts. At Maclachlan & Allen, LLP we will help you through each step of the process and get you what you deserve.