Property division lawyers in Essex County, Massachusetts help men and women with the equitable distribution of assets during a divorce. A property settlement agreement for the division of assets can help the parties avoid litigating the issues in court. Other property division cases are resolved by the court at trial. The court may consider the contribution of each party, the tax consequences of the division of the asset, the needs of each party, and other relevant factors. The Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act (UMDA Section 307) provides for other factors including the duration of the marriage, prior marriages, and prenuptial agreements.
Lawyer Referral Service in Essex County, MA - The Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) from its offices in Salem, MA. The attorney referral service is opened from Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To receive a referral to a local attorney screened for his or her experience in the needed area of the law, you can call the service. After you receive the referral, you can call the attorney to schedule a 30 minute phone or office consultation to discuss the case and the attorney fees needed for additional services.