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Our Practice Areas

  • Divorce Litigation

    With over ten years of litigation experience, Christopher Carbone can represent clients through the entire process. This includes advising clients on how to simply discuss divorce with their spouses, to filing the divorce complaint. Mr. Carbone has extensive experience of Temporary Orders, Orders for Separate Support and other motions that help stabilize the parties while they are going through the divorce process.

    However, Mr. Carbone’s true strengths lie in tough-minded negotiations with opposing side coupled with the ability to litigate a case through to trial. Not every case should go to trial, negotiating has failed, clients can count on tough-minded and dedicated representation at trial and having someone who will fight for you in preserving what you cherish most.

  • Contempt Actions in Child Support and Alimony Matters

    Not every case ends even when divorce is ultimately granted. Unfortunately, many ex-spouses and non-custodial parents believe that the rules do not apply to them or that they can talk their way out of their obligations. Attorney Carbone knows how to make belligerent litigants live up to their court-mandated obligations. Most notably, Attorney Carbone has extensive experience with Complaints for Contempt wherein the wrong-doing party must explain to the court why he or she has not lived up to their obligations. If found in Contempt, Attorney Carbone can not only secure the funds in arrears but also win costs and attroneys fees in certain instances.

  • Divorce Mediation

    Divorce Mediation is where both parties agree that their marriage is over and they wish to craft the terms of their divorce through practical and dedicated negotiations. In this regard, Attorney Carbone acts as the mediator and does not represent either party. Both parties may be represented by other attorneys if they wish and they negotiate the areas of contention. while mediation is not for everyone, it is an inexpensive options wherein the parties themselves retain control in how their marriage will be dissolved and do not leave this option to a judge.

  • Prenuptial Agreements

    Christopher has spent years not only helping people get through the harsh times of a divorce but also in helping parties construct prenuptial agreements before a marriage takes place. This can assist the parties should the marriage terminate at a later date.

  • Modifications in a Concluded Divorce Action

    Not every ending is final. Many times parties seek to amend or modify their agreements with the Court. Parties lose jobs and need to have their alimony or child support payments reduced; sometimes parties get remarried or there are changes in circumstances. Here are a few examples of reasons to modify a Separation Agreement or a Divorce Judgment:

    Contempt Actions in Child Support and Alimony Matters
    Not every case ends even when divorce is ultimately granted. Unfortunately, many ex-spouses and non-custodial parents believe that the rules do not apply to them or that they can talk their way out of their obligations. Attorney Carbone knows how to make belligerent litigants live up to their court-mandated obligations. Most notably, Attorney Carbone has extensive experience with Complaints for Contempt wherein the wrong-doing party must explain to the court why he or she has not lived up to their obligations. If found in Contempt, Attorney Carbone can not only secure the funds in arrears but also win costs and attorneys fees in certain instances.

    A. Modification of Alimony: Sometimes a Separation Agreement will allow for a reduction (or even termination) of alimony if there has been a material change in circumstances such as unemployment, illness, remarriage of the alimony recipient or retirement. This section of the law will become far more prominent due to the change in the alimony statute which goes into effect in March 2012.

    B. Modification of Child Support: Child Support order are always modifiable by the Court. A non-custodial parent ordered to pay child support can ask for a modification in a number of circumstances including reduction in income, illness of the payor, emancipation of the minor child or an increase in the custodial parent’s income. Conversely, the custodial parent may ask for an increase in child support for many reasons, most notably an increase in the non-custodial parent’s income.

    C. Parenting Time: Developing and adhering to reasonable parenting time can be one of the most stressful parts of a divorce, most notably because the divorced parties must have contact with each other; this can be a potential source of friction. While most parents make a determined effort to keep visitation, some parents simply cannot be counted on. A party seeking to reduce visitation based upon parental indifference need Court authorization. Further, if a parent feels that their visitation is being curtailed, abridged or in some cases outright cancelled they should seek court intervention.

    D. Permanent Removal of Child from the Commonwealth: Unlike many other states, Massachusetts has a relatively undemanding test to remove children, permanently, from the Commonwealth. The custodial parent need only show that there is some advantage in the child moving out-of-state, even if the non-custodial parent will have little or no contact with the child after such removal. Parents fearful of their children’s removal from the state need a dedicated attorney with this specific experience to help them in defeating such moves if possible. Conversely, custodial parents still need to satisfy all of the legal requirements for such removal.

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