Karpenski & Schmelkin Family Law Attorneys Bring Experience, Dedication and Results to our Framingham Clients

husband and wife filing a legal separation in Framingham MAKarpenski & Schmelkin specializes in all areas of Family Law, including divorce, custody, parental rights, removal, spousal support, child support, paternity, adoption, 209(A) orders, property issues, contempts, modifications, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Our team is devoted to getting the best possible results for our Framingham clients, whether that be litigating an issue before the Court or negotiating a settlement, the client’s goals come first.

Below are our areas of specialty:

All Aspects of the Divorce Process

Going through a divorce involve challenging decisions, none of which should be made in haste. Your finances, your home, and your children could be at risk. We at Karpenski & Schmelkin are here to guide you through the process and help you make the best decisions for your individual case.

Modifications of Legal Agreements

Circumstances change. It’s very common that prior judgments will need to be revisited. Life throws you curveballs and what might have been working when your original judgment entered may not be working now. Perhaps your children are getting older and their needs have changed. Perhaps your income has changed. Perhaps there is a loss of a job or your ex has an increase in income. Perhaps an opportunity has arisen for you to relocate with the children. If there has been a change in your life then a modification of the prior judgment may be appropriate. Contact us at Karpenski & Schmelkin to find out if a modification is appropriate.

Child Custody Rights for Framingham Families

Divorce is a stressful change in the family dynamic, and no family member feels the upheaval more than a child. When children are involved in a divorce, you as a parent want what’s best for them as well as to maximize the amount of quality time you spend with them. At Karpenski & Schmelkin, we’ll answer all of your questions about custody during the divorce process, maximize your time with your children and help you navigate any conflicts that may arise with your partner over your custody rights.

Framingham Property Division Issues

Not everything in life is black and white and there may arise a scenario where the law doesn’t provide a legal remedy for your issue but principles of equity and fairness apply. An example of this might be a dispute over personal property with an ex you were never married to or a dispute with a co-owner of real estate or other property. We at Karpenski & Schmelkin will zealously advocate to get you what is rightfully yours.

Child Support & Alimony

Along with reaching a custody agreement, parties in a divorce must also work out who will pay child support and how much. Since this is usually another highly contested area between partners during this trying time, our team is here to explain how Massachusetts law determines child support and to work with you to ensure your child or children we be financially supported after a divorce.

Family Law Services Offered to Our Framingham Clients

Please feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation with one of our divorce attorneys to discuss your needs.


Karpenski & Schmelkin
665 Franklin St, Ste 100
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 231-5765

More About Our Legal Services for Framingham Residents

Even with the most meticulous planning, unpredictable life changes such as divorce can come out of nowhere, upheaving not just your well-being but also that of your most treasured family members, your kids. During this challenging period you should not make any decisions concerning your divorce in haste; you need a relied on legal partner that can explain all readily available options to you and maximize your legal rights.

We focus on all matters of family law, consisting of custody, child assistance, alimony, property issues, prenuptial and post-nuptial contracts, and more. No 2 divorces are alike; in some cases both individuals can come to arrangements concerning exactly what is to be divided as a marital relationship ends, and sometimes these differences need to be settled in court. Each partner’s lifestyle, earnings, health, and other elements are thought about when making these choices. That’s why we treat you and every client as an individual with your very own special set of situations. We want to assist you reach not simply your immediate goals, but help you navigate the essential, long-term choices that will impact your life post divorce.

We’ll assist you to comprehend what is considered as property when properties are being divided, for property in the Massachusetts courts implies a lot more than just the home 2 partners resided in. Your retirement cost savings, any accumulated debt, and gifts given may be susceptible to department in a divorce. We negotiate and fight to assist you keep what you’re worked hard to make and what is rightfully yours.

And because way of life changes such as a partner’s remarriage, task modifications, moving and more frequently call for reviewing divorce agreements, Karpenski & Schmelkin is also experienced in making modifications as your legal requirements change. If a previous partner is choosing not to make child assistance payments or is putting a kid’s well being at threat, we will action in to take legal action if required to secure the rights of your children.

We’re also here for you for life’s wonderful moments, such as legal adoption. As you grow your family we can reduce the pile of adoption documentation and assistance make welcoming your newest members a lot less stressful and more celebratory.

Founding partners and lawyers Ann Karpenski and Marc Schmelkin have years of experience in Domestic Relations and comprehend the feelings that a divorce gives a family. Both have actually successfully worked out complex custody and kid support matters, the two areas of divorce that are typically the most hotly contested in between partners. Ann has nearly 30 years of courtroom experience in juvenile, district, remarkable and probate courts, while Marc’s career has concentrated on family and probate, district, real estate and superior courts. Both are licensed to practice in Massachusetts courts.

It may not look like you have numerous choices in a divorce, however we work hard to maximize your alternatives. We provide a complimentary consultation, so contact us today for more information about how we can advocate for you and your affected relative.

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