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What if my spouse wants the divorce but I do not?

This is a common question. Massachusetts is a no-fault divorce state. All your spouse has to tell the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judge is there is no chance of reconciliation so it is virtually impossible to prevent a no-fault divorce in Massachusetts. This ground for

divorce is based upon an "irretrievable breakdown" of the marriage. How difficult you want to make it for yourself, your spouse and your children is up to you. As angry or shocked as you may be and given you can't prevent the divorce, consider Massachusetts divorce mediation as a dignified and cost effective method of legally terminating your marriage. Discuss this option with Massachusetts divorce mediator Judith R. Kaplan during a consultation. The first-half hour of your divorce mediation consultation is free.

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The Law Office of Judith R. Kaplan

167 Washintgon Street

Norwell, MA  02061


Tel: 781-923-1680

Fax: 781-923-1681​

Also available to meet clients at:

25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 200

Braintree, MA  02184 

500 Victory Road, Suite 400

Marina Bay

Quincy, MA  02171

Meetings via Zoom can be arranged.

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Attorney Kaplan works as a Massachusetts divorce mediator with families from Plymouth County, Norfolk County, Bristol County, Middlesex County, Barnstable County, Essex County and Suffolk County (including such towns/cities as Boston, Brookline, Canton, Walpole, Norfolk, Milton, Weymouth, Quincy, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Duxbury, Marshfield, Kingston, Scituate, Sharon, Abington, Hanover, Whitman, Hull, Pembroke, Taunton, Raynham, Bridgewater, Carver, Plymouth, Sagamore, Falmouth, Brewster, Mashpee and Centerville).  

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