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What is a Massachusetts No-Fault Divorce?

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

The Massachusetts Probate and Family Court will not inquire nor consider evidence of the individual marital fault of the spouses - that includes adultery. All you need is at least one spouse to assert there has been an "irretrievable breakdown" of the marriage and there is no chance of reconciliation. You can proceed on a Joint Petition for Divorce which is an uncontested Massachusetts divorce.

Massachusetts No-Fault Divorce

You can also start the process through a Complaint for Divorce which usually converts to an uncontested divorce after a Separation Agreement is signed and presented to the judge for approval. You can still mediate if a party initiates a Complaint for Divorce. Attorney Kaplan serves as a Massachusetts divorce mediator in all phases of the divorce litigation process. She meets clients in Norwell, Quincy and Braintree and offers Zoom meetings and teleconferencing. Your initial call is free. 781-923-1680

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Contact Attorney Kaplan 

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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