Frequently Asked Questions
Counsel from Our Wellesley Family Law Attorney
At Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP, one of priorities is client education.
Our Wellesley family law attorneys make sure you understand your options
when it comes to your divorce and family law matters. Since many of our
cases revolve around your family, we make sure we always operate with
compassion and care as we guide you through some of the most challenging
negotiations of your life.
What if my spouse doesn't want a divorce?
When the spouses are in disagreement regarding whether or not to proceed
with the divorce, mediation is not an option for your case. However, you
are still able to get a divorce. The process is often a little more tense
and expensive; however, both spouses do not need to be in agreement in
order for the divorce to be finalized. Our lawyers can provide you advice
during this time.
How do I best protect my children through this divorce?
Being honest with your children is important; however, it is also in their
best interests if you do not discuss the relative cooperation of your
spouse with them. Your children need to know that both parents love them,
even if the relationship between the parents is coming to an end. Giving
them the opportunity to discuss child custody arrangements and work with
your attorney to keep the children out of court.
I want to get married again. How does this affect our divorce settlement?
In many cases, the settlement may not be affected by a remarriage. However,
spousal support payments or child custody arrangements may need to be
revisited, provided that the remarriage involves a move, an increase in
salary, or other factors that can potentially alter a child's standard
We want to proceed with an uncontested divorce. Can you represent both of us?
Due to the potential for conflict of interest, one attorney is not able
to represent both spouses, even if both spouses are proceeding amiably.
Each spouse will need to retain the services of their own lawyers, in
order to best protect themselves and their financial assets.
What use is a prenuptial agreement if we never get divorced?
In a perfect world, a prenuptial agreement would be obsolete! Drafting
a pre-nup agreement does not imply that you are foreseeing the failure
of your marriage. Instead, the agreement is an excellent opportunity for
the two of you to address your financial status, and to have open discussions
about some of marriage's tougher questions. Use this as an oppurtunity
to look out for both of your best interests in the event of something
For answers and guidance to these topics, call (888) 209-7080 for a consultation
with a Wellesley family law attorney.