I am pleased to be working at The Divorce Collaborative LLC in Franklin, MA. At TDC,... more
I am pleased to be working at The Divorce Collaborative LLC in Franklin, MA. At TDC, we resolve your family law conflict - not create more of it. We suggest clients first consider alternatives to expensive and stressful litigation when possible, including mediation and collaborative divorce. Our lawyers and mediators are completely focused on divorce and family law. We appreciate the trus... view profile
Attorney Shields has practiced family law for 27 years specializing in divorce,... more
Attorney Shields has practiced family law for 27 years specializing in divorce, paternity actions, modifications, and contempts. She prides herself in her dedication to provide personal attention to her clients. She believes that a client that is in crisis is her top priority.
Maury brings a truly distinctive combination of powerfully creative problem-solving... more
Maury brings a truly distinctive combination of powerfully creative problem-solving skills and extremely broad based experience to bear on the needs of his individual and business clients, alike. As an advocate, Maury has an exceptional record of providing sensible solutions to even the thorniest of dilemmas. As a litigator, Maury has an outstanding record of success competing against firms of... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.