There may be many options available to you to try to rectify the situation, but as Attorney Thomas has stated, they will require the knowledge and finesse of an attorney. The situation as you have described is too complicated to do on your own. If you cannot afford an attorney you may want to try legal aid. You can contact your local probate and family court or the MA Bar Association for a referral. You may also want to MetroWest Legal Services for assistance.
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You very much need to speak with a very seasoned and skilled domestic relations practitioner in Massachusetts that will need much more information from you if you want to get any reasoned answer to your question. There are many good lawyers available to you on Avvo. Contact one of them.
Mr. Thomas is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. This response is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. This response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Often, the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply. Mr. Thomas strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney to make sure he or she gets all relevant information to make informed decisions about the subject matter.
As my fellow counsel have advised you, there may be options available to you but a skilled domestic attorney is likely going to be necessary to guide you (if not represent you) in this process.
Given that it sounds like your girlfriend is going to have difficulty paying for her own legal representation, you should consider contacting community legal aid's office in Springfield. I have no affiliation with their office but you can look up their contact information at the following site: http://www.communitylegal.org/contact/springfield.
Also, you should consider contacting the local probate court to inquire whethe or not their is an available attorney's of the day program through which you could at least get some guidance in the steps necessary.
Best of luck to you both.
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