Family Law/Domestic Relations

Our office has extensive experience handling all aspects of family relations including:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce – contested or uncontested
  • Divorce and domestic relations mediation
  • Custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Paternity
  • Marriage and pre-marital agreements
  • Civil unions
  • Cohabitation agreements or other domestic partnership arrangements
  • Separation agreements
  • Spousal support: alimony or maintenance
  • Division of marital property and debts
  • Restraining orders

Family Law / Domestic Relations

Family Law / Domestic Relations deals with all aspects of family relations.  Family law encompasses: adoption,  custody and visitation, child support, divorce  (contested or uncontested), marriage and pre-marital agreements (as well as civil unions, cohabitation agreements or other domestic partnership arrangements), separation agreements, spousal support (also known as alimony or maintenance), division of marital property and debts, restraining orders and other legal issues pertinent to the family.  In Massachusetts, the Probate and Family Courts hears actions related to any of the above areas.

Our office has extensive experience handling all of the above matters and appearing before all of the Probate and Family Courts in Western Massachusetts.  If you need assistance with a Divorce, Paternity, Modification, Contempt or other petition based on any of the above areas, contact us today!

Divorce/Domestic Relations Mediation

Mediation is designed to focus on settlement of disputes rather than preparing for litigation. Mediation provides a structured environment to facilitate agreement between disputing parties and assist the parties in exploring settlement, reconciliation, and understanding.

As a neutral, Attorney Stark focuses on managing the mediation process to give all parties the ability to solve their problems by working together in a less formal, and less adversarial, setting.

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Raymond Dinsmore

Attorneys At Law

Raymond Dinsmore is partner in the law firm of Dinsmore Stark, Attorneys At Law. Mr. Dinsmore specializes is plaintiff’s employment law and plaintiff’s personal injury. He also serves as a Special Prosecutor to Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the field of lead paint law enforcement.

Bernadette Stark

Attorneys At Law

Bernadette Stark is a founding partner of Dinsmore Stark, Attorneys At Law, practicing primarily in the area of Family Law. Attorney Stark received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School in 2001.

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