Family Law

Divorce

Family lawyer in Taunton MA

Attorney Rachel M. Matos, is a family lawyer who understands the sensitivity and intense emotions that surround the issues when going through a divorce. Separation, divorce and determination of child custody are some of life's most difficult experiences.  Throughout every stage of the legal process, the Law Office of Rachel M. Matos will work with you to ensure the best outcome for your particular situation and family. You can rest assured that throughout the entire process you will have a zealous advocate on your side and your interests will be adequately represented in court with regard to contested issues such as child custody and visitation, equitable division of property, child support, division of assets and alimony.

Areas Of Expertise:

Child Custody & Visitation

Child custody decisions are among the most important determinations made during divorce proceedings. Attorney Matos will work diligently to protect her clients' custody rights.

If the other parent fails to comply with a child custody order or attempts to relocate your child to another location without your permission, The Law Office of Rachel M. Matos can represent you in an emergency hearing to seek compliance.

Areas Of Expertise:

209A Hearings

RESTRAINING ORDERS-- When Safety issues are of concern in a domestic dispute, a restraining order or protection order may be needed.  Attorney Matos is a dedicated family lawyer who can help you understand your rights regarding the role of these orders in cases of domestic violence.

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Prenuptial & Ante-nuptial Agreements

If you are planning to get married soon and contemplating about getting a prenuptial agreement, you should seek legal advice well in advance of the wedding.  The Law Office of Rachel M. Matos can provide advice and drafting services with regard to prenuptial and antenuptial agreements.  Attorney Matos can draft an agreement for you, review a proposed agreement, or provide legal advice regarding the validity and enforceability of an existing agreement.

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Child Support

If You Are Owed Child Support—Attorney Matos can file a complaint for contempt against the payor and represent you in a court hearing.  If successful, the court may require the person in contempt to pay your attorney’s fees.

If you Owe Child Support—Under the law in Massachusetts, failure to pay child support is a serious matter.  If you are ordered to pay child support and fail to pay, you may have your wages or bank account garnished, and your driver’s license could be suspended until you pay your outstanding support obligations and obtain a compliance letter form the Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Divisions (DOR/CSE). Contact the Law Office of Rachel M. Matos to set up a free consultation to review your matter.

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Reviewer: M.C.

"Attorney Matos did a great job! She informed us about every step, was responding to all the questions we had. We highly recommend her!"