Law Offices of Carmine L. Gentile
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276 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: 508.820.7777   Fax: 508.872.9801

 Divorce, Child Custody & Support, Property Division, and Alimony

In Massachusetts we have several grounds for divorce. Cruel and abusive treatment and gross and confirmed habits of intoxication are two of the most often used grounds for divorce.  However Massachusetts also offers a “no-fault” basis for divorce which many individuals use.  The Justices of the Probate and Family Court do not focus on the grounds chosen for a divorce. They look to see that their Temporary Orders and final Judgments are fair to both parties and any minor children involved.


The Court uses a “best interests of the child” standard to determine custody issues.


Child support is often (but not always) calculated by a formula developed by the Court.


Alimony–periodic support payments by one spouse or former spouse for the support of the other–is a matter of great discretion by the individual Justices of the Probate and Family Court.  Length of the marriage, incomes of the parties, and earning capacities of the parties are some of the factors considered when determining whether or not to award alimony, how much to award, and for how long.

With over 25 years of experience successfully guiding clients through divorce and post judgment modification actions, Attorney Gentile will work with you to obtain a favorable result.



Serving Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Berlin, Bolton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Chestnut Hill, Clinton, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Gardner, Grafton, Groton, Harvard, Holbrook, Holden, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marina Bay, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Norfolk, Northborough, Northbridge, Norwood, Oakdale, Oxford, Paxton, Pepperell, Princeton, Quincy, Randolph, Reading, Riverdale, Riverside, Sherborn, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Somerville, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Stoneham, Stoughton, Stowe, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Sutton, Templeton, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Upton, Uxbridge, Waban, Wakefield, Waltham, Warren, Watertown, Wayland, Webster, Wellesley, Westborough, Westford, Whitinsville, Wilmington, Winchendon, Winchester, Woburn, Woodville, Worcester and Wrentham.


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