Barnstable Divorce Attorneys
The Barnstable Probate and Family Court has jurisdiction over Cape Cod communities such as Bourne, Dennis, Hyannis and Provincetown. If you live in one of these towns or cities, your divorce or custody case will be heard in Barnstable before one of the two judges assigned there. To learn the Cape-specific court information you need, go to the links on your direct right.
Barnstable County is well-known as a court that requires individuals and their attorneys to follow proper procedures. This why you should not attempt to represent yourself in a divorce matter in this court. You can't possibly know all the procedures that must be followed, and the stakes are simply too high.
Get a Home-Court Advantage on Cape Cod
At Massachusetts Family Law Group (MFLG), our attorneys appear in the different Cape Cod courts regularly, advocating for clients in matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and other family law issues. We know the preferences of the two judges and how they are likely to respond to a particular proposal or motion. We give clients this home-court advantage because of our extensive experience representing clients in the Barnstable Probate and Family Court.
The Requirements of the Barnstable County Probate and Family Court
Even though family law is the same throughout the Commonwealth, it is applied a little differently in each court, depending on the preferences and attitudes of the judges involved and the procedures of the court. In Barnstable County, for example:
- Some judges do not like to issue temporary orders unless the matter is an emergency such as domestic violence. In these cases, an affidavit must accompany the motion that describes the alleged emergency and the potential harm it represents.
- Motions and other matters are only heard at certain times on certain days.
- Everything must be scheduled properly through the trial assignment desk, and all motions and pleadings must be filed once the corresponding dates have been set.
Aggressive and Focused Representation
Our Plymouth-based lawyers have represented many Cape Cod clients. We have seen almost everything in our more than 100 years of combined experience. We are trial-tested courtroom lawyers. When we appear before a judge in Barnstable County, we are ready because we know the court, its procedures and its judges. Imagine how your case might proceed if you had a lawyer who had never been in this courthouse before. It's not a pretty thought.
Not Getting Results From Your Current Attorney?
Wherever we appear, our attorneys are especially talented when it comes to challenging situations. We are not intimidated by angry lawyers on the other side, and we believe that such tactics are not appreciated by the judges in Cape Cod. And if your case is not progressing the way you had hoped, consider hiring our law firm. It is perfectly acceptable to change lawyers. When you hire us, your spouse and his or her attorney will know immediately that you are serious.
Contact a Cape Cod Divorce Attorney
Our Plymouth law office serves clients on Cape Cod's Barnstable County. We represent men and women from towns such as Bourne, Hyannis, Provincetown, Chatham and on the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Contact us at (800) 299-DIVORCE to start protecting yourself and your children during divorce.