Kenneth Halpern & Associates
Family Law

Divorce & Family Law
Massachuettes Divorce Attorney

Kenneth Halpern & Associates represents clients regarding family law matters including divorce, annulment, paternity, custody, relocation, child support, modification and enforcement proceedings and appeals of these types of cases. In addition, we offer family mediation services with a certified family mediator to help you arrive at a resolution either with or without attorneys. We are fully staffed with two attorneys and two bilingual assistants in the event you require litigation to resolve your case, but we work hard to settle your matter to keep your costs down. The following are some commonly asked questions to offer you an idea of what to expect when seeking a family attorney:

What type of case do you have?

Divorce - A divorce dissolves your marriage even if your spouse wishes to remain married. There are two ways to proceed in resolving your divorce action. If you and your spouse have resolved all children and property issues or are likely to, your case will be uncontested. These are the most amicable. If you need a judge to resolve one or more issues including child custody, visitation, child support, property distribution or alimony, then your case is contested and will require filing and service of a divorce complaint on your spouse.

Annulment - An annulment of your purported marriage differs from a divorce in that it determines that it never occurred, allowing you to state that you were never married. You may qualify for an annulment if you and your spouse never resided together or consummated the marriage or under certain other circumstances that render a purported marriage void.

Paternity - A paternity action must be filed to establish a father's paternity of a child born out of wedlock and to determine a mother and father's respective rights and obligations regarding their child including child support, custody and visitation.

Relocation - A parent may request the court's permission to move out of town or out of Florida with a minor child or request a court order preventing such a move.

Child Support - We represent non-custodial parents in actions brought by the State of Florida, Child Support Enforcement Division to ensure that child support is established fairly and is consistent with state guidelines.

Modifications - After a divorce or paternity final judgment is granted, either parent may request a change of custody, visitation, child support or other issues affecting his or her children. Former spouses may increase, decrease or terminate alimony obligations ordered in their divorce.

Enforcement - Any obligation ordered by the court in a final judgment of divorce or paternity may be enforced by court action.

For any family-divorce issue you have in regards to but not limited to:

  • Contested Divorces
  • Uncontested Divorces
  • Annulment
  • Paternity
  • Custody
  • Relocation
  • Child Support
  • Modification
  • Enforcement
  • Mediation


Kenneth Halpern & Associates can help you through this difficult time. We are committed to helping individuals with the transition and ensuring they have the fair and equitable resolution. Call us at (617) 244-2100 or email:

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Kenneth Halpern & Associates serves clients in Massachusetts towns including:
Acton, Amesbury, Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Ashburnham, Ashfield, Ashland, Athol, Attleborough, Barnstable, Barre, Bedford, Belmont, Berkley, Berlin, Bolton, Boston, Boxborough, Boxford, Boylston, Bradford, Braintree, Burlington, Buzzards Bay, Cambridge, Carlisle, Charlemont, Charlestown, Charlton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Clinton, Concord, Danvers, Dedham, Deerfield, Dudley, Duxbury, East Longmeadow, Essex, Fall River, Fitchburg, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Gardner, Gill, Gloucester, Granby, Groveland, Hadley, Hamilton, Hanover, Haverhill, Holbrook, Holliston, Holyoke, Hopkinton, Hubbardston, Hudson, Ipswich, Kingston, Lakeville, Lancaster, Lawrence, Leominster, Lexington Lincoln, Lowell, Ludlow, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Marblehead, Marlborough, Marshfield, Maynard, Melrose, Methuen, Methuen, Middleborough, Middlefield, Milford, Milton, Monterey, Nantucket, Natick, Needham, New Bedford, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, North Attleborough, North Brookfield, Northampton, Northborough, Paxton, Peabody, Pepperell, Pittsfield, Plymouth Provincetown, Quincy, Reading, Richmond, Rockport, Rowe, Rowley, Salem, Saugus, Sherborn, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Stoughton, Stow, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Templeton, Topsfield, Townsend, Truro, Upton, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, West Boylston, West Newbury Westborough, Westford, Weston, Westport, Williamstown, Wilmington, Winchendon, Winchester, Woburn, Worcester, Yarmouth.

Kenneth Halpern & Associates practices in the following areas of law:
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Automobile, Trucking, Motorcycle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Slip and Fall, Head and Spinal Injuries, Nursing Home Abuse, Dog Bites, Products Liability, Family Law, Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation Rights, Commercial Litigation, Contract Disputes, Business Law, Professional Liability.

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