Work With A Divorce Lawyer Who’s In It For You
I am family law, divorce and mediation attorney Annette Baker. When you work with me, your needs come first, period. When I represent you, I represent the whole of you- not just the part that’s going through a divorce, but also the part of you that is a parent, the part of you that needs to get through this intact.
When we work together we will identify your objectives, talk about your concerns, and clarify your rights and responsibilities. Because I helped edit the Massachusetts Practice (3d ed.) volumes on family law (by Charles Kindregan and Monroe Inker) used by lawyers throughout the Commonwealth, I have a detailed knowledge of both the legal possibilities and limitations. This helps me guide you to a realistic resolution. Whenever feasible I work to mediate a divorce and negotiate a settlement. This is not always possible. Some cases require a court appearance, especially when there is a history of violence or manipulation. I am here to serve you in the best possible capacity: to look out for your well-being and protect what is rightfully yours.
As the founder and principal of Baker Law, I offer compassionate, practical, flexible, and highly knowledgeable representation in Massachusetts. Please call me at 978-922-2888 or send me a quick email about what you need.
Ensuring That You Get The Advocacy You Need
Once we establish what you need we can move forward. As your advocate I work to protect your personal property, divide marital assets equitably, ensure that alimony and child support payments are reasonable and that any child custody issues are satisfactorily resolved. After over a decade of working with divorcing couples in the Boston area I know that more often than not a divorce can be handled out of court. Mediation has advantages and is often a good option for couples who agree to the big things. Whenever possible I work to settle through negotiation. Of course there are instances when mediation is not an option and going to court is actually in your best interest. We can discuss your goals and what you need in a no-obligation meeting. There I can lay out your options and next steps.
Get Knowledge And Experience In Key Divorce Issues
I take a whole-person and holistic approach to divorce. This does not mean I am “soft” on hard issues. It means that my focus is on ensuring YOU are taken care of, that your mind and spirit are not harmed by the process and that you have what you need to move forward. I can advise you and guide you on issues that involve:
- Child support
- Prenuptial agreements
- Divorce mediation consulting
- Post-divorce modifications due to move aways or parental relocations
- Property division and alimony in the dissolution of long-term marriages
- Complex property division problems relating to family business assets, executive compensation, stock options
- High-conflict child custody cases, including domestic abuse allegations or removal issues related to interstate relocation
Avoid A Costly, Lengthy Divorce
In most instances the fewer issues left for the court to decide, the better this is for everyone involved. If by working together we can find common ground and reach agreement, all parties benefit. This is why I am an advocate for mediation. The mediation process is much more private, flexible, cost effective and emotionally healthy. There are many other advantages as well.
Many of my clients come to me from a friend, coworker or even a former opponent’s referral. I believe the highest compliment I can receive on the quality of my service is a recommendation. If your original attorney failed to provide you with closely engaged service, or if they made erroneous assumptions that harmed your progress, please call and speak with me.
Work With A Lawyer Who Is In It For The Right Reason
Whether you are the one filing for divorce, or if you have received a summons and complaint and need immediate advice, I can help. Call me, attorney Annette Baker at 978-922-2888 or email me at the firm.