Often times a Restraining Order will serve as the first step to a divorce action.
Attorney Morte has successful challenged Restraining Orders that were obtained without advance notice and a hearing. When the time came for presentation of the full set of facts and there was an opportunity for cross-examination, these Restraining Orders were dropped.
Attorney Morte has helped numerous clients obtain Alimony in accordance with the recently enacted Alimony laws in Massachusetts. The new laws generally allow for a spouse to obtain Alimony that ranges between 30% to 35% of the difference in income where there has been a long-term marriage. Attorney Morte has been successful in obtaining awards for both men and women.
Attorney Morte has handled hundreds of Modifications of Divorce Judgment where there has been a material change of circumstances allowing for modification.
These cases include:
- cases where there has been a change in custody allowing for the elimination of child support.
- cases where there has been either an increase or decrease in income requiring a modification of child support or alimony.
Attorney Morte has represented individuals who had no counsel during the divorce process and who were taken advantage of during the process due to a mental or physical impairment. Attorney Morte successful was able to overturn a divorce judgment after the fact, because the client was not aware of what he gave up.
Attorney Morte represents both women and men in the divorce/Modification process.