Expert Understanding of the Complexities of Divorce Litigation

While it is always best to minimize conflict and keep couples out of court sometimes the issues can only be resolved through the family courts. Divorce litigation is when couples cannot agree on a fair settlement and going to family court is the only option. The scale of the disagreements is a determining factor in whether or not going you’ll likely end up in court.

Mediation is the most frequent method of negotiating a divorce settlement. Mediation is when you and your spouse, along with your respective lawyers and sometimes a neutral third party, are called to take part in the negotiations. Mediation is much less expensive than going to court.

Litigation is the most expensive option and should always be the last resort, especially if you and your ex-spouse expect to co-parent. It can be complicated, from dividing assets, spousal and child support, to creating a parent plan.

When considering a way forward, DiPiano Family Law Group P.C. offers a wide range of services and approaches to each individual case. This ranges from straightforward negotiation, to mediation and arbitration as well as litigating through the courts.

At DiPiano Family Law Group P.C., we will always work towards reaching a settlement without going to court. However, we will be your tenacious advocate if going to family court is the only option in order to reach a fair settlement.


DiPiano Family Law Group P.C. is experienced in these areas of divorce litigation:

  • Contempt Actions

  • Divorce Planning
  • Divorce Trials

  • Domestic Violence

  • Health Insurance Issues

  • Modification Actions

  • Petitions to Partition

  • Restraining Orders

  • Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

  • Complex Asset Issues

  • Gifted Property

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If you have decided to end your marriage, you may choose to file for divorce. You can file for divorce in Massachusetts if you have lived in the state for one year, or if the reason the marriage ended happened in Massachusetts and you have lived in Massachusetts as a couple.

At DiPiano Family Law Group P.C., we consistently deliver desirable legal outcomes through skilled divorce litigation in Greater Boston, the North Shore, and throughout Massachusetts. Partnering with our team of experienced divorce attorneys affords you a quality of legal service associated with traditional Boston law firms—without the frustrating commute and heightened fees. The convenient positioning of our office is ideal for residents who need a divorce attorney in Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, Swampscott, Danvers, Lynnfield, and Peabody. Our reputation for success has helped position us as the go-to legal practice for clients located in more distant Essex County communities like Ipswich, Andover, and North Andover, as well.