Wife awarded sole physical custody of child and child support

Worcester Probate and Family Court
Divorce Lawyer Michael Franklin

Attorney Franklin represented the wife in a 6 year marriage.  This was wife’s second marriage and husband’s first.  Wife brought one child into the household from her first marriage and the parties had one child together.

Husband owned the marital home prior to the marriage.  The equity in the marital home was approximately $41,000.00.  Wife argued she contributed to mortgage payments and major house renovations during the marriage.

Wife agreed to give the husband joint physical and legal custody of the parties’ 5 year old child at a hearing for Temporary Orders in the initial phase of the proceedings.  She also agreed to move out of the marital residence.  Wife also agreed that husband would not be required to pay her child support.  She was not represented by an attorney at the time.  Husband was represented by an attorney.  Wife did not understand the ramifications of the agreement and hired Attorney Franklin soon afterward.

Husband retains marital home and retirement assets

Worcester Probate and Family Court
Divorce Attorney Michael Franklin

Case Summary: Attorney Franklin represented husband in a 10 year marriage.  It was husband’s first marriage and wife’s second.  Wife brought two children into the household from the first marriage.  No children were born from the marriage.

Wife earned an average of approximately $121,000.00 per year.  Husband earned and average of approximately $149,000.00 per year.  Wife’s earnings dropped to $70,000.00 annually in the last two years of the marriage due to poor economic conditions and wife’s mental health.  Husband owned the marital home in Worcester County prior to the marriage.  The equity in the marital home was approximately $155,000.00.  In addition, the parties jointly purchased real estate in New York.  Equity in this real estate was approximately $207,000.00.