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At Collins Family Law Group, P.C. in Melrose, Massachusetts, we understand the mental, emotional, and financial stress that comes with filing a divorce. We have qualified attorneys to assist you through all legal processes involving divorce.

In addition to divorce representation, we handle post-divorce and paternity proceedings including but not limited to child support modifications, alimony, paternity, adoptions, and custody/visitation issues.

Learn More About the Divorce Process

Guardian ad Litem 

If custody is an issue, the court, in its discretion, may appoint a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), in charge of conducting an investigation and making a recommendation to the Judge as to the best interest of the children.

Collins Family Law Group, P.C. is well-versed in GAL appointments and Attorney Collins is also an experienced GAL investigator who regularly takes appointments out of Middlesex Probate and Family Court.

What GALs Do

Limited Assistance Representation 

You can also count on us if you need limited assistance representation. LARs are attorneys permitted to assist a self-represented litigant on a limited basis without undertaking a full representation of the client on all issues related to his/her pending case.

Collins Family Law Group, P.C. regularly assists litigants in the Probate and Family Court on a LAR basis. This often entails preparation of separation agreements for an uncontested divorce, preparation of motions or other legal documents, or appearance in court for one day or issue.

The cost of these limited services is very affordable and provides litigants who may not otherwise be able to afford the services of an attorney the ability to have experienced counsel guide them through difficult and often confusing legal matters.

Duties of a LAR

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