Massachusetts Family Law
Full-Service Family Law Firm Serving Saugus & Greater Boston
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital or parental conflict, the Law Office of Jennifer L. Manning-Zoll can help. As an experienced and reputable Family Law practitioner, I have served families in the Saugus and Greater Boston area for 19 years. I provide legal services in all areas of Family Law including:
- Step-Parent & Co-Parent Adoption
- Child Custody & Parenting Time
- Child Support
- Modification & Contempt
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
- Restraining & Harassment Prevention Orders
I assist families with step-parent and co-parent adoptions. I handle the legalities of your adoption so that the process is as trouble-free as possible.
I will advise you on the alimony laws of the Commonwealth and your right to spousal support, if any.
Child Custody & Parenting Time
I will fight for your parental rights and a parenting plan that is in your child’s best interests.
I will ensure that you receive or pay the appropriate amount of support required.
With my direct and no-nonsense approach, I will protect your interests so that you and your family receive the best possible outcome from your divorce including an equitable division of assets and liabilities, child support payments and child custody rights.
In some cases, a parent is unable or unfit to care for his or her child. I can assist extended family members in obtaining guardianship of the child.
Modification & Contempt
Court Orders regarding child custody, support and parenting time do not change unless they are modified by the Court. If you experience a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify the current Court Order. If your ex-spouse or the other parent is not complying with a clear and unequivocal Court Order, I will fight for its enforcement on your behalf.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable and cost-effective results than litigation. I will facilitate an equitable and cost-effective divorce settlement between you and your spouse.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
I anticipate the unexpected and prepare pre-marital and postnuptial agreements that protect your interests, alleviating some of the stress and unknown should you ever divorce.
Restraining & Harassment Prevention Orders
If you are in fear of imminent serious bodily harm by a family member or are being harassed, I will seek a protective order on your behalf. If your spouse is seeking a restraining order to gain leverage in your divorce or custody case, I will zealously defend you.