Family Law

Let Me Help With The Turmoil Of A Family Law Dispute

While few people want to get a divorce or go through another family law conflict, nobody can guarantee that it will never happen to them. When it does, it is natural for you to feel distressed. It can seem like your world has been turned upside down, with no way of making things right again.

At John W. Drake, Attorney At Law, I have been practicing family law in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, for more than 35 years. I understand the emotions involved can be very difficult to process, especially if children are involved. As your lawyer, I will help you gain control of the situation. I can help you with matters such as:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and parenting plans
  • Child support

My extensive experience in the field of family law will help you work toward a resolution that everyone involved feels comfortable with and meets their needs. Most parents want what is best for their children, and I will do everything possible to make sure your kids' well-being is a top priority.

Reaching A Financial Settlement

From a financial standpoint, I will protect your claim to the marital property, whether you have a prenuptial agreement, or must work out a financial settlement under Massachusetts law. Since Massachusetts is an "equitable distribution" state, you are entitled to a fair share of the property when you get divorced. Working out property division can be complicated, but I have the knowledge and skills needed to reach a good result.

Free Consultation

I offer free initial consultations to talk over your case. To schedule an appointment, please call my Northampton office at 413-358-4424. You can also get in touch via email.