Passionate Legal Advocacy Helping Families in Eastern Massachusetts 
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Divorce Lawyers in Mansfield

Family Lawyers Serving Bristol County & Surrounding Areas

You deserve an attorney and law office you know has your best interests at heart. When your family and livelihood are on the line, extensive research and deliberation are necessary to make sure your interests are protected today and in the years to come.

Here at the Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC, we understand that each and every client we take on is unique. We'll never treat your case like "just another divorce," because, to us, every case is unique. We work with our clients one-on-one to develop comprehensive, personalized legal strategies tailored to their specific circumstances.

Founding attorney James Ostendorf has an AVVO rating of 9.3 Superb. He was also selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in both 2016 and 2018, an award bestowed to lawyers nominated by peers for exhibiting a high degree of professional achievement.

We know just how life-altering the outcome of family law cases can be. That's why we're committed to handling your case with compassion and care. You deserve outstanding legal representation—so don't settle for less.

Take control of your family law case today. Contact us online or via phone at (508) 593-1408 for a free consultation with our team.

Our Legal Services

The Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC focuses on a variety of cases. Here are just some of the types of cases we handle on a regular basis:

  • Divorce. We help clients manage both uncontested (amicable) and contested (non-amicable) divorces. We understand that divorces are stressful, time-consuming affairs. We'll help you understand Massachusetts divorce laws thoroughly so that you can move forward with confidence. We'll also fight for your rights in and out of the courtroom, so you can focus on what's important: you and your loved ones.
  • Child custody. For parents, the thought of losing custody of their child is devastating. We understand that the outcome of child custodycases often has significant ramifications on familial relationships and dynamics. If possible, we'll work with your ex and their attorney to negotiate a mutually beneficial custody arrangement. But if push comes to shove, we won't hesitate to fight for your parental rights in court.

  • Property division. A favorable property divisionjudgment may mean the difference between financial insecurity and stability. During a divorce, courts divide assets such as property, joint bank accounts, and debts between spouses. How your property division plays out directly affects your future, so it's essential to take property division seriously. We'll help you understand what assets qualify as separate and marital, so you know the possible outcomes for your case. Then, we'll help you work through the property division process in court.

  • Spousal support. Spousal support, or alimony, is a complex process that's affected by a wide variety of factors. For example, the length of your marriage and the outcome of your property division case can both have significant implications for your alimony judgment. Whether you're requesting alimony from an ex or paying it yourself, our attorneys have the experience to help you understand the alimony process more thoroughly.

  • Parental relocation. If you and your ex share custody of a child or children, parental relocationcan change family dynamics and custody arrangements significantly. We help parents on both sides of parental relocation cases understand the parental relocation process and proceed with relocation in a legally viable manner.
  • Paternity. Whether or not a child's father establishes paternitycan have significant legal ramifications. For example, paternal parents are obligated to pay child support if they aren't involved in their child's life as a custodial parent. Establishing paternity is also vital for a number of other reasons, such as establishing the father's medical history. We'll help you take the necessary steps to establish paternity for your child.
  • Post-judgment modifications. Life won't stay the same for you or your ex post-divorce. For example, let's say you land that dream job and no longer require child support. The only way to make sure your divorce decree accurately reflects your current circumstances is through a post-judgment modification. We'll help you file for post-judgment order modifications and tackle the court process.

  • Same-sex divorce and family law. Although the Massachusetts Commonwealth has long been a leader in LGBTQ+ issues, same-sex couples may still experience unique issueswhen navigating family law cases such as divorce. We'll work with you to help you understand how the state of Massachusetts approaches family law for same-sex couples.

  • Military divorce. Military veterans are subject to unique codes regulating divorce. If you're divorcing a military veteran or are a servicemember seeking a divorce, you need a family lawyer who knows Massachusetts military law.

  • Military veterans benefits. We can help you understand what benefits you're eligible for. We'll also help you file for those benefits, so you can try and ensure your service is adequately rewarded.

Experienced Attorneys Advocating For You

At the Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC, our attorneys help clients throughout Boston and eastern Massachusetts navigate family law matters. We relish the opportunity to put our wealth of legal experience to the test for our clientele, and we'd love to add you to our roster.

Make sure your case receives the care and compassion it deserves. Contact us online or via phone at (508) 593-1408 for a free consultation.

How We Ensure Our Lawyers Work For You, Not Your Money
At the Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC, we operate on a flat-fee pricing model. All our services have one clearly defined cost. That's it. When you work with us, you can kiss goodbye to worrying about hourly fees or hidden costs.

Dedicated to Client Satisfaction

Get to Know Us Through the Eyes of Our Clients
  • “He is extremely fair and reviews each case as a winner!”

    - Former Client
  • “Very professional and helpful.”

    - Barbara
  • “He really goes above and beyond for his clients.”

    - Matthew
  • “Helpful and reassuring!”

    - Former Client
  • “Excellent .. very informative.”

    - Former Client

What Makes Us Different?

High-Quality Representation from Start to Finish
  • We have a heavy litigation background & winning success record.
  • We offer a flat-fee service for all budgets.
  • We create personalized strategies to meet your needs.
  • We are accessible - when you hire us, you get us day or night.

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