Divorce & Family Law

There are few experiences in life that are more stressful or more personal than going through a divorce. Choosing the right lawyer to assist you is critical. The experienced and dedicated attorneys at Monaghan Leahy have the skill and compassion to guide you through any divorce or family law matter.

Whether you are contemplating initiating a divorce, or have recently been served papers by your spouse, our attorneys know how difficult the experience is, both emotionally and financially, and we are prepared to lead you through the process. We will support you by helping you make informed decisions about what your options are and about choosing the right path to meet your objectives.

The attorneys at Monaghan Leahy can provide you with the legal expertise to help you achieve your goals. We offer a full range of services from full representation in court in contested matters to serving as your legal advisor in less adversarial matters, including preparing court forms for filing, dividing retirement assets, and drafting settlement agreements and judgments.

Mediation is another service we offer to parties contemplating a divorce. Mediation is a collaborative process whereby you and your spouse work together with a mediator to reach an amicable resolution. A mediator helps to facilitate communication between the parties and permits you to maximize your control over your divorce or post-divorce action. Our mediators are certified through an extensive mediation process training program and will work with you and your spouse to formalize a structured settlement agreement to be submitted to the Maine District Court when you initiate your divorce or post-divorce action.

With extensive experience in family law, our attorneys will advocate for your interest, whether in court or through the less adversarial route of mediation or private resolution. Monaghan Leahy attorneys are experienced and ready to assist you in the following areas of Family Law:

  • Divorce
  • Parental Rights and Responsibility
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Post-Divorce Modification
  • Port-Divorce Enforcement
  • Post-Divorce Motion for Contempt
  • Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements
  • Negotiating and Drafting Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Mediation


Cornelia S. Fuchs, Esq. – cfuchs@monaghanleahy.com