Ashby, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Ellen Anna Wright
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer

ELLEN ANNA WRIGHT is the Senior Attorney at Wright Family Law Group in Tewksbury specializing in all aspects of Family Law. She is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Greater Lowell Bar... Read More »
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Steve Morte
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Over 35 years experience in divorce & family law matters. Free case evaluation.

Mr. Morte is a second-generation trial attorney; his father was a well-known trial attorney and the founding partner of DiBuono, Morse & Morte. In private practice since 1987, Stephen Morte and the... Read More »
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Danielle A. Thomason
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Winchendon, MA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(978) 297-7005 P.O.Box 14
Winchendon, MA 01475
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Edwin H Howard II
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Fitchburg, MA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(978) 627-4155 154 Prichard St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Nicholas Carbone
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Fitchburg, MA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(978) 987-6163 625 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney Carbone focuses his practice on Criminal and Civil Litigation. Prior to forming Boyle & Carbone, P.C., Attorney Carbone worked as an associate for a Worcester law firm focusing on Family Law and Criminal Defense, as a prosecutor in District Attorney Joseph Early’s Office and also served as an intern for the Honorable Judge Timothy Hillman in the United States District Court. Attorney Carbone possesses experience and an excruciating work ethic that is evident in all cases that he works on. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as in the United States District...
Kirsten Anne Rostedt
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Westminster, MA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(978) 870-7422 P.O. Box 710
Westminster, MA 01473
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
John Lawrence Roncone III
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Leominster, MA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(978) 534-2444 142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
New England Law | Boston
Attorney John L. Roncone, III. (Jay), began his practice of law in 1991 after graduating from Gettysburg College (PA) and the New England School of Law (Boston, MA). He has practiced primarily in the areas of: personal injury (auto accidents, dog bites, slip and fall), criminal defense (assault, DWI/OUI, drug charges, etc.), litigation, real estate and family law (divorce, child support, restraining orders, adoption, etc.). He has extensive experience representing clients in the various District Courts, Probate and Family Courts, Superior Courts, and Federal Courts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has also successfully represented parties in numerous arbitration and...
Elizabeth K. Halloran
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Leominster, MA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(978) 534-2444 142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Probate
New England Law | Boston

Elizabeth K. Halloran, Associate Attorney with the firm concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, personal injury, litigation and real estate. Ms. Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior to joining the Roncone Law Offices, PC, Ms. Halloran was a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior Courts. Just prior to joining the firm, she was responsible for prosecuting domestic violence related crime(s.) She has...
David Allen LaPointe
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Winchendon, MA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(978) 297-2390 518 Central Street
Winchendon, MA 01475
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Maureen Booth
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Dunstable, MA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(978) 649-0040 205 Pleasant Street
Dunstable, MA 01827
Free ConsultationDivorce, Asbestos, Business and Employment
New England Law | Boston
Karli S. Fernandez-Fontaine
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Leominster, MA Divorce Attorney
(978) 870-4045 305 Whitney Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce, Animal, Family and Juvenile
Michael Richard Taylor
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Leominster, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 537-3500 19 Water Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Fitchburg, MA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 348-2560 350 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Fitchburg, MA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(978) 343-4856 444 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Fitchburg, MA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(978) 348-2222 76 Summer St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Divorce and Family
Groton, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 448-2806 42 Sheple Ln
Groton, MA 01450
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Real Estate
Leominster, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 512-1256 156 Hamilton Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce
Groton, MA Divorce Attorney
(978) 448-6400 491 Main Street
Suite D
Groton, MA 01450
Divorce
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
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Andover, Gloucester, Salem , Lynn Areas, MA 01810
Andover, Gloucester, Salem , Lynn Areas, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers and Suffolk University Law School
"HIS PERSEVERANCE IN WORKING TOWARD A SETTLEMENT, EVEN WHEN IT INITIALLY APPEARED THAT THERE COULD BE NO RESOLUTION, PAID OFF FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. MY CLIENT WAS VERY PLEASED"—R. P., Esq., Attorney for plaintiff.

As a Divorce Mediator, Anthony uses his experience and training to help you and your spouse identify primary interests, then resolve issues around the primary interests.
Anthony’s formal training includes graduating from two prestigious programs - the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation and Negotiation Workshops and the Advanced Training at the Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington, D.C.
In 2018, he was invited...
(978) 744-9591 133 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970
Ellen Anna Wright
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(978) 851-2291 1445 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
ELLEN ANNA WRIGHT is the Senior Attorney at Wright Family Law Group in Tewksbury specializing in all aspects of Family Law. She is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Greater Lowell Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She has been recognized by the Client Securities Board for her pro bono contributions was recently recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the top 10 family law attorneys in 2017. She is a volunteer conciliator for the Middlesex County Bar Association. She is a graduate of Salem State College...
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 655-5980 160 Speen St. Suite 202
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
Boston University
Using knowledge and training to find fair solutions that help bring an END to disputes. We are a FAMILY that helps other families resolve CONFLICT.
Allan Baron
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N. Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive
Suite A
N. Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
I am a Divorce Attorney, Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. I have a practical view of the world and I am committed to providing cost effective legal problem solving services. Attorney Profile: http://www.baronlawmediation.com/bios/attorney-allan-baron/
Lillian J. LaRosa
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
3 Baldwin Green Common, Ste. 207
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Personal Injury, Probate and Workers' Comp
American University Washington College of Law
Probate Court practice including litigqation and administration of estates. including will and account contests and appointment of personal representative contests divorce and custody including guardianship of minors, and preparation and reviewing real estate and purchase and sale agreements, preparing petitions for license to sell,real estate and petitions to partition land in common. I have been a Conciliator with the Middlesex County Bar Association program for several years, I am a Court appointed Guardian Ad Litem category D on, Probate Accounts including Estates and Conservatorships, and Custody and Visitation Guardian ad litem . Our...
Richard E. Clark Esq.
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Newburyport, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(603) 431-0009 Attorneys At Law
79 State Street (non-mailing)
Newburyport, MA 01950
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Clark is a New Hampshire seacoast native. Mr. Clark focuses his practice in personal injury, auto accidents, spinal, neck & back injuries, DWI, criminal matters, divorce, business law and civil litigation.

Attorney Clark has successfully achieved millions of dollars in injury awards.

He is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Mr. Clark completed DWI Trial Defense training at Harvard Law School. Attorney Clark was a private criminal contract defense attorney appointed to the Newburyport District Court from 2008-2012. He is certified in criminal defense representation by the Commonwealth of MA, Essex County Bar Advocates. Attorney...
(603) 431-0009 Attorneys At Law
2425 Lafayette Road, Suite 4
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 749-2111 Attorneys At Law
130 Central Avenue - (non-mailing)
Dover, NH 03820
Gabriel Cheong
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Needham, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 209-2230 75 Second Avenue
Suite 605
Needham, MA 02494
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
I opened my boutique law firm focusing on divorce and family law, wills and trusts, and estate planning in an effort to help Boston area residents navigate the challenges that life throws at them. I'm an advocate for civil divorces and for lifetime planning. With my office located in Quincy, MA, I help clients in the Boston Metro area, primarily in Suffolk County, Middlesex County and Norfolk County Massachusetts.
(617) 273-5110 60 State Street
Suite 700
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 250-8236 859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Howard Lewis
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Howard Lewis is a nationally recognized trial attorney that has successfully litigated and brought to verdict over 100 jury trials and over 200 bench trials. Throughout the last two decades of his career, Howard Lewis has represented parties in local and state courts throughout the United States. He believes in personal service and commitment to clients and strives each day to make that a priority. *Voted top divorce attorney in Northeast 2011- 2015 by Arrive Magazine, Superb Rating of 10.0 by Avvo 2011 -2016, and SuperLawyer 2013 -2016. Website: http://HowardLewisLaw.com
8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
Miguel Nieves
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street, Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Since his admission to the bar in Massachusetts in 2001, Miguel A. Nieves has earned a strong reputation for helping people facing domestic relations issues throughout southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has successfully and compassionately guided clients through all aspects of the divorce process as well as post-divorce issues.

Attorney Nieves uses patience and practicality when devising a strategy to meet the goals of those he represents. He is adept at handling matters inside and outside the courtroom. Although his goal is to resolve matters short of trial, Attorney Nieves has had numerous successful jury and bench trials throughout his...
Julia Rueschemeyer
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Amherst, MA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(413) 253-7484 409 Main St, Ste 126
Amherst, MA 01002
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Getting divorced and resolving family law issues involves transitions that are not easy. I am an experienced divorce mediator and family lawyer, and I will guide you through these transitions with compassion, treating you and your concerns with respect. We will work together, one issue at a time, to create solutions that work for you and your family and ensure that the focus stays on the healthiest process and outcome for you and your children. I use only non-adversarial processes—mediation, collaborative law divorce, and out-of-court negotiations—which emphasize open, respectful communication. These methods of reaching agreements avoid the high costs,...
(413) 885-9338 75 Market St, Floor 3
Springfield, MA 01103
Mr. Robert W Kovacs Jr.
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 443-4864 131 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am dedicated to working with individuals to work through hardships that life sometimes brings. Our firm handles consumer bankruptcy, family law and injury cases. Many people, through no fault of their own, have debt that overwhelms their life. Bankruptcy is one option that may end this burden. Others face hardships in life at the end of a relationship or injuries and I am there to help through these difficult times to ensure your rights are protected.
George Papachristos
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Milton, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 328-7100 500 Granite Ave
#6
Milton, MA 02186
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
Oran Kaufman
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Amherst, MA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(413) 256-1575 417 West Street
Suite 110
Amherst, MA 01002
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Family
I graduated from Washington University in 1985 and obtained my J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 1988. I clerked for the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1988-1989 and in 1989 began practicing as an attorney with Burres Fidnick and Booth. I became a partner at what then became Burres Fidnick Booth and Kaufman in 1996. In 2004, after 15 years of working with my law partners I decided to start a solo practice. Since 1989 my practice has concentrated in the area of domestic relations. This includes divorces, paternities, divorce modifications, work with non-traditional families,...
William M. Driscoll Esq.
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(978) 846-5184 119 Drum Hill Road #381
Chelmsford, MA 01824-1505
Divorce, Appeals, Criminal and Family
New England Law | Boston
I focus my law practice on topics I enjoy, appellate litigation and gun law. People who like what they do go that extra mile. This is what my statewide and nationwide clients experience. Every client receives my personal attention. I am proud to offer approachability, attention to detail, and quality of service. Appellate litigation requires superior analytical skills. The tenacity to examine a problem from all angles. I strive for a complete answer, not a fast answer, because that is what the appellate court asks of me. After all, my client's appeal is their last resort to ensure our...
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 820-3000 188 Concord Street, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Elena Tsizer graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% of her class and, then, earned her Master of Laws degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University. After graduation from law school, she had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, where she conducted research on complex legal issues, wrote legal memoranda, drafted decisions, findings of fact, and conclusions of law while working under close supervision of the Justices. ...
Christopher DiBella
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Burlington, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 262-3338 127 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Everyone deserves committed legal representation, and Attorney Christopher DiBella has dedicated his legal career to exceeding clients' expectations in every case. The first of his family to attend college, he proceeded to graduate from law school with honors. Since opening DiBella Law Offices, P.C. in 2004, he has earned numerous awards. He was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2017, and has been awarded "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also has been named "Rising Star" by Boston Magazine – an honor achieved by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the...
(978) 258-7600 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
(617) 870-0907 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
(978) 327-5140 45 Osgood Street
Suite 302
Methuen, MA 01844
Amy Beth Baron
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive Suite A
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
I am an Attorney, Mediator and Registered Nurse. My company is Baron Law & Mediation, LLP - http://www.baronlawmediation.com. Our practice areas include divorce/family law, estate/small business planning and advice/consultation services. We provide our clients with mediation, litigation, or general representation services along with divorce financial analyst services. I have been an Attorney for 12 years and a Registered Nurse for 21 years. I have pursued my education and training becoming a Certified Case Manager in 2005 and a Certified Nurse Life Care Plannner in 2004. I have also undergone the requisite training to practice...
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Wellesley Hills, MA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Divorce and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Jeffrey A. Soilson specializes in large-asset divorce and high-conflict custody cases. As a partner at Fitch, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) (President-Elect of the MA-AAML), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), Mr. Soilson brings more than 20 years of experience to his cases. Whether litigating a child custody battle and issues over alimony, or mediating a divorce and allocating child-related college expenses, Mr. Soilson is committed to helping people resolve their family matters in a cost-effective, child-centric and dignified manner. For his hard work, Mr. Soilson has earned...
(617) 542-5542 One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Jason Carrozza
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Medway, MA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 803-1333 201 Village Street, Suite D
Medway, MA 02053
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Jason M. Carrozza is a partner and founder of Family Legal Partners, P.C. Attorney Carrozza was previously the owner of Carrozza Law Office, P.C., a law firm which also focused on family law and estate planning. In 2014, Jason was selected as a Massachusetts Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers and Boston Magazine. Attorney Carrozza graduated from New England Law with magna cum laude honors. Admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Courts, he is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Attorney Carrozza has been certified to accept trial level state intervention assignments for the Children and...
(508) 803-1333 2 Master Drive, Suite 4
Franklin, MA 02038
Patricia S. Fernandez
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North Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Yale Law School
Concentrating in domestic relations practice since 1986, Pat handles divorces, modifications, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and paternity issues. She provides mediation, arbitration and conciliation services. She is certified as an arbitrator through the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a Certified Financial Litigator through the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators. She also has served as Receiver, Trustee, Conciliator, Discovery Master and Guardian Ad Litem through appointments by the Probate and Family Court. Pat employs her extensive experience to craft intelligent solutions to clients’ problems and to guide clients towards realistic goals. While aiming to resolve matters in...
Erin Whelan Pennock
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Belmont, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 489-2288 83 Leonard Street
Suite 6
Belmont, MA 02478
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Erin Whelan Pennock is an experienced attorney who has a wide range of experience in matters relating to family law and alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Pennock focuses her practice primarily in the areas of family law, specifically divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements, post-divorce matters involving child custody, visitation, child support, retirement division and alimony. Clients appreciate her compassion and ability to connect with them during a difficult time. Attorney Pennock works with her clients and opposing counsel to create creative solutions to the complicated situations that can arise in the midst of a divorce or child-related dispute. She devotes...
Marcia J. Mavrides
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(617) 723-9900 160 State Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Marcia Mavrides has been a family law attorney for over 30 years. She has offices in Quincy and Boston. Her areas of practice include divorce, separation, custody, visitation/parenting plans, child support/college expenses, alimony, income attribution, asset division, parental relocation, paternity, grandparents rights, guardianships, modifications, contempt proceedings, restraining orders and mediation. She owes her success to her ability to work closely with each client, helping them toward a comprehensive and clear understanding of the legal process and its impact on their lives. Her goal is to work toward a fair resolution that provides clarity and predictability for her clients long after...
21 McGrath Highway
Suite 402
Quincy, MA 02169
Lauren Popovitch
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney
(617) 863-7847 2294 Massachusetts Avenue 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Albany Law School
Popovitch Law LLC practices Divorce and Family Law at the highest level of skill, knowledge, and experience. Lauren Popovitch is a premier Boston Divorce and Family Lawyer with a reputation for excellence and a strong record of success. Lauren Popovitch is committed to achieving the best outcome for you and your family.
John D. Keeton Jr.
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Northborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 48 years experience
P.O. Box 146
Northborough, MA 01532
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Employment
New England Law | Boston
For over 40 years, I have been a trial attorney, mediator, and conciliator in the Massachusetts and federal courts. I am admitted to practice in the trial and appellate Massachusetts and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. I am the principal and founder of Mass Mediators, which was established by a team of trained and experienced attorney mediators and retired Massachusetts Trial Court Judges.
14 South Street
2nd Floor
Westborough, MA 01581
14 Havard Street
Worcester, MA 01545
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

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