Chelmsford, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Elissa Flanagan Magnant
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 513-8011 2 Meeting House Road
Suite 4
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationDivorce and Bankruptcy
Western New England College
Tameka Grantham
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(978) 341-5044 5 Fletcher Street
2nd Floor, Suite D
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
My practice is primarily focused on consumer bankruptcy, drunk driving defense, criminal defense, and family law. My goal is help you find justice whether you are experiencing financial difficulties, have been arrested and charged with a crime, or have some other legal problem. It can be intimidating talking to a lawyer, especially when it comes to personal matters. I understand that no two cases are alike and I work hard to develop creative strategies to help my clients achieve the best results possible.
Nancy A. Morency
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(978) 925-6041 1 Olde North Road
Suite 103
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Nancy A. Morency an attorney at Gallant & Ervin, LLC in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She specializes in all aspects of family law and litigation throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whether you are in just the initial stages of a divorce and need some questions answered or need an attorney to see you through to the end, Attorney Morency can assist you. With her knowledge, experience and compassion, Attorney Morency can effectively represent you in your divorce to help ease this difficult process. She also assists clients with custody and parenting time for unwed parents, child support/spousal support, as well as...
Brian T Akashian
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(978) 459-6320 One Courthouse Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, DUI and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Todd D. Beauregard
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Lowell, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 275-1919 25 Central Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Practice: Upon graduation from law school and having passed the Massachusetts Bar Examination in 1995, Attorney Beauregard joined the law firm of Palma Law Offices, P.C., in Lowell, Massachusetts. Attorney Beauregard opened his own practice in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2006, whose main office is located at 25 Central Street in Lowell, MA 01852. Since 2006, the firm has grown to meet the increased demand for experienced and ethical legal representation, with offices in Nashua, NH, North Andover, MA and Boston, MA. Attorney Beauregard is licensed to practice in all Massachusetts state courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the United States Federal Court...
Michael A. Manzi
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Lowell, MA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(978) 275-9255 177 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Manzi is a founding partner at Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, PC. located at 177 Market Street in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. He has been practicing in Massachusetts since 1996 and was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1997. His practice is primarily focused on Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Support. He has also dedicated a significant portion of his practice to defending individuals charged with criminal conduct. Attorney Manzi spent several years working as a Bar Advocate in Lowell District Court representing indigent defendants.

Attorney Manzi also helps clients with corporate start-up, wills, trusts and...
James D. Cormier
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Lowell, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 458-3580 755 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney James D. Cormier is a partner at Cormier & Cormier, LLP, a small firm in Lowell, Massachusetts specializing in criminal defense, family law (divorce, paternity, support, alimony, etc.), civil litigation, and estate planning. Attorney Cormier is a former Middlesex County trial prosecutor who now focuses his experience on aggressively defending clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Brad Pacheco
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Lowell, MA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(978) 937-7322 175 Central Street
Suite 215
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Attorney Brad M. Pacheco is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of New Hampshire. Attorney Brad M. Pacheco is a Graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Massachusetts and a Cum Laude graduate of Suffolk Law School, Boston, Massachusetts. The Law offices of Brad M. Pacheco are located at 175 Central Street, Suite 215, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852. Call the office at (978) 937-7322 to make an appointment with Attorney Brad M. Pacheco.
Sanjay Sankaran
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Lowell, MA Divorce Attorney
45 Merrimack Street
Suite 330
Lowell, MA 01852
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Christopher William Merwin
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Lowell, MA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(978) 970-1133 177 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Merwin grew up in rural Pennsylvania. He received his high school diploma from Redbank Valley High School, his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctorate of Juris Prudence from the Massachusetts School of Law.

Prior to following his dream and attending law school, Attorney Merwin was employed by the Clarion County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he developed his passion for law and established an understanding for the criminal system.

Attorney Merwin's areas of practice include, but are not limited to, Landlord/Tenant, Divorce, Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury.

Maxa Schutzbank Berid
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Lowell, MA Divorce Lawyer with 51 years experience
(978) 459-0396 327 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Divorce, Elder and Family
Brooklyn Law
Attorney David Paul LiBassi
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Lowell, MA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(978) 441-9339 321 Central St
Lowell, MA 01852
Divorce, Business and Estate Planning
Ellen Anna Wright
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 9 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...
Paul King
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(978) 851-5145 1501 Main St
#13
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
New England Law | Boston
George C. Malonis
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Dracut, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(978) 453-4500 14 Loon Hill Road
Dracut, MA 01826
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School and Boston University School of Law
George C. Malonis was educated at Suffolk Law School, Babson College (MBA) and Boston University (BA). He is licensed in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. George C. Malonis offers comprehensive, professional legal services with 20 years' experienced counsel and support staff.
Douglas Warren Sears
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(978) 376-7390 1445 Main St. Unit 5
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
My practice centers around my intent to help people through the legal challenges of everyday living.
Maureen Booth
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Dunstable, MA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(978) 649-0040 205 Pleasant Street
Dunstable, MA 01827
Free ConsultationDivorce, Asbestos, Business and Employment
New England Law | Boston
Annasophia Salvia
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Acton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(978) 264-0250 289 Great Road, Suite 101
Acton, MA 01720
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Anna Salvia concentrates her practice in all areas of domestic relations law, including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, modification, contempt, adoption, and grandparent visitation, as well as the handling of restraining orders. Prior to joining Harsip & Stuart, she gained valuable experience in these areas through internships with the Middlesex Probate and Family Court and the SERV Conciliation program as well as through her participation in the Suffolk University Law School Family Advocacy Clinic and in various pro bono programs with which she had the opportunity to work.
Jonathan Meidanis
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Billerica, MA Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(978) 294-9547 574 Boston Rd. #13
Billerica, MA 01821
Divorce, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Methodist University
Renee Lazar
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Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(978) 844-4095 4308 Thompson Farm
Bedford, MA 01730
Free ConsultationDivorce, Employment, Family and Military
Massachusetts School of Law
Renee Lazar, Esq., a licensed Massachusetts attorney, offers quality Family legal services to Massachusetts residents and others who must appear in Massachusetts Courts. She practices Family Law, so her focus is on your Divorce, Custody, Parenting Plans, Guardianships of Minors and Adults, Grandparent Visitation, Child Support, and other Family Law issues. A caring attorney, Ms. Lazar provides her personal attention to every case, no matter how small.

Believing that everyone should be able to obtain legal services, Ms. Lazar's practice focuses on the needs of people of "modest means" - typically, those whose incomes put pro bono and subsidized legal...
Waino Walker Kangas
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West Concord, MA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(978) 369-0001 9 Damonmill Square
West Concord, MA 01742
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Arnold & Kangas, P.C. is a full-service law firm with offices in the historic Damonmill Square building in Concord, Massachusetts. Since Thomas B. Arnold and Jeanne S. Kangas founded our law firm in 1984, we have prided ourselves on delivering superior, cost-effective legal services to clients in Middlesex County. While we do not handle every type of case, we have experience and are knowledgeable about the types of cases we do handle, such as Probate & Family Court cases, criminal defense, estate planning, and general civil litigation. As a result of the firm's expertise and success, it has been awarded an...
Katherine E Thomas
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Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 346-3805 110 Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Patrice Brymner
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Acton, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(978) 393-1833 5-B Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Lillian J. LaRosa
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 37 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...
Miguel Nieves
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 18 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...
Amy Beth Baron
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 18 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...
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/
Matthew Barach
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 209-7080 40 Speen Street, Suite 205
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Matthew Barach is a seasoned family law and divorce lawyer serving clients throughout Framingham, MA. He offers counsel for same-sex divorce, child custody, paternity, and various other legal issues. Attorney Barach holds a 9.3 Superb Avvo Rating and 20+ years of proven experience. It is Attorney Barach’s goal to resolve his clients’ cases in an efficient manner so that they can move forward with their lives. He is well-versed in all the laws surrounding divorce and similar cases and uses this insight to benefit his clients’ situations. Attorney Barach is also familiar with local judges, giving him an insider perspective...
Miriam G. Altman
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Lexington, MA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(781) 862-4448 57 Bedford Street, Suite 106
Lexington, MA 02420
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Georgetown University Law Center
Miriam G. Altman concentrates her legal practice in divorce and family law matters. Following her admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985, she represented individuals in matrimonial law cases and civil litigation at the Boston law firm of Sherburne, Powers & Needham, PC, now known as Holland & Knight, LLP. As a partner, she served as chair of the firm’s family law department. In 2002, she established the predecessor firm to Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, PC, in Lexington, MA.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Altman received a BA from Barnard College, magna cum laude, and a JD degree, cum...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
Ste 23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Massachusetts Award Winning Attorney Richard Mucci is the founder of Winchester MA based Law Offices of Richard Mucci. Attorney Mucci is an experienced litigation lawyer who understands all facets of business, civil litigation and criminal defense. His law firm has strong expertise in employment law, personal injury, real estate law, divorce, estate planning, criminal law and construction law to name a few.

Knowing that clients, like patients, rarely have just one issue, Attorney Mucci is able to move seamlessly among diverse practice areas. Ahead of the curve, the Law Offices of Richard Mucci provides a one-stop shop to the surrounding...
Christopher DiBella
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Burlington, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 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...
Phil A. Taylor
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Stoneham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(781) 438-7100 2 Main Street, Suite 325
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Collections and Family
New England Law | Boston
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 569-5840 18 Commerce Way
Suite 1650
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University
Barbra I. Black has been practicing law for over twenty five years and is a founding member and the managing partner of Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC. Attorney Black was a former partner at the Boston, MA law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where she practiced for over eight years in the firm's Divorce and Family Law group. Prior to that, she was a solo practitioner for several years, focusing her practice in the area of domestic relations litigation.

Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce & family law in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Attorney Black...
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Wellesley Hills, MA Divorce Lawyer with 21 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 is a partner at Fitch Law Partners LLP where he represents clients in a broad range of divorce, family law and probate litigation matters. Mr. Soilson is the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). He serves as a certified divorce mediator, family law arbitrator, trained conciliator and court-approved parenting coordinator - often in an effort to reduce the negative impact of high-conflict litigation on children of divorce and separation. Volunteering and providing leadership in organizations that...
Nicole K Socci
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Partner at boutique law firm concentrating in domestic relations practice, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, alimony, child support, paternity/parentage, child custody and post-divorce matters. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
Scott F Bocchio
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lawrence, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(855) 254-7841 354 Merrimack Street
Suite 331
lawrence, MA 01843
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Criminal and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Scott F. Bocchio, Attorney at Law operates a full service law firm that delivers high-quality legal representation to individuals and businesses. While Attorney Bocchio specializes in Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant, Consumer, and Criminal. Attorney Bocchio provides personalized attention to each case and strives to provide the best for each and everyone of his clients. Attorney Bocchio takes the time to keep his clients appraised of each step of their case and “promptly” answers your questions throughout your representation.

If you are looking for a lawyer, Attorney Bocchio can meet your legal needs. Serving Essex, Middlesex, Plymouth Counties. Contingent Fees, Monthly...
Eric Schutzbank Esq
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 655-4282 800 Turnpike Avenue
Suite 304
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Eric Schutzbank has over twenty years of experience practicing family, probate and criminal law. He represents individual clients, is trained for mediation, and also practices Collaborative Law. Eric is appointed by the Probate & Family Courts in Massachusetts as a Guardian Ad Litem and to represent children. He handles all facets of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt actions, guardianships and parenting plans. Eric is also admitted to practice in New Hampshire, where his sole area of practice is in domestic relations matters. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan...
Georgiana Betses LaFortune
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North Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 475-6177 575 Turnpike Street
Suite 10
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Helpful, Informative, Experienced Attorneys with Answers and Information Practice includes the litigation and mediation of all areas of divorce and family law including prenuptial agreements, child custody, alimony, modifications, divorce, separate support, and marital agreements. Practice also includes estate planning and probate of estates. Typical estate plans include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. All representation is personalized for the client's needs and particular circumstances. Every case is unique and every case's factual and emotional details are considered in order to provide the optimal service to every client.
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
New England Law | Boston
Robert Paul Luber
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Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 224-1190 300 Brickstone Square
Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Robert Luber has a sincere passion for practicing family law and has experience with many different types of divorce cases including high-conflict divorce, contested and uncontested divorce. He has also represented many clients with child custody, paternal actions, modifications, contempt, and equity actions. Mr. Luber is proud to have helped many clients navigate the complex matters and difficulties they often faced when attempting to resolve legal issues when emotions prevail and compromise seems impossible to come by. In addition, he is a strong advocate for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is Certified as...
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Considering divorce?

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.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.