Chelsea, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Jill MacDonald
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Free Consultation! Successful Divorce Law Advocacy Across Massachusetts!

I am a skilled and accomplished divorce attorney. I aggressively protect the rights and interests of those going through a divorce! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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At the Law Offices of Susannah L. Brown we specialize in Divorce and Family Law. Call us today for a free consultation.We have offices on the South Shore (Pembroke) and Cape Cod (West Dennis) Read More »
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

Mr. Shahrestani accepts individual, corporate, high-stakes, and high-conflict litigation and transactional matters. He offers clients passionate advocacy, clear and consistent communications, and true professionalism.
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Daniel C. Roache
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Free Consultation! Diligent Divorce & Family Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable Massachusetts divorce attorney. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results! Visit my website to see client reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation.
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Gabriel Cheong
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 273-5110 60 State Street
Suite 700
Boston, MA 02109
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) 209-2230 75 Second Avenue
Suite 605
Needham, MA 02494
(617) 250-8236 859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Suffolk University Law School
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.
Ismail Mohammed
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 532-1911 Suite 302
Boston, MA 02110
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Immigration
Massachusetts School of Law
Ismail Mohammed founded The Law Office of Ismail Mohammed in 2004 to offer legal services in the field of criminal defense and immigration in Boston, Massachusetts having earned his Juris Doctor degree from Massachusetts School of Law at Andover in 2000. It was from there that he became a bar advocate with the Middlesex Defense attorneys since 2005 representing mainly indigent clients. At the Law Office of Ismail Mohammed, we are passionate about representing all clients in criminal defense and immigration cases. We help families, individuals and companies with visa applications, green card applications, citizenship/naturalization and cancellation from deportation/removal...
Christopher DiBella
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 870-0907 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
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
(978) 327-5140 45 Osgood Street
Suite 302
Methuen, MA 01844
(781) 262-3338 127 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(617) 542-5542 One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
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 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
New England Law | Boston
Steven Charles Goldwyn
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
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
Howard Lewis
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
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
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Susan A. Fiore
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience

University of Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Robert DiLibero
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
500 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Massachusetts Probate Attorney and Family Law Lawyer: Robert DiLibero was raised in Providence, Rhode Island, before moving to Massachusetts to attend Boston University. As a child of the 60's, his academic path took a circuitous route with a year off to serve as a VISTA Volunteer on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, followed by nearly four years of service with the United States Army Security Agency with assignments to Bad Aibling, Germany, the National Security Agency, Cu Chi, Vietnam and Two Rock Ranch Station in Petaluma, California. He received a B.S. in English from Boston University after his military...
David Kiley Wilkinson
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street, Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
David K.Wilkinson is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and started his education when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States. He was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. David received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School and graduated in the top one-third of his class. Co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, David practices family law for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation...
(508) 316-9720 555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA 02740
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd., #214
Temecula, CA 92591
(949) 955-9155 18952 MacArthur Blvd. #305
Irvine, CA 92612
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive #625
San Diego, CA 92108
David Feldman
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(617) 227-0290 11 Beacon Street, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Practice limited to divorce, family law and divorce mediation.
Edward Krippendorf
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(617) 523-3500 2 Center Plz
#620
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Mildred N Phillips
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(617) 624-3800 Ten Post Office Square
8th floor
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Family and Immigration
Suffolk University Law School
General practice law office advising and representing consumers and businesses on general civil matters including consumer protection, family law, Social Security disability claims, tax audits and collections, immigration and naturalization law. At my office, you will be treated as a person and not as a case. You will be heard no matter how big or how small your case is. I personally handle every case that I agree to work on.
Jill MacDonald
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(617) 778-1000 529 Main St
#128
Boston, MA 02129
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
Suffolk University Law School
David Altman
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Daniel C. Roache
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(617) 778-1000 529 Main St
#128
Boston, MA 02129
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Boston University School of Law
David C Newton Esq.
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(617) 449-7441 71 Commercial St.
#57
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Boston University School of Law
The Newton Law Firm and attorney David C. Newton are proud to serve Greater Boston and the Boston's North Shore, offering a variety of legal services to help his clients and protect their rights. Description I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years. After serving honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, I graduated magna cum laude from State University of New York College at Brockport with a B.S. in Business and Economics. I then continued on to obtain my law degree cum laude from Boston University School of Law. After obtaining my law degree I worked as an associate at Goodwin...
(978) 995-2014 102 Bridge Road
Suite 2B
Salisbury, MA 01952
Robert Setterbo
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street
Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Robert Bradley Setterbo II, Esq.’s practice has focused on Family Law and Domestic Relations cases for approximately 7 years in Boston and New Bedford, MA. serving the counties of Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, and Barnstable. He has successfully handled Divorces, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Assets and Debt, Spousal Support (alimony), Child Support, Relocations, Grandparent Visitation, Restraining Orders, and many other issues. Robert has personally handled dozens of cases from intake, through law and motion, hearings and requests for temporary orders, short trials and long trials, post-judgment modification motions and requests for relief. He has the...
(508) 316-9720 555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA 02740
(781) 908-0551 350 Lincoln St. Suite 2400A
Hingham, MA 02043
Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience

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Christopher J Finn
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Saugus, MA Divorce Attorney
(781) 484-1066 539 Lincoln Avenue
Saugus, MA 01906
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Raised in Saugus, Massachusetts, on Boston’s north shore, Attorney Christopher J. Finn is proud to have established his law office in the town in which he grew up. Chris received his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School located in downtown Boston, with a Business Law and Financial Services Concentration with Distinction. He served on the Editorial Board of his law school’s Transnational Law Review and has won an award for his outstanding oral advocacy. Chris has appeared and successfully argued motions and trials in the District, Superior and Probate and Family Courts of the Commonwealth...
(781) 484-1066 400 TradeCenter Drive, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
Jeffrey Karp
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 621-7177 One Post Office Square
Suite 3600
Boston, MA 02109-3600
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Samuel W. Fern
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 525-6386 1 International Pl
18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationDivorce, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Cynthia Theresa Runge, Of Counsel
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 399-8751 171 Milk Street
Suite 400
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Whittier Law School
Cynthia began her legal practice in small law firms where she gained experience in real estate, landlord/tenant and worker's compensation law. She has also been involved in intellectual property matters for several area non-profits including a local museum library. From 2007-2010, Cynthia served as the Coordinator of Court & Divorce Mediation Services at Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge. Since that time, Cynthia's primary focus has been on family law, divorce mediation and juvenile law (care & protection/children requiring assistance matters). Cynthia's objective is to provide compassionate, realistic, and thorough legal representation so her clients transition into the...
Steven Eric Gurdin
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Divorce and Family
Albany Law School
Mr. Gurdin handles all types of family law cases and has over 20 years of legal experience. Mr. Gurdin has been recognized multiple times by Super Lawyers and has the highest ranking on the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory.
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
Barbara Drury
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(617) 542-5542 One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Barbara L. Drury is a family law and divorce attorney with over 10 years of experience. Ms. Drury has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” for the last 6 years.
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
Brandy Bustamante
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(617) 642-3787 27 School Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Wyckoff Nissenbaum
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Somerville, MA Divorce Attorney
(617) 410-6467 775 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The Law Office of Wyckoff Nissenbaum concentrates in Divorce and Family Law matters. Contact Wyckoff Nissenbaum to discuss your case specific situation.
Sean Alexander Doherty
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Somerville, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 284-3529 5 Middlesex Ave, Suite 400, 4th Floor
Somerville, MA 02145
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
I have represented thousands of clients in my decades as a trial attorney. I am here to zealously advocate for you whatever your legal need might be.
(877) 284-3529 709 Main Street
Millis, MA 02054
Scott D Kuhn
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney
(617) 876-6780 149 Cambridge St. 1st Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business and Criminal
Massachusetts School of Law
From Engineer to Business Manager to Entrepreneur to Technology Director and now Lawyer. Whatever your profession -- Whatever your situation -- I can understand and relate. Your first visit with me is free, so don't hesitate to call me to set up an appointment.
(413) 335-6274 Damon Rd
Northampton, MA 01060
Kevin V. Daley
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 492-0100 130 Bishop Allen Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
David A. Barrett
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(781) 738-4825 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Third Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce, Business and Construction
David A. Barrett is a Massachusetts civil litigation attorney with significant online legal marketing expertise and he boasts The World’s Largest LinkedIn Lawyer Network. Attorney Barrett’s blog “The LinkedIn Lawyer” has been featured by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the ABA Journal, and he presents on the topic for groups such as the Massachusetts Bar Association. In addition to building an online network of over fourteen million professionals and over two thousand attorneys, Attorney Barrett is a pragmatic problem solver and a careful attorney who has aggressively represented clients in business...
Kelly Ann Feeley
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 227-7222 100 State Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce, Family and Probate
Stanley Helinski
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney
(617) 314-7801 One McKinley Square
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Sabrina R. Bohun
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Lawyer
(781) 540-1264 2 Canal Park
5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141
Divorce
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 26 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...
(603) 681-9126 61 Spit Brook Road
Suite 407
Nashua, NH 03060
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...
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...
Peri S. Kutchin
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(781) 281-8960 12 Gill Street
Suite 1950
Woburn, MA 01801
Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Peri brings a unique set of qualities to her law practice as she pursued her law degree after raising two children and working in a family business as a Comptroller. She is a strong believer that her life experiences coupled with her financial background play an important role in advocating for her clients. Peri devotes a high level of personal attention and detail to each of her clients and understands that not all domestic relation issues occur between 9 and 5. Peri specializes in divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, restraining orders and abuse protection...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
#23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Family
Suffolk University Law School
My full-service law practice has assisted individuals and companies satisfy their personal and professional objectives through cost-efficient negotiation and litigation results. I have an expertise in the fields of business, construction, employment, real estate, personal injury law and criminal defense. I am a trial attorney skilled in both civil and criminal matters. I have successfully tried numerous cases, both to juries and to the bench. I provide a one-stop shop to residents of Boston and the surrounding areas. I have the skill and experience of a big Boston lawyer at suburban prices.
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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.