East Harwich, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

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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 »
Darlene J. Pitt
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Chatham, MA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(508) 945-3663 6H Munson Meeting Way
Chatham, MA 02633
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections, Elder and Juvenile
I am an Attorney who understands the needs of my clients. In my practice areas of estate planning, probate administration, residential real estate, and elder law, I work directly with each individual client to tailor my work to my client's particular legal needs. I am a small office of one, which means that you are always dealing with me directly and will always get timely representation and response from me. I put my clients first.
Susannah Brown
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West Dennis, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
9 Old Main Street
West Dennis, MA 02670
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Emory University School of Law
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)
(781) 829-6870 100 Schoosett Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
190 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Tracey Taylor
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Barnstable, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 362-3010 3206 Main Street
P.O. Box 45
Barnstable, MA 02630
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
I am a general practitioner with extensive experience in civil litigation matters.
David Callahan
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Hyannis, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 372-1200 100 Independence Drive
Hyannis, MA 02601
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts, Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court of the Commonwealth.

Attorney David L. Callahan has been practicing law for over ten years. His primary focus is domestic relations including divorce, custody, modification actions, child support, alimony, paternity, guardianship, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Having been involved in thousands of family law matters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he puts that experience to use in every case he handles. Attorney Callahan has litigated matters on behalf of people from every walk of life including fathers seeking to enforce their rights, members of the military, the LGBT...
(508) 372-1200 25 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184
(508) 372-1200 3 Allied Drive
Suite 303
Dedham, MA 02026
(508) 372-1200 400 Tradecenter Blvd.
Woburn, MA 01801
(508) 372-1200 20 Cabot Blvd., Suite 300
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 372-1200 1700 West Park Drive Suite 160
Westborough, MA 01581
Barnstable Town, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(508) 775-0244 76 W Main St
Barnstable Town, MA 02601
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Amber R. Cohen
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Plymouth, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 880-6677 385 Court Street
Suite 102
Plymouth, MA 02360
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Areas of practice: Adoption, Divorce, Child Support Modification, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Estate Litigation, Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons, Guardianship of Minors, Termination of Guardianship, Paternity, Restraining Orders, Debt Collection, Visitation/Custody Dispute, 93A Consumer Protection, and General Litigation Before co-founding Cohen Cleary, P.C., Attorney Cohen worked as associate counsel with Schonland & Associates, P.C. Attorney Cohen concentrates her legal practice in the areas of family law, probate and estates, guardianships of minors and incapacitated persons as well as civil litigation. Attorney Cohen is passionate about her work in representing those who are in need of legal representation, and strives...
(508) 880-6677 10 Commerce Way
Raynham, MA 02767
Michael S. Mehrmann
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Kingston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 585-3911 29 Main Street
Kingston, MA 02364
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
David Kiley Wilkinson
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(508) 316-9720 555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA 02740
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...
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street, Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
(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
Timothy P Horan
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 992-0630 32R Hillman Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Horan is a 2003 graduate from New England School of Law. He is the former Chief Investigator and Prosecutor at the Division of Professional Licensure's Health Care Fraud Unit. He represents clients in the following areas of law since 2004: Family Law - Divorce, Mediation, Separate Support, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianships, Personal Injury- Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Product Liabilities, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Real Estate. He is a member of the Bristol County Bar Association, and New Bedford Bar Association. He served on the Old Rochester Regional School...
Robert Setterbo
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(508) 316-9720 555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA 02740
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...
(781) 908-0551 350 Lincoln St. Suite 2400A
Hingham, MA 02043
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street
Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
Kim L. Chamberlain
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Kingston, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(781) 585-3911 29 Main Street
Kingston, MA 02364
Free ConsultationDivorce, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Lawrence Hale
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Sandwich, MA Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(508) 888-6700 141 Route 6A
Suite 3
Sandwich, MA 02563
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
See my website at www.halelaw.net
(508) 866-2900 128 Main Street
Suite 7
Carver, MA 02330
Mr. John Schuyler Keating
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Marshfield, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(617) 285-8113 84 Franklin Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
Divorce, Consumer, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Suffolk University
John, a.k.a. "Chip" (a nickname he's had since birth) is the principal of the Law Offices of John S. Keating, a general practice law firm in Marshfield, MA serving residents and business on Boston's South Shore. Chip is a graduate of Brown University (B.A., political science, 1985) and Suffolk University Law School (cum laude, 1993). Chip's practice includes divorce and family law (approximately 50% of the practice), civil litigation, real estate, landlord/tenant, wills and trusts, employment law, and consumer protection. Chip is an active member of the Marshfield community, having served in local office (in a...
Keith C. Elder
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Kingston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 585-4441 68 Evergreen Street
Suite 8E
Kingston, MA 02364
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Daniel James Larkosh
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Edgartown, MA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(508) 939-9500 20 Meshacket Road
PO Box 9000; PMB #193
Edgartown, MA 02539
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Family
Suffolk Univ Law School
Dan Larkosh's Summary Litigator and Trial Attorney since 1991. Successful Appellate Lawyer. Major metropolitan law firm experience. Mr. Larkosh has made thousands of courtroom appearances in California and Massachusetts. He has also successfully mediated dozens of complex divorces and drafted the judgments by mutual agreement. Dan Larkosh's Specialties: Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, Complex Divorce and Custody Cases, Criminal Defense, Appeals, Professional Liability Defense, Divorce Mediation. Schedule a confidential consultation: Located in Edgartown, Massachusetts and serving Cape Cod, the islands as well as all of Massachusetts, our lawyers concentrate in the areas of local municipal law, real estate law, business law, and family law. Our...
Mary Sullivan Esq.
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Vineyard Haven, MA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(508) 687-9929 87 Center St.
Box 1873 [mail]
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
General Practice including Litigation and Jury Trials. Real Estate, Divorce, Insurance, Probate, Immigration, Bankruptcy, Alimony Modification, Custody, Restraining Orders,Title Insurance, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Collections.
87 Center St.
Tisbury, MA 02568
Lauren G Klein
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Nantucket, MA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(508) 257-7999 PO Box 2042
Nantucket, MA 02584
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
New York University School of Law
As a litigator trained “in the trenches” at a well-regarded Wall Street firm, Attorney Lauren G. Klein possesses the familiarity with the law, attention to detail, and forceful powers of persuasion conducive to positive outcomes. In addition, her compassionate and thoughtful nature helps her clients – particularly those going through a divorce – navigate even the roughest of voyages. Ms. Klein received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1983. She served as the first law clerk for the Hon. Edward R. Korman...
Lynn Holdsworth
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Sagamore Beach, MA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(508) 833-1900 110 State Road, Suite 3
P.O. Box 1537
Sagamore Beach, MA 02562
Divorce, Animal, Domestic Violence and Family
Attorney Holdsworth's practice is focused primarily on business law, data security and privacy law, family law, and LGBT family law. She provides Limited Assistance Representation for clients in the Probate and Family Courts and also provides consultation services for legal issues related to education, children and mental health. Attorney Holdsworth is a 1997 graduate of Stetson University College of Law (magna cum laude). Prior to entering law school, she worked in the mental health field, counseling families, couples, groups and individuals. She has worked for community mental health facilities as well as hospitals and has developed two comprehensive community treatment programs...
Peter M. Dempsey
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Pembroke, MA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(781) 331-1500 196 Plain Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
Divorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Former assistant district attorney with 29 years of experience offers representation in personal injury, estate planning and administration, criminal defense and family law.
Sara J. Trezise Esq.
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Scituate, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 544-3905 5 Old Country Way
Scituate, MA 02066
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Suffolk University Law School
Nicholas R. Sylvia
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 717-7869 257 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Wareham Center, MA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(508) 291-3033 191 Main St
Wareham Center, MA 02571
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(508) 996-8291 388 County St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Municipal
New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(508) 993-4100 14 S 6th St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Wareham Center, MA Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(508) 295-7540 245 Main St
Wareham Center, MA 02571
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(508) 990-1077 63 Ash St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Smith Mills, MA Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(508) 999-6405 88 Faunce Corner Rd
Smith Mills, MA 02747
Divorce and Family
Pembroke, MA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(781) 826-8775 708 Washington Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
Divorce, Animal, Construction and Medical Malpractice
Middleborough Center, MA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 964-0070 47 E Grove St
Middleborough Center, MA 02346
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
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...
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
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(978) 744-9591 133 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970
Salem, 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...
Andover, Gloucester, Salem , Lynn Areas, MA 01810
Ruthanne Withers
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Attleboro, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
An associate with the firm and focuses her practice on domestic relations matters, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt, and modification cases. Attorney Withers graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in 2000 with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. After graduation she worked for two years as a litigation paralegal for a Washington, D.C., personal injury firm. She graduated with her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005 where she participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic. From 2005 through 2013 she was employed as a Staff Attorney at Community Legal Aid specializing...
Kristin Weberg
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Dedham, MA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(781) 952-0074 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Weberg has nearly a decade of experience as a zealous, no-stone-unturned advocate for people facing the toughest legal challenges. She provides detail-oriented, holistic counsel with a compassionate approach. Attorney Weberg has represented clients in thousands of matters and has tried both felony and misdemeanor cases before juries, including felony sexual assaults and serious bodily injury cases. She has experience handling all manner of charges, including homicide. As a trial lawyer, Attorney Weberg has extensively litigated a variety of legal issues, including eyewitness identification, coerced confessions, repressed memories, and search and seizure. While practicing in New Hampshire, Attorney Weberg provided...
(781) 952-0074 The Landmark Building
142 Main Street, Suite 213
Nashua, NH 03063
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...
Gabriel Cheong
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Quincy, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 250-8236 859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
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) 209-2230 75 Second Avenue
Suite 605
Needham, MA 02494
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
Robert Finlay
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Taunton, MA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(508) 884-6067 4 Court Street
Suite #108
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
I am originally from Houston, Texas but spent many formative years in New York State. I am a proud husband for the last 8 years and soon to be father of twins. I am an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoy fishing and kayaking. I originally went to law school thinking I would become a corporate lawyer in a large firm but found myself (through experience) wanting to help people one by one and be an independent attorney. I've been an independent for five years and have enjoyed every moment of it.
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
Josey Lyne Payne Esq.
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Rockland, MA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(781) 871-0257 Eleven Albion Court
Rockland, MA 02370
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
New England Law | Boston
Your Life | Your Lawyer. Attorney Josey Lyne Payne serves families in Southeastern Massachusetts. By having an attorney that associates with other legal professionals, there is no need to hire a multitude of lawyers. Attorney Payne can advocate for your family in many areas of law, providing the expertise needed as well as the personal contact most clients want and need.
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. ...
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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.

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