Gardner, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Kirsten Anne Rostedt
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Westminster, MA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(978) 870-7422 P.O. Box 710
Westminster, MA 01473
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
Edwin H Howard II
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Fitchburg, MA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(978) 627-4155 154 Prichard St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Danielle A. Thomason
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Leominster, MA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(978) 696-1079 588 Main Street, rte 13
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
David Allen LaPointe
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Winchendon, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(978) 297-2390 518 Central Street
Winchendon, MA 01475
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Nicholas Carbone
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Fitchburg, MA Divorce Attorney with 6 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...
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 34 years experience
(978) 343-4856 444 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Fitchburg, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(978) 348-2560 350 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Fitchburg, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(978) 348-2222 76 Summer St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Divorce and Family
Leominster, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 512-1256 156 Hamilton Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce
Ellen Anna Wright
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 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...
Julia Rueschemeyer
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Amherst, MA Divorce Attorney with 28 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,...
Kristin Weberg
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Dedham, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 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...
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Southborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(508) 655-5980 9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
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.
Howard Lewis
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 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
Miriam G. Altman
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Lexington, MA Divorce Attorney with 35 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...
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 28 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...
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...
Allan Baron
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N. Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 40 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/
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 Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Scott F. Bocchio, focuses in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal, Consumer and Social Security Disability Law.

Attorney Bocchio has been a practicing attorney since 2007. Legal Rights Advocates 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...
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...
William O'Neil
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East Longmeadow, MA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(413) 224-2694 280 N. Main St.
Ste. 6
East Longmeadow, MA 01103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
William O’Neil has practiced law in the greater Springfield area for 32 years. He specializes in criminal defense of major crimes. Attorney O’Neil also has experience in advising his clients on estate planning, will drafting, and probate matters. He has defended hard working citizens who have been harassed by debt collectors by defending them in court against those creditors and in filing for bankruptcy protection. Receiving compassionate legal advice from our experienced professionals will prevent you from getting lost in the corporate shuffle.
Edward Krippendorf
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Westwood, MA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Edward Krippendorf, a partner at Eisenstadt, Krippendorf, and Galvin, has years of experience helping clients in need of legal help. He focuses his practice in Criminal Defense and Family Law, areas in which he prides himself on the outcomes that he gets for his clients.

As a seasoned criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Krippendorf vigorously defends his clients in District and Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts as well as the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. He handles all range of criminal cases from Misdemeanors in District Court, to Felonies carrying a potential life sentence in Superior Court. He is noted as being...
Marlene Shiner
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Newton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(617) 921-6736 300 Washington Street
Suite 308
Newton, MA 02458
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Cornell University, Osgoode Hall Law School and Harvard Law School
About Marlene

Thoughtful and thorough, Marlene has honed her professional acumen and her client-centric style by succeeding in some of the most impressive educational and professional environments. Marlene is a licensed attorney in the United States and Canada and, in addition to her J.D., earned her J.S.D. (equivalent to a PhD in Law) from Cornell Law School. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of divorce on parents and their children and on what to do with the family home upon divorce.

Marlene is uniquely qualified to deal with any type of divorce or family law scenario. She is credentialed in mediation...
John D. Keeton Jr.
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Westborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 49 years experience
14 South Street
2nd Floor
Westborough, MA 01581
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.
Christopher DiBella
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Burlington, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 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...
Anthony J. Luzzo
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(508) 798-8000 446 Main Street
Suite 1510
Worcester, MA 01608
Divorce and DUI
New England Law | Boston
As a lifelong resident of Worcester County, Attorney Anthony J. Luzzo remains active in numerous community organizations and activities. In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Accounting and Finance from Bentley University. He earned his law degree from The New England School of Law in Boston in 2008.

Following law school, Anthony was employed by a major Boston law firm where he focused on complex medical malpractice and product liability defense. He returned to Worcester to concentrate on the representation of individuals instead of corporations and government institutions.

In 2012, Anthony founded Revelli & Luzzo, P.C....
Mr. Robert W Kovacs Jr.
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(508) 926-8833 131 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Divorce, 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.
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(781) 536-5830 2 Summer Street
Suite 19
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School and Syracuse University
Attorney Gabrielle L. Denby founded The Denby Law Office, P.C. in October 2015, and represents clients in all areas of Family Law & Divorce Litigation, Probate and Estate Planning, and LGBTQ/Same-Sex/Non-Traditional Law in Natick, Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Area.

?While Gabrielle is a trial attorney and zealously represents clients in litigating divorce, complex and high-asset divorce, modification, contempt, custody, separate support, and paternity/parentage actions, she always aims to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation. Gabrielle is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaboration. Consequently, Gabrielle enters each case with the mindset of a negotiator so as to assist...
Kelly M. Neumann Esq.
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(800) 525-6386 800 Boylston St
16th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
Divorce, Family, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Kelly M. Neumann who is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan received a dual major in Criminal Justice and Political Science at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan and received her Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.

Neumann has worked with Boston City Counsel's Legislation Department, the Trial Division of the Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts and at an Insurance Defense Law firm. She also ran the Tort and Workers Compensation Department at one of the biggest personal injury law firms on the East Coast.

Neumann has successfully settled a personal injury matter for over $9 million,...
Gabriel Cheong
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Needham, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 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.
David Feldman
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 43 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.
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.
Douglas R. Peterson
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East Longmeadow, MA Divorce Lawyer
(413) 525-3222 280 North Main Street Suite 7
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Pennsylvania Law School
I have been providing legal services for your personal, family and professional needs in the metropolitan Springfield area and beyond for over 25 years concentrating in estate planning, elder law, estates and probate, divorce and family law and real estate. For many years I volunteered as board member and counsel for the local area agency on aging and received their distinguished service award. I continue to volunteer my time for consultations to needy elders at local senior centers and speak frequently at senior centers and other community organizations and non profit groups on elder law, estate planning and family law...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 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...
Daniel C. Roache
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(617) 577-0220 189 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Boston University School of Law
Dan Roache has been Of Counsel to the Bellotti Law Group, P.C. for many years. Prior to coming to Bellotti Law Group, he practiced in Boston, Massachusetts. His practice is focused in the area of Family Law. Over the past twenty-five years, Dan has practiced before the Probate Courts of Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable and Worcester counties.

Thoroughly knowledgeable in the family law process, Dan has handled numerous complex family law matters involving contested custody cases, child removal matters, business valuations, support and alimony matters, forensic evaluations and complex tracing issues concerning assets of mixed character. He has tried...
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...
Elizabeth K. Halloran
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(508) 425-6330 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
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 Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, Ms. Halloran practiced in a general practice in Leominster, focusing on both Criminal Defense and Family Law matters. 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...
Mandy M. Hebert
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 692-9151 340 Main Street Suite 302
Worcester, MA 01609
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
The legal process can be overwhelming and intimidating. I strive to provide calm through the legal storm. As an experienced family law litigator, I work diligently to meet all of your legal needs including all aspects of divorce proceedings, child custody issues, restraining orders, child support, alimony, modifications and contempts. When clients work with me, they know they will get an aggressive attorney who will fight for their rights, while meeting their needs with sensitivity. I help the legal process make sense. I attended college at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and...
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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.