Hopedale, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Anthony J. Luzzo
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Melanie Soloman
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Milford, MA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(508) 808-4944 14 South Bow Stret
Milford, MA 01757
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Ira Yellin
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(508) 528-8885 693 E. Central Street
Suite 201
Franklin, MA 02038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
New England Law | Boston
Law Offices of Ira C. Yellin, LLC, a Massachusetts law firm with offices in Franklin, has served the community for 30 years. We serve the communities of Franklin, Bellingham, Attleboro, N. Attleboro, Foxboro, Medway, Milford, Millis, Norfolk, Wrentham, and surrounding areas. We dedicate ourselves to seeing clients successfully work through complicated and challenging legal issues. We are readily available to assist you with your most urgent and pressing legal needs.
Jason Carrozza
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Medway, MA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(508) 803-1333 201 Village Street, Suite D
Medway, MA 02053
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Jason M. Carrozza is a partner and founder of Family Legal Partners, P.C. Attorney Carrozza was previously the owner of Carrozza Law Office, P.C., a law firm which also focused on family law and estate planning. In 2014, Jason was selected as a Massachusetts Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers and Boston Magazine. Attorney Carrozza graduated from New England Law with magna cum laude honors. Admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Courts, he is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Attorney Carrozza has been certified to accept trial level state intervention assignments for the Children and...
Stephen F McDonough Esq.
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Norfolk, MA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 359-4043 65 Holbrook St
Suite 270
Norfolk, MA 02056
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
I am a divorce and family law attorney and mediator in Massachusetts, and the owner of Next Phase Legal LLC in Norfolk, MA. I also provide parenting coordination services and am a trained collaborative law practitioner.

For more info about me, you can read my full bio here: http://nextphaselegal.com/about-us/stephen-mcdonough/
Kevin D. Quinlan
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Uxbridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 723-6384 Suite 201
P.O. Box 248
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
New England Law | Boston
Michelle Raymond
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Franklin, MA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Attorney Michelle Raymond focuses her practice in mediation, collaborative law, and divorce and probate litigation. Ms. Raymond provides mediation and litigation services for all family-related disputes, including, but not limited to: divorce, child support, post-divorce controversies, parenting plans, paternity matters, separation, estate or guardianship matters, open adoptions, will contests and non-traditional family issues. In addition, she works with families in the areas of adoption and parent coordination. Ms. Raymond is a trained and experienced mediator and has helped clients mediate family and other disputes since 2000. Her mediation services offer a cost-effective alternative for family, probate, civil, and business...
Timothy J. Teehan
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer
(774) 571-2893 430 Franklin Village Drive #245
Franklin, MA 02038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Collections and Family
New England Law | Boston
Peter Paulousky
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce and Criminal
Attorney Peter Paulousky joined the firm in January 2004. He is a 1992 graduate of New England School of Law, a 1978 graduate of Bryant College and received his MBA from Bryant School of Business in 1984. Mr. Paulousky practices in the area of litigation, representing companies and individuals in complex matters. He also represents individuals in divorce proceedings, probate litigation and select criminal matters. Mr. Paulousky, who is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Florida, is a former Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an Assistant State Attorney in the Dade County (Florida) State Attorneyâs Office. Profile: http://www.dcdclaw.com/attorneys/paulousky/
Sean Alexander Doherty
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Millis, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 284-3529 709 Main Street
Millis, MA 02054
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.
Mr.  Earl Titlebaum
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Hopkinton, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 435-0333 210 Hayden Rowe
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Mr. Titlebaum was brought up and educated in the Greater Boston area. After obtaining a Bachelor and Master Degrees in Business Administration, he changed careers. Graduating from law school at age 35 he worked as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting Superior Court cases before starting his own law practice in Framingham. Three years ago Earl Titlebaum left the law firm known as Greenbaum, Titlebaum & Estrine to provide individual legal services to his clients in the Metro-west area. Based in Hopkinton and with over thirty years of experience, he practices law in a creative atmosphere with cost efficient services to the clientele. "My...
Steven David Weil
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Attorney Steven Weil is a shareholder in the firm, who has practiced law in Massachusetts since 1986. He concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, domestic relations and real estate law. He is a 1982 graduate of Union College and a 1986 graduate of Boston University School of Law. Before joining Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, he worked as a staff attorney at South Middlesex Legal services, served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and spent 17 years at two private law firms located in the City of Boston. Attorney Weil regularly appears in the...
Maria Rockwell
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Franklin, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce and Family
Attorney Maria Rockwell focuses her practice on probate and fiduciary litigation, domestic relations and civil appeals. Ms. Rockwell is a summa cum laude graduate of Providence College and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court for several years, working directly with the justices of the court on a wide variety of probate, family and equity issues. Ms. Rockwell serves on the Committee for Public Counsel Services’ Children and the Law Program, on both the trial and appellate panels. The Probate...
Katherine E Thomas
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Medway, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 346-3805 163 Main Street
Suite 6
Medway, MA 02053
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Mr. Robert M. Laren
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Blackstone, MA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(508) 883-7828 181 Main Street
Blackstone, MA 01504
Divorce, Consumer, Family and Juvenile
Colleen E. Cunnally
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer
(877) 842-1199 9 Summer Street
Suite 201
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce
Colleen E Cunnally
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Franklin, MA Divorce Attorney
(877) 842-1199 9 Summer Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 655-5980 160 Speen St. Suite 202
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
Boston University
Using knowledge and training to find fair solutions that help bring an END to disputes. We are a FAMILY that helps other families resolve CONFLICT.
Ruthanne Withers
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Attleboro, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 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...
Brian D. Roman
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North Attleboro, MA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 699-5554 98 Orne St
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roman is a zealous advocate who will provide you with the legal representation you deserve.
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Divorce Lawyer with 5 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...
Howard Lewis
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Howard Lewis is a nationally recognized trial attorney that has successfully litigated and brought to verdict over 100 jury trials and over 200 bench trials. Throughout the last two decades of his career, Howard Lewis has represented parties in local and state courts throughout the United States. He believes in personal service and commitment to clients and strives each day to make that a priority. *Voted top divorce attorney in Northeast 2011- 2015 by Arrive Magazine, Superb Rating of 10.0 by Avvo 2011 -2016, and SuperLawyer 2013 -2016. Website: http://HowardLewisLaw.com
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 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...
Beth M. Nussbaum
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Sharon, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(781) 327-1907 1 Post Office Square
Sharon, MA 02067
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Boston College Law School
Nussbaum Family Law provides mediation and collaborative representation in family law matters such as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, contested and uncontested divorce, modification or contempt involving issues such as paternity, child custody, parenting time, and support. We believe in a collaborative approach to solving family law issues peacefully whenever possible, to save you the expense, stress, uncertainty and loss of privacy of a court case. In addition to collaborative law and mediation, Nussbaum Family Law provides mediation support services including consulting and document review services. When court is unavoidable, we offer skilled, effective negotiation-based advocacy to achieve your goals and...
Sarah Y. Hubbard
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Medfield, MA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(508) 359-4043 266 Main Street
Suite 16
Medfield, MA 02052
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Robert W Kovacs Jr.
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 443-4864 131 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am dedicated to working with individuals to work through hardships that life sometimes brings. Our firm handles consumer bankruptcy, family law and injury cases. Many people, through no fault of their own, have debt that overwhelms their life. Bankruptcy is one option that may end this burden. Others face hardships in life at the end of a relationship or injuries and I am there to help through these difficult times to ensure your rights are protected.
Irwin Pollack
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Southborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 502-7002 304 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Irwin M. Pollack founded one of the largest divorce and family law firms in the Massachusetts region, Pollack Law Group, P.C., and employs a team of quality attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals. In addition, he hosts a weekly radio segment, Talking About Divorce, and created Co-Parenting After Divorce, another radio segment. He passionately educates fellow attorneys and the general public in family law and regularly travels around Massachusetts to lead divorce workshops and seminars. Attorney Pollack is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut and has successfully represented thousands of clients.
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. ...
Paul F. Lorincz
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Attleboro, MA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703-1019
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Boston College Law School
A PARTNER with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, including mediation and conciliation, corporate and business law, civil litigation, and estate planning. A magna cum laude graduate of Boston College in 1972, Attorney Lorincz graduated from Boston College Law School in 1975 and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Attleboro, Bristol County, and Massachusetts Bar Associations. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Council on...
Brian Waller
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Westborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(781) 591-2785 150 E Main St
#1251
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
New England Law | Boston
I transitioned to divorce and family law after 15+ years working in accounting and operations for start-up technology companies. I strongly believe lawyers overlook the client experience and often force clients to work their way instead of the best way for the client. This means only being available during regular business hours, poor communication, and a less-than-clear understanding of the law related to their case.

My firm's approach starts with the client. We are committed to flexibility and working for and partnering with every client in the most efficient way for them. For parents, a mid-day meeting is frequently a big...
Matthew Barach
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 23 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...
Michael Franklin
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(508) 752-2727 5 State Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western New England University School of Law
Attorney Michael Franklin is a top rated divorce and criminal defense lawyer in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1963 and began his legal internship in the prestigious family law firm of Norman and Ricci in 1984 while a junior at Clark University. He maintained a relationship with this firm throughout law school at Western New England College School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Franklin worked as an associate attorney at Norman and Ricci from 1991 until 1993. Mr. Franklin has maintained his own law practice since 1995. He has been a certified family law...
Larri Parker Esq
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(508) 795-0200 490 Shrewsbury Street
Piccadilly Plaza, Suite C
Worcester, MA 01604
Divorce, Business and Family
New England Law | Boston
Larri Tonelli Parker is an experienced divorce mediator, family law attorney and small business advisor. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Florida, Maine and Massachusetts.
John D. Keeton Jr.
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Westborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 48 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.
Edward Krippendorf
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Westwood, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Meghan L Howard
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Foxboro, MA Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(508) 543-0600 132 Central Street
Suite 209
Foxboro, MA 02035
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
I am an enthusiastic advocate for my clients. My firm allows me to practice many areas of the law, but my favorite areas are family law, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal law. I strive to maintain active in the legal community by participating in the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Steve Morte
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 481-2332 74 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Employment and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Morte is a second-generation trial attorney; his father was a well-known trial attorney and the founding partner of DiBuono, Morse & Morte. In private practice since 1987, Stephen Morte and the staff at the Law Offices of Stephen G. Morte have provided experienced legal services and excellent client service in thousands of cases. To contact his office, call us at 508-481-2332. Attorney Morte began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in 1979. While there, he prosecuted all crimes, including operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol; drug offenses and sex crimes. Attorney Morte worked in most of the District Courts...
Tracy Galloway
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Wrentham, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(508) 631-5702 100 Randall Road, #550
Wrentham, MA 02093
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Juvenile
Northeastern University School of Law
I work closely and responsively with my clients to get to the heart of their individual situation, to answer all questions, and to tailor a strategy that will be most effective with opposing counsel, and within the court system.
Mandy M. Hebert
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 10 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...
Stephen E. Dawley
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(508) 879-8717 276 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Divorce, Criminal, Probate and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
I have extensive experience across a number of areas of the law. During my career I have made thousands of court appearances and have substantial experience probating estates, representing people charged with crimes, people buying and selling real estate, and people going through a divorce. I provide individualized attention to my clients and respond promptly to emails, telephone calls, and other communications.
David L. Rubin
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(508) 875-9797 929 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
At the law office of David L. Rubin, Attorney at Law, our mission is to provide quality legal support and counsel to our clients. We have a reputation for thoroughness and preparedness that is widely recognized and respected in the legal community. We work together, with the client, to achieve the most successful client outcome. Our attorneys are committed, experienced lawyers who take our responsibilities seriously, knowing that the results we achieve for our client will have lasting impact on their lives. We assist our clients in the following practice areas: Business & Real Estate Litigation, Divorce & Family Law,...
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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.