Marion, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Marlene Shiner
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience

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... Read More »
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Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout Massachusetts. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your family through every step of your case. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Wareham Center, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 291-3033 191 Main St
Wareham Center, MA 02571
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Wareham Center, MA Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(508) 295-7540 245 Main St
Wareham Center, MA 02571
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Amber R. Cohen
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Plymouth, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 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...
Timothy P Horan
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(508) 992-0630 785 Rockdale Avenue
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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Hingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(781) 908-0551 350 Lincoln St. Suite 2400A
Hingham, MA 02043
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...
Anthony Doss
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Lawyer
(508) 542-3510 257 Union Street
C/O Justice Bridge Legal Center
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Michael S. Mehrmann
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Kingston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(781) 585-3911 29 Main Street
Kingston, MA 02364
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Mary Sullivan Esq.
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Vineyard Haven, MA Divorce Attorney with 33 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.
David Kiley Wilkinson
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 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...
Keith C. Elder
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Kingston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(781) 585-4441 68 Evergreen Street
Suite 8E
Kingston, MA 02364
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Susan A. Fiore
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience

I help clients in family law, social security disability, workers’ compensation, personal injury, and probate cases. Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients Since 2007

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. Read More »
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Kim L. Chamberlain
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Kingston, MA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(781) 585-3911 29 Main Street
Kingston, MA 02364
Free ConsultationDivorce, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Matthew Aspden
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Somerset, MA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(508) 674-0890 1026 County St
Somerset, MA 02726
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Nicholas R. Sylvia
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 717-7869 257 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Sylvia is driven to improve the lives of his clients through hard work and dedication. He brings a wealth of legal experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has worked alongside a Massachusetts Superior Court Justice, alongside a Registrar of Probate, within two counties' District Attorney's Offices, and has practiced before every tribunal of the Department of Industrial Accidents throughout the Commonwealth.

He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, where he received the Leader of Justice Award for performing over 890 hours of pro bono work in just 2 years. As an...
Lawrence Hale
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Carver, MA Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(508) 866-2900 128 Main Street
Suite 7
Carver, MA 02330
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
See my website at www.halelaw.net
Lynn Holdsworth
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Sagamore Beach, MA Divorce Lawyer with 21 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...
Michelle M. Gagne Esq.
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Fall River, MA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(508) 324-1001 275 Martine St.
Suite 200
Fall River, MA 02723
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(508) 993-4100 14 S 6th St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Smith Mills, MA Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(508) 999-6405 88 Faunce Corner Rd
Smith Mills, MA 02747
Divorce and Family
Middleborough Center, MA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 964-0070 47 E Grove St
Middleborough Center, MA 02346
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(508) 996-8291 388 County St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Municipal
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. Read More »
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Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience

Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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New Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(508) 990-1077 63 Ash St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
North Westport, MA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(508) 636-4002 1125 State Rd
North Westport, MA 02790
Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
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...
Ismail Mohammed
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 15 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...
Kristin Weberg
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Dedham, MA Divorce Attorney with 10 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...
Gabriel Cheong
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Quincy, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 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.
Howard Lewis
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 26 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
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...
Josey Lyne Payne Esq.
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Rockland, MA Divorce Lawyer with 5 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.
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
Meghan L. Howard joined Stopa & Associates as an Associate Attorney in July 2015. Ms. Howard focuses her practice in family law, divorce, personal injury, criminal defense.

A native of Jupiter, Florida, Ms. Howard received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Central Florida in 2011. During her time at the University of Central Florida, Ms. Howard was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Ms. Howard was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while she attended Palm Beach State College prior to transferring to the University of Central...
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...
Daniel C. Roache
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Quincy, MA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 328-2300 1372 Hancock St
#201
Quincy, MA 02169
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...
James M Lynch
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HIngham, MA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(781) 253-2049 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
HIngham, MA 02043
Divorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
James M. Lynch, has been a practicing attorney since 1977 and is a Principal and the President of Lynch & Owens, P.C. A resident of Hingham since 1983, Jim’s experience as both an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County and as a litigator in all Courts in Massachusetts since 1977 has proven invaluable in his aggressive and professional representation of the clients of Stevenson, Lynch & Owens. Today, Jim specializes in probate and family law, personal injury cases and select areas of criminal law. Jim graduated from Boston College (B.S. 1973) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1976). Jim...
Christopher DiBella
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 870-0907 100 Cambridge Street, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
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...
Edward Krippendorf
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Westwood, MA Divorce Attorney with 17 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...
Marcia J. Mavrides
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Quincy, MA Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
21 McGrath Highway
Suite 402
Quincy, MA 02169
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...
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...
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Fall River, MA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(508) 672-8718 209 Bedford Street
Suite 201
Fall River, MA 02720
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
I have been a lawyer in Fall River, Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have practiced extensively in the courts in Bristol County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. My practice focuses on Divorce and Criminal Law including DUI/OUI. I handle all aspects of Family Law including child custody, visitation, father's rights, divorce modifications, separation agreements and property division. I also have an office in Quincy, MA. There is no cost for your first appointment.
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/
Robert Finlay
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Taunton, MA Divorce Attorney with 9 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.
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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.