Maynard, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Steve Morte
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Over 35 years experience in divorce & family law matters. Free case evaluation.

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... Read More »
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Ellen Anna Wright
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer

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... Read More »
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Waino Walker Kangas
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West Concord, MA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(978) 369-0001 9 Damonmill Square
West Concord, MA 01742
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Arnold & Kangas, P.C. is a full-service law firm with offices in the historic Damonmill Square building in Concord, Massachusetts. Since Thomas B. Arnold and Jeanne S. Kangas founded our law firm in 1984, we have prided ourselves on delivering superior, cost-effective legal services to clients in Middlesex County. While we do not handle every type of case, we have experience and are knowledgeable about the types of cases we do handle, such as Probate & Family Court cases, criminal defense, estate planning, and general civil litigation. As a result of the firm's expertise and success, it has been awarded an...
Patrice Brymner
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Acton, MA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(978) 393-1833 5-B Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 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.
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
8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
Annasophia Salvia
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Acton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(978) 264-0250 289 Great Road, Suite 101
Acton, MA 01720
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Anna Salvia concentrates her practice in all areas of domestic relations law, including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, modification, contempt, adoption, and grandparent visitation, as well as the handling of restraining orders. Prior to joining Harsip & Stuart, she gained valuable experience in these areas through internships with the Middlesex Probate and Family Court and the SERV Conciliation program as well as through her participation in the Suffolk University Law School Family Advocacy Clinic and in various pro bono programs with which she had the opportunity to work.
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...
Joseph Robert Leone
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(508) 820-8700 1101 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Joseph Leone graduated Suma Cum Laude from Suffolk University and Cum Laude from Suffolk University Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Website: http://www.LeoneLawOffices.com
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,...
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...
Sarah Briones
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(508) 460-8324 207 Main Street
2nd Floor
Marlborough, MA 01752
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
After graduating from Boston College in 1988, Attorney Briones attended Suffolk University Law School where she received her JD degree with honors.

?Attorney Briones has over 24 years of experience representing clients in Federal and Massachusetts Courts including Civil, Criminal and Probate and Family Court. Prior to attending law school, Sarah worked for a large insurance Company in Boston. During law school, she worked for a well known personal injury firm also in Boston and was hired as an Associate upon graduation. After working there for several years, Attorney Briones opened her own practice where she has been ever...
Robert Gilkes Clark
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Hudson, MA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(978) 212-5044 213 Main Street, Suite 201
Hudson, MA 01749
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals and Family
New York University School of Law and American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Clark graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989. He earned his J.D. in 1994 from the Washington College of Law at American University, where he served as managing editor of the Law Review, and his LL.M. in taxation in 1995 from the New York University School of Law. He was admitted to practice in New York in 1995 and Massachusetts in 2002.

Attorney Clark began his career in corporate tax, where he specialized in the global tax optimization of multinational corporate entities. Personal experience led to a career change, and Rob quickly learned that divorce is not like other litigation: It...
John-Paul (Jack) LaPre
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(855) 479-7107 277 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Family
Western New England University School of Law
Michael J. Tremblay
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(508) 485-4500 277 Main St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Divorce and Bankruptcy
New England Law | Boston
Marc Schmelkin
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer
(508) 231-5765 665 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Divorce
Joshua Robbins
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Ave.
Framingham, MA 01702
Divorce
Ann Karpenski
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 231-5765 665 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Divorce
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...
John Lawrence Roncone III
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Leominster, MA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(978) 534-2444 142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
New England Law | Boston
Attorney John L. Roncone, III. (Jay), began his practice of law in 1991 after graduating from Gettysburg College (PA) and the New England School of Law (Boston, MA). He has practiced primarily in the areas of: personal injury (auto accidents, dog bites, slip and fall), criminal defense (assault, DWI/OUI, drug charges, etc.), litigation, real estate and family law (divorce, child support, restraining orders, adoption, etc.). He has extensive experience representing clients in the various District Courts, Probate and Family Courts, Superior Courts, and Federal Courts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has also successfully represented parties in numerous arbitration and...
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. ...
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Suffolk University Law School
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(781) 569-5840 18 Commerce Way
Suite 1650
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University
Barbra I. Black has been practicing law for over twenty five years and is a founding member and the managing partner of Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC. Attorney Black was a former partner at the Boston, MA law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where she practiced for over eight years in the firm's Divorce and Family Law group. Prior to that, she was a solo practitioner for several years, focusing her practice in the area of domestic relations litigation.

Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce & family law in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Attorney Black...
(603) 681-9126 61 Spit Brook Road
Suite 407
Nashua, NH 03060
Elizabeth K. Halloran
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Leominster, MA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(978) 534-2444 142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Probate
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 the Roncone Law Offices, PC, 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 Courts. Just prior to joining the firm, she was responsible for prosecuting domestic violence related crime(s.) She has...
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Divorce Lawyer with 4 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...
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Wellesley Hills, MA Divorce Lawyer with 20 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...
(617) 542-5542 One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Sarah Y. Hubbard
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Medfield, MA Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(508) 359-4043 266 Main Street
Suite 16
Medfield, MA 02052
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
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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Needham, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 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.
(617) 273-5110 60 State Street
Suite 700
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 250-8236 859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
John D. Keeton Jr.
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Northborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 48 years experience
P.O. Box 146
Northborough, MA 01532
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.
14 South Street
2nd Floor
Westborough, MA 01581
14 Havard Street
Worcester, MA 01545
Nancy A. Morency
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 925-6041 1 Olde North Road
Suite 103
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Nancy A. Morency an attorney at Gallant & Ervin, LLC in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She specializes in all aspects of family law and litigation throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whether you are in just the initial stages of a divorce and need some questions answered or need an attorney to see you through to the end, Attorney Morency can assist you. With her knowledge, experience and compassion, Attorney Morency can effectively represent you in your divorce to help ease this difficult process. She also assists clients with custody and parenting time for unwed parents, child support/spousal support, as well as...
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
New England Law | Boston
Steven Charles Goldwyn
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
#23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Family
Suffolk University Law School
My full-service law practice has assisted individuals and companies satisfy their personal and professional objectives through cost-efficient negotiation and litigation results. I have an expertise in the fields of business, construction, employment, real estate, personal injury law and criminal defense. I am a trial attorney skilled in both civil and criminal matters. I have successfully tried numerous cases, both to juries and to the bench. I provide a one-stop shop to residents of Boston and the surrounding areas. I have the skill and experience of a big Boston lawyer at suburban prices.
George C. Malonis
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Dracut, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(978) 453-4500 14 Loon Hill Road
Dracut, MA 01826
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School and Boston University School of Law
George C. Malonis was educated at Suffolk Law School, Babson College (MBA) and Boston University (BA). He is licensed in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. George C. Malonis offers comprehensive, professional legal services with 20 years' experienced counsel and support staff.
Lillian J. LaRosa
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
3 Baldwin Green Common, Ste. 207
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Personal Injury, Probate and Workers' Comp
American University Washington College of Law
Probate Court practice including litigqation and administration of estates. including will and account contests and appointment of personal representative contests divorce and custody including guardianship of minors, and preparation and reviewing real estate and purchase and sale agreements, preparing petitions for license to sell,real estate and petitions to partition land in common. I have been a Conciliator with the Middlesex County Bar Association program for several years, I am a Court appointed Guardian Ad Litem category D on, Probate Accounts including Estates and Conservatorships, and Custody and Visitation Guardian ad litem . Our...
Todd D. Beauregard
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Lowell, MA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 275-1919 25 Central Street
92 Main Street Suite 105
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Practice: Upon graduation from law school and having passed the Massachusetts Bar Examination in 1995, Attorney Beauregard joined the law firm of Palma Law Offices, P.C., in Lowell, Massachusetts. Attorney Beauregard opened his own practice in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2006, whose main office is located at 25 Central Street in Lowell, MA 01852. Since 2006, the firm has grown to meet the increased demand for experienced and ethical legal representation, with offices in Nashua, NH, North Andover, MA and Boston, MA. Attorney Beauregard is licensed to practice in all Massachusetts state courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the United States Federal Court...
Yuliya M. Fisher-Nayyer
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Natick, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 843-0750 220 N. Main Street
Suite 301
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Attorney and Mediator assisting clients in family law and child welfare issues, throughout the Greater Boston area.
David Altman
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Les Wallerstein
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Lexington, MA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
1620 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Paul King
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(978) 851-5145 1501 Main St
#13
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
New England Law | Boston
Tameka Grantham
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(978) 341-5044 5 Fletcher Street
2nd Floor, Suite D
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
My practice is primarily focused on consumer bankruptcy, drunk driving defense, criminal defense, and family law. My goal is help you find justice whether you are experiencing financial difficulties, have been arrested and charged with a crime, or have some other legal problem. It can be intimidating talking to a lawyer, especially when it comes to personal matters. I understand that no two cases are alike and I work hard to develop creative strategies to help my clients achieve the best results possible.
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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.

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