North Reading, 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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Laura J. Cervizzi
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North Reading, MA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(978) 276-0777 350 Park Street
Park Place South, Suites 201 & 203
North Reading, MA 01864
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University
Valerie Ross
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Reading, MA Divorce Lawyer
(781) 942-0002 34 Salem Street
Suite 202
Reading, MA 01867
Divorce
Ellen Anna Wright
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 9 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...
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.
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...
Allan Baron
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N. Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 39 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/
Jonathan R Eaton Esq.
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Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(978) 699-0060 2 Elm Square
Suite 315
Andover, MA 01810
Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Jonathan R. Eaton focuses his practice on family law, serving clients in the areas of divorce law, child custody & visitation disputes, modifications of existing judgments in the Probate & Family Courts, drafting and negotiating prenuptial agreements, and guardianships & conservatorships. Attorney Eaton has successfully litgated cases in the Probate & Family Courts in Middlesex county, Essex county, Suffolk county, Worcester county, Plymouth county, Norfolk county, and Bristol county, as well as successfully arguing in front of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Jonathan is able to advocate for his clients involved in litigation as well as a collaborative...
Miguel Nieves
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 17 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...
Amy Beth Baron
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 17 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...
Nicole K Socci
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Partner at boutique law firm concentrating in domestic relations practice, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, alimony, child support, paternity/parentage, child custody and post-divorce matters. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
Christopher J Finn
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney
(781) 484-1066 400 TradeCenter Drive, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Raised in Saugus, Massachusetts, on Boston’s north shore, Attorney Christopher J. Finn is proud to have established his law office in the town in which he grew up. Chris received his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School located in downtown Boston, with a Business Law and Financial Services Concentration with Distinction. He served on the Editorial Board of his law school’s Transnational Law Review and has won an award for his outstanding oral advocacy. Chris has appeared and successfully argued motions and trials in the District, Superior and Probate and Family Courts of the Commonwealth...
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...
Stephen Forlizzi
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Danvers, MA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
491 Maple Street, Suite 106
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Stephen M. Forlizzi has been representing the rights of accident victims in Massachusetts for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every case he handles resulting in the best possible recovery for his clients. Over the last three decades he has successfully handled virtually all types of personal injury cases, from the simple to the complex. His goal is to bring about a swift resolution of your claim in a professional yet personable manner, keeping you, the client, well informed, and at ease throughout. Willing and capable of fighting for your rights, Attorney Forlizzi...
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
Christopher DiBella
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Burlington, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 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...
Ms. Franceska J. O'Reilly
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Wakefield, MA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(617) 680-3847 21 West Water Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, DUI and Elder
New England Law | Boston and National University of Ireland Galway
I practice elder law, family law, business law and do general practice work in both Wakefield, Massachusetts and Salem, Massachusetts.
Scott F Bocchio
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lawrence, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(855) 254-7841 354 Merrimack Street
Suite 331
lawrence, MA 01843
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Criminal and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Scott F. Bocchio, Attorney at Law operates a full service law firm that 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 looking for a lawyer, Attorney Bocchio can meet your legal needs. Serving Essex, Middlesex, Plymouth Counties. Contingent Fees, Monthly...
Robert Paul Luber
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Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 224-1190 300 Brickstone Square
Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Robert Luber has a sincere passion for practicing family law and has experience with many different types of divorce cases including high-conflict divorce, contested and uncontested divorce. He has also represented many clients with child custody, paternal actions, modifications, contempt, and equity actions. Mr. Luber is proud to have helped many clients navigate the complex matters and difficulties they often faced when attempting to resolve legal issues when emotions prevail and compromise seems impossible to come by. In addition, he is a strong advocate for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is Certified as...
Teresa Reade
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(978) 767-8383 5 Essex Green Dr.
Suite 23
Peabody, MA 01960
Free ConsultationPeabody, MA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
Divorce and Family
Pepperdine University School of Law
Teresa Reade is the principle and founder of Reade Law Firm, PC.  Teresa’s practice focuses on helping people through some of the most difficult times in their lives and changes to their family, including divorce, custody, support and alimony, complex property division, and business and property valuations.
Originally from Wyoming, Teresa attended the University of Wyoming, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in in Administration of Justice before moving to California to attend Pepperdine University, School of Law, where she focused on litigation and trial practice.  Teresa received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2000 and began practicing in Los Angeles and Orange...
Eric Schutzbank Esq
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 655-4282 800 Turnpike Avenue
Suite 304
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Eric Schutzbank has over twenty years of experience practicing family, probate and criminal law. He represents individual clients, is trained for mediation, and also practices Collaborative Law. Eric is appointed by the Probate & Family Courts in Massachusetts as a Guardian Ad Litem and to represent children. He handles all facets of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt actions, guardianships and parenting plans. Eric is also admitted to practice in New Hampshire, where his sole area of practice is in domestic relations matters. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan...
Kathleen Black Reynolds
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney
(781) 277-7399 390 Main Street
Suite 200
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections, Domestic Violence and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Kathleen has experience representing clients in many legal matters, with a strong focus on criminal defense, RMV hearings, family law and small claims. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and practices throughout the Commonwealth. She is the chair of the Wilmington Historical Commission, and co-founded the Friends of Wilmington Tennis. Kathleen is compassionate, intelligent, and dedicated to her clients. When not assisting clients, she enjoys spending time with her kids, playing tennis, hiking, reading, exploring Cape Ann, and attending local community events. To contact Attorney Reynolds for legal or notary services, please call 781.569.5840, x.205 or email...
Brett Hans Little
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Winchester, MA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(617) 717-8966 10 Sheffield Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
Brooklyn Law School
Tracy Fischer
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Danvers, MA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(617) 477-5877 100 Conifer Hill Drive
Suite 504
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Massachusetts divorce mediator, Attorney Tracy Fischer has practiced Massachusetts Family Law since 1987 and has mediated divorces in Massachusetts since 1990. Tracy's BA Degree from Tulane University in Psychology and J.D. degree from Suffolk University School of Law provide her with the background to work with people who are in emotional crisis and to assist them in crafting legally binding divorce agreements. Tracy is a Certified Massachusetts Divorce Mediator and Board Member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Tracy is a trained divorce mediator and has over 19 years of experience assisting couples in achieving an amicable resolution to an often...
Peri S. Kutchin
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(781) 281-8960 12 Gill Street
Suite 1950
Woburn, MA 01801
Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Peri brings a unique set of qualities to her law practice as she pursued her law degree after raising two children and working in a family business as a Comptroller. She is a strong believer that her life experiences coupled with her financial background play an important role in advocating for her clients. Peri devotes a high level of personal attention and detail to each of her clients and understands that not all domestic relation issues occur between 9 and 5. Peri specializes in divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, restraining orders and abuse protection...
Rosanne Paula Klovee
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Stoneham, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(781) 438-5222 92 Montvale Avenue
Suite 2700
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Patricia S. Fernandez
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North Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Yale Law School
Concentrating in domestic relations practice since 1986, Pat handles divorces, modifications, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and paternity issues. She provides mediation, arbitration and conciliation services. She is certified as an arbitrator through the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a Certified Financial Litigator through the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators. She also has served as Receiver, Trustee, Conciliator, Discovery Master and Guardian Ad Litem through appointments by the Probate and Family Court. Pat employs her extensive experience to craft intelligent solutions to clients’ problems and to guide clients towards realistic goals. While aiming to resolve matters in...
Phil A. Taylor
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Stoneham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(781) 438-7100 2 Main Street, Suite 325
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Collections and Family
New England Law | Boston
Kathleen B. Reynolds
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(781) 935-7104 390 Main Street
Suite 200
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
My practice focuses on family law and criminal defense. I provide honest and practical advice to my clients, paying particular attention to their individual needs. My clients take an active role in their cases and we work together to obtain just, timely and cost-effective results.
Kristen E. Lipschutz
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North Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 681-5665 859 Turnpike Street, Suite 232
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Jonathan Meidanis
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Billerica, MA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(978) 294-9547 574 Boston Rd. #13
Billerica, MA 01821
Divorce, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Methodist University
Jillian Cote
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North Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(978) 689-1841 800 Turnpike Street
Suite 300
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Massachusetts School of Law
Jillian devotes her practice primarily to Family Law and Mediation matters. Whether it be litigating a contested divorce or assisting her clients in facilitating and negotiating a divorce mediation, her extensive knowledge of the law and ability to see both sides enables her to help her clients achieve a fair and reasonable outcome
Cheryl Garrity
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Burlington, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 425-6258 111 South Bedford Street, Suite 107
Burlington, MA 01803
Divorce and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
Cynthia Grover Hastings
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North Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 681-5665 859 Turnpike Street, Suite 232
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Boston College Law School
Cynthia Grover Hastings is a partner at Perocchi Family Law Group LLP, where she provides representation to individuals in Massachusetts for family law matters at both the trial court and appellate court levels. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Grover Hastings served as a law clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. As a law clerk, she worked on a variety of family law, probate, and equity matters in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties.
Georgiana Betses LaFortune
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Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 475-6177 12 Essex Street
Andover, MA 01810
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Helpful, Informative, Experienced Attorneys with Answers and Information Practice includes the litigation and mediation of all areas of divorce and family law including prenuptial agreements, child custody, alimony, modifications, divorce, separate support, and marital agreements. Practice also includes estate planning and probate of estates. Typical estate plans include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. All representation is personalized for the client's needs and particular circumstances. Every case is unique and every case's factual and emotional details are considered in order to provide the optimal service to every client.
Renee Lazar
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Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(978) 844-4095 4308 Thompson Farm
Bedford, MA 01730
Free ConsultationDivorce, Employment, Family and Military
Massachusetts School of Law
Renee Lazar, Esq., a licensed Massachusetts attorney, offers quality Family legal services to Massachusetts residents and others who must appear in Massachusetts Courts. She practices Family Law, so her focus is on your Divorce, Custody, Parenting Plans, Guardianships of Minors and Adults, Grandparent Visitation, Child Support, and other Family Law issues. A caring attorney, Ms. Lazar provides her personal attention to every case, no matter how small.

Believing that everyone should be able to obtain legal services, Ms. Lazar's practice focuses on the needs of people of "modest means" - typically, those whose incomes put pro bono and subsidized legal...
Mark Edward Burke Esq.
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Burlington, MA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(781) 273-3801 Executive Place
50 Mall Road, Suite 208
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
University of New Hampshire School of Law and Northeastern University
Since its founding in 1996, dedication and commitment to serving clients has been at the heart of the Law Office of Mark E. Burke. Attorney Burke is both book smart and street smart and he prides himself on economical, efficient and successful results.
Rudolf Jaworski Jr
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Danvers, MA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(978) 777-1010 10 Liberty Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Divorce
Michelle Sacco Massaro
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(781) 281-0734 500 W Cummings Park # 2475
Woburn, MA 01801
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Visitation, Division of Marital Property, Tax Consequences of Divorce, Alimony (spousal support), Prenuptial Agreements, Prenuptial Modifications and Wills / Estate Planning. The Law Office of Michelle Sacco Massaro is conveniently located across from the Salem Massachusetts court house and serves Essex County including Amesbury MA, Andover MA, North Andover MA, Ballardvale MA, Beverly MA, Beverly Farms, Boxford MA, West Boxford MA, Bradford MA, Byfield MA, Cape Ann MA, Danvers MA, Essex MA, Georgetown MA, Gloucester MA, Groveland MA, Hamilton MA, South Hamilton MA, Haverhill MA, Ipswich MA, Lawrence MA, Lynn MA, Lynnfield MA, Manchester-by-the-Sea...
Douglas Warren Sears
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(978) 376-7390 1445 Main St. Unit 5
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
My practice centers around my intent to help people through the legal challenges of everyday living.
Jennifer L. Andrade
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North Andover, MA Divorce Attorney
(978) 681-8600 89 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Attorney Jennifer Andrade is a dedicated and caring attorney who offers zealous and aggressive representation in court. Her practice is focused on criminal defense, special education law, and all issues of divorce & family law. As a former prosecutor she has tried a significant number of cases before a jury and has handled hundreds of criminal matters. Attorney Andrade maintains two offices for the convenience of her clients. Please call to schedule an appointment today in either our North Andover office or our Cambridge, MA office!
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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.