Peabody, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

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 Association, and... Read More »
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Eric Schutzbank Esq
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Serving the Merrimack Valley region in all family law and divorce matters.

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... Read More »
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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...
Peabody, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(978) 531-0013 81 Main St
Peabody, MA 01960
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
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Andover, Lynnfield, Salem , Wenham Areas, MA 01810
Andover, Lynnfield, Salem , Wenham Areas, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers and Suffolk University Law School
"HIS PERSEVERANCE IN WORKING TOWARD A SETTLEMENT, EVEN WHEN IT INITIALLY APPEARED THAT THERE COULD BE NO RESOLUTION, PAID OFF FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. MY CLIENT WAS VERY PLEASED"—R. P., Esq., Attorney for plaintiff.

As a Divorce Mediator, Anthony uses his experience and training to help you and your spouse identify primary interests, then resolve issues around the primary interests.
Anthony’s formal training includes graduating from two prestigious programs - the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation and Negotiation Workshops and the Advanced Training at the Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington, D.C.
In 2018, he was invited...
John Sebastian Tangusso
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Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(617) 523-3622 26 Lynde Street
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
As a third generation lawyer, John S. Tangusso is proud to continue a legacy of more than 100 years of legal excellence, started by his grandfather, Sebastian Tangusso, who began practicing law in Boston in 1913 and was joined by John’s father, Joseph, in 1952. John joined his father in 1983 and they practiced together for 21 years until his father’s retirement in 2004. Attorney Tangusso has practiced in every court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including the District Court, Superior Court, Probate Court, Land Court, Appellate Court, Massachusetts Supreme Court and U.S. District Court. Over the course...
Kevin Prendergast
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Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(888) 499-8065 30 Church Street
Suite 202
Salem, MA 01970-3779
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Boston College Law School and University of North Carolina School of Law
Kevin Prendergast began practicing law in 1999 as an associate at the law firm of Palmer & Dodge. Within a year's time he passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam and started a legal career that led to the founding of his own firm 4 years later. As a criminal defense and divorce attorney in Salem, Mr. Prendergast has helped dozens of individuals receive the legal help they need. If you would like his assistance with a criminal or family law matter, call his office immediately, or visit his website for more information.
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
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...
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...
Michael Lambert
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Salem, MA Divorce Lawyer
(617) 523-3622 26 Lynde Street
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
I am a domestic relations and child welfare attorney with substantial experience representing clients in all areas of divorce and post-divorce litigation. I have also accumulated significant time in the courtroom representing parents and children in child welfare cases involving the Department of Children and Families. I accept appointments as a Guardian ad Litem investigator in disputed custody and visitation cases. Finally, I represent plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and consumer protection matters.Specialties: Family Law, Child Welfare Law (Care and Protection and CHINS/CRA), Litigation and Estate Planning. Learn more at http://www.TangussoandLambert.com.
Monique Boucher Lamb
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Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(978) 744-8818 26 Lynde Street
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Monique Boucher Lamb is dedicated to providing comprehensive family law and bankruptcy law representation for individuals throughout the North Shore of Massachusetts. Born and raised in the North Shore, Ms. Lamb has built strong working relationships with fellow lawyers and the local courts, which help her to more effectively protect your rights. Family law practice is extensive and includes: Divorce cases, including property division, alimony, legal separation and same-sex divorce Child custody cases, including visitation, relocation/removal, high-conflict cases and child support Modification of existing orders, including alimony, custody and child support Bankruptcy practice: ...
Jacqueline Voss Lees
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Salem, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 745-6006 27 Congress Street
Suite 512
Salem, MA 01970
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Western New England University School of Law and Western New England University School of Law
Attorney Jacqueline Voss Lees has been practicing law in Essex County, Massachusetts for over 20 years. She operates a general practice law firm in Salem with a concentration in estate planning and administration, elder law, divorce, guardianship and conservatorship, estate and gift taxation, real estate and small business organization
Kenneth Elliot Lindauer
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(800) 464-5861 14 Lynde Street
Salem, MA 01970
Free ConsultationSalem, MA Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Northeastern University
Kim Carnevale
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Salem, MA Divorce Lawyer
(978) 412-2141 2 Margin Street
Unit383
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
New England School of Law and George Washington University
Laura J. Cervizzi
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Beverly, MA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(978) 276-0777 100 Cummings Center, Suite 312-G
Beverly, MA 01915
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University
Richard Patterson Jr.
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Salem, MA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(978) 744-8200 16 Front Street - Suite 302
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Salem MA general practice law firm, including: personal injury (auto and work injuries); criminal defense (OUI and A&B); divorce (and family law); real estate (purchase and sale, and evictions); and Wills and Health Care proxies. No charge for initial consultation
Thomas J. Taranto
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Salem, MA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(978) 825-0070 26 Lynde Street
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce
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...
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
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.
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
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...
Christopher J Finn
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Saugus, MA Divorce Attorney
(781) 484-1066 539 Lincoln Avenue
Saugus, MA 01906
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...
Sallie Vallely
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(781) 281-0635 36 Commerce Way
2nd Floor
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Sallie K. Vallely has been practicing law, for 27 years. Attorney Vallely is the founding partner, of the law offices of Sallie K. Vallely. Attorney Vallely practices law in the following areas: criminal law and criminal defense, family law, and probate law. Attorney Vallely is the Supervising Attorney for the Middlesex Defense Attorney Incorporated and supervises lawyers in the Middlesex Superior Court and the Woburn District Court. As part of her position as Supervising Attorney she mentors young lawyers, teaches seminars, and investigates complaints filed against lawyers. Attorney Vallely attends the Middlesex Defense Attorney’s Incorporated Board of Directors meetings, on...
Michael Cupoli III
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Manchester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(978) 526-9600 11 Beach Street
Manchester, MA 01944
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Employment and Family
As a small firm, we are able to to offer you the individual attention you need and deserve. Each client at Cupoli Law is treated with dignity, respect, and offered a compassionate ear coupled with skilled and determined legal representation. Our goal at Cupoli Law is to provide the highest level of customer service to our clients, providing effective solutions to your legal needs and zealously advocating for your rights.
Elizabeth Jones
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Beverly, MA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 500-0678 P.O. Box 362
Beverly, MA 01915
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
I am Libby Jones, and have a small practice in Beverly, Massachusetts, handling a variety of issues a person is likely to encounter in everyday life. As a dedicated attorney, I will listen carefully to you, my client, so that I may achieve your legal goals. I focus on your individual needs -giving you the personal attention you deserve! Remember, the initial consultation is free. Call me at 978-500-0678
Johanna Gatta
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Stoneham, MA Divorce Lawyer
(617) 791-8887 61 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
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...
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/
Gabriel Cheong
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 273-5110 60 State Street
Suite 700
Boston, MA 02109
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.
Ismail Mohammed
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 14 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...
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...
Richard E. Clark Esq.
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Newburyport, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(603) 431-0009 Attorneys At Law
79 State Street (non-mailing)
Newburyport, MA 01950
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Clark is a New Hampshire seacoast native. Mr. Clark focuses his practice in personal injury, auto accidents, spinal, neck & back injuries, DWI, criminal matters, divorce, business law and civil litigation.

Attorney Clark has successfully achieved millions of dollars in injury awards.

He is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Mr. Clark completed DWI Trial Defense training at Harvard Law School. Attorney Clark was a private criminal contract defense attorney appointed to the Newburyport District Court from 2008-2012. He is certified in criminal defense representation by the Commonwealth of MA, Essex County Bar Advocates. Attorney...
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
Christopher DiBella
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Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 258-7600 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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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.