Pinehurst, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Marlene Shiner
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience

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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...
Lillian J. LaRosa
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 37 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...
Cheryl Garrity
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Burlington, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 425-6258 111 South Bedford Street, Suite 101
Burlington, MA 01803
Divorce, Family and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
Peri S. Kutchin
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 7 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...
Paul King
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(978) 851-5145 1501 Main St
#13
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
New England Law | Boston
Mark Edward Burke Esq.
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Burlington, MA Divorce Attorney with 29 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.
Jonathan Meidanis
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Billerica, MA Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(978) 294-9547 574 Boston Rd. #13
Billerica, MA 01821
Divorce, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Methodist University
Renee Lazar
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Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 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...
Douglas Warren Sears
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 32 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.
David M. Gabriel
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Burlington, MA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 998-6829 15 New England Execute Park
Burlington, MA 01803
Divorce and Family
Attorney David M. Gabriel is an experienced family law attorney and litigator. David has been representing individuals and families throughout Massachusetts for over three decades in:

Family law matters including divorce, complex and high asset property division, alimony modifications, high conflict child custody disputes, and divorce mediation.

Criminal defense charges including assault and domestic violence, and drunk driving an DUI/ OUI charges.

Personal Injury claims involving car accidents, premises liability, negligent security,and workplace injuries.

Attorney Gabriel’s decades of litigation experience have afforded him with a mature perspective in handling legal...
Katherine E Thomas
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Bedford, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 346-3805 110 Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Todd D. Beauregard
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Lowell, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 275-1919 25 Central Street
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...
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 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...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
Ste 23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Massachusetts Award Winning Attorney Richard Mucci is the founder of Winchester MA based Law Offices of Richard Mucci. Attorney Mucci is an experienced litigation lawyer who understands all facets of business, civil litigation and criminal defense. His law firm has strong expertise in employment law, personal injury, real estate law, divorce, estate planning, criminal law and construction law to name a few.

Knowing that clients, like patients, rarely have just one issue, Attorney Mucci is able to move seamlessly among diverse practice areas. Ahead of the curve, the Law Offices of Richard Mucci provides a one-stop shop to the surrounding...
Nancy A. Morency
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 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...
Miriam G. Altman
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Lexington, MA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(781) 862-4448 57 Bedford Street, Suite 106
Lexington, MA 02420
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Georgetown University Law Center
Miriam G. Altman concentrates her legal practice in divorce and family law matters. Following her admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985, she represented individuals in matrimonial law cases and civil litigation at the Boston law firm of Sherburne, Powers & Needham, PC, now known as Holland & Knight, LLP. As a partner, she served as chair of the firm’s family law department. In 2002, she established the predecessor firm to Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, PC, in Lexington, MA.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Altman received a BA from Barnard College, magna cum laude, and a JD degree, cum...
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...
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...
Gina Maria Ghioldi
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Lexington, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(781) 674-2161 57 Bedford Street
Suite 115
Lexington, MA 02420
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Gina Ghioldi is the founding partner of The Law Office of Gina M. Ghioldi, P.C., a four attorney civil practice law firm located in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Simmons College and Suffolk University Law School. Gina is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

Gina manages the firm and works very closely with Attorney Rebecca Ryan and Attorney Rhonda Levey on all the firm’s domestic relations cases. She also provides pre-divorce consulting services and acts as a divorce strategist for individuals involved in mediation. Gina receives many client referrals from clergy, mental health...
Erin Whelan Pennock
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Belmont, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 489-2288 83 Leonard Street
Suite 6
Belmont, MA 02478
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Erin Whelan Pennock is an experienced attorney who has a wide range of experience in matters relating to family law and alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Pennock focuses her practice primarily in the areas of family law, specifically divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements, post-divorce matters involving child custody, visitation, child support, retirement division and alimony. Clients appreciate her compassion and ability to connect with them during a difficult time. Attorney Pennock works with her clients and opposing counsel to create creative solutions to the complicated situations that can arise in the midst of a divorce or child-related dispute. She devotes...
Tameka Grantham
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Lawyer with 13 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.
Elissa Flanagan Magnant
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 513-8011 2 Meeting House Road
Suite 4
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationDivorce and Bankruptcy
Western New England College
Brett Hans Little
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Winchester, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(617) 717-8966 10 Sheffield Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
Brooklyn Law School
Annasophia Salvia
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Acton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 7 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.
Philip J. Byers
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Andover, MA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(978) 474-9969 15 Chestnut Street
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Byers is well know for his knowledge in the family law area including, divorce, custody, modifications, paternity, child support, alimony, and parenting plans, as well as mediation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Massachusetts Chapter since 1990 and is an Amicus Curiae Committee Member for the National American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2013-Present- Successfully involved with federal challenges in various states: case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing same-sex marriage.
Rosanne Paula Klovee
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Stoneham, MA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(781) 438-5222 92 Montvale Avenue
Suite 2700
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Phil A. Taylor
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Stoneham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 16 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 9 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.
Michael A. Manzi
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Lowell, MA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(978) 275-9255 177 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Manzi is a founding partner at Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, PC. located at 177 Market Street in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. He has been practicing in Massachusetts since 1996 and was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1997. His practice is primarily focused on Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Support. He has also dedicated a significant portion of his practice to defending individuals charged with criminal conduct. Attorney Manzi spent several years working as a Bar Advocate in Lowell District Court representing indigent defendants.

Attorney Manzi also helps clients with corporate start-up, wills, trusts and...
Brian T Akashian
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Chelmsford, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(978) 459-6320 One Courthouse Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, DUI and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Les Wallerstein
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Lexington, MA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
1620 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Waino Walker Kangas
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West Concord, MA Divorce Lawyer with 19 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...
Sallie Vallely
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 29 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...
Michelle Sacco Massaro
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Woburn, MA Divorce Lawyer with 20 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...
James D. Cormier
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Lowell, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 458-3580 755 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney James D. Cormier is a partner at Cormier & Cormier, LLP, a small firm in Lowell, Massachusetts specializing in criminal defense, family law (divorce, paternity, support, alimony, etc.), civil litigation, and estate planning. Attorney Cormier is a former Middlesex County trial prosecutor who now focuses his experience on aggressively defending clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Brad Pacheco
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Lowell, MA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(978) 937-7322 175 Central Street
Suite 215
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Attorney Brad M. Pacheco is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of New Hampshire. Attorney Brad M. Pacheco is a Graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Massachusetts and a Cum Laude graduate of Suffolk Law School, Boston, Massachusetts. The Law offices of Brad M. Pacheco are located at 175 Central Street, Suite 215, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852. Call the office at (978) 937-7322 to make an appointment with Attorney Brad M. Pacheco.
Christopher William Merwin
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Lowell, MA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(978) 970-1133 177 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Merwin grew up in rural Pennsylvania. He received his high school diploma from Redbank Valley High School, his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctorate of Juris Prudence from the Massachusetts School of Law.

Prior to following his dream and attending law school, Attorney Merwin was employed by the Clarion County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he developed his passion for law and established an understanding for the criminal system.

Attorney Merwin's areas of practice include, but are not limited to, Landlord/Tenant, Divorce, Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury.

Kathleen B. Reynolds
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Woburn, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 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.
Sanjay Sankaran
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Lowell, MA Divorce Attorney
45 Merrimack Street
Suite 330
Lowell, MA 01852
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Laura J. Cervizzi
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North Reading, MA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(978) 276-0777 350 Park Street
Park Place South, Suites 201 & 203
North Reading, MA 01864
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk University
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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.

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