Raynham, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Divorce, Custody, Visitation and More. Over 30 Yrs Exp. Rated a 5 Star Attorney.

I have been a lawyer in Fall River, Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have practiced extensively in the courts in Bristol County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. My practice focuses... Read More »
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Brian D. Roman
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Free Consultation! Skilled & Dedicated Divorce Lawyer! Protecting Your Rights!

I provide aggressive advocacy and zealous representation for those with family law concerns. I will work to protect your family’s rights and interests! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation.
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Amber R. Cohen
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Raynham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 880-6677 10 Commerce Way
Raynham, MA 02767
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Areas of practice: Adoption, Divorce, Child Support Modification, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Estate Litigation, Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons, Guardianship of Minors, Termination of Guardianship, Paternity, Restraining Orders, Debt Collection, Visitation/Custody Dispute, 93A Consumer Protection, and General Litigation Before co-founding Cohen Cleary, P.C., Attorney Cohen worked as associate counsel with Schonland & Associates, P.C. Attorney Cohen concentrates her legal practice in the areas of family law, probate and estates, guardianships of minors and incapacitated persons as well as civil litigation. Attorney Cohen is passionate about her work in representing those who are in need of legal representation, and strives...
Robert Finlay
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Taunton, MA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(508) 884-6067 4 Court Street
Suite #108
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
I am originally from Houston, Texas but spent many formative years in New York State. I am a proud husband for the last 8 years and soon to be father of twins. I am an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoy fishing and kayaking. I originally went to law school thinking I would become a corporate lawyer in a large firm but found myself (through experience) wanting to help people one by one and be an independent attorney. I've been an independent for five years and have enjoyed every moment of it.
Eric P. DiMarzio
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Taunton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(508) 971-1251 170 High St
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Roger Williams University School of Law
Thank you for taking time to get to know my practice and all I can offer you as my client. Licensed in Massachusetts my office is conveniently located just south of the Taunton Green with easy access to Routes 24 and 495. I have recently expanded to an office right off Rt. 95 in Warwick, RI. In addition, I meet clients in a satellite office conveniently located right off Route 9 in Worcester. The foundation of my practice is and always will be criminal defense. Some of the types of criminal cases I have handled include drunk driving...
Alexander Nesson
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Taunton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(508) 828-6540 4 Court Street
Suite 105
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
The George Washington University Law School
I represent people going through difficult legal issues. I have represented thousands of cases. I handle a significant amount of trials and litigations. This includes high conflict custody cases along with DCF cases. I have also worked as a GAL and mediator in divorce cases. I had worked in the US AG and DA's office and handled numerous criminal cases
Ronald J. Mone
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South Easton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(508) 238-8801 49 Belmont Street Rear
South Easton, MA 02375
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Western New England University School of Law
I have been practicing law for 24 years. I practice divorce, family, and probate law. I provide a no nonsense approach to the practice of law. I do not tell my clients what they want to hear. I tell it like it is. I return all telephone calls. "Prompt Service Makes a Difference!"
Edward Sharkansky
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Brockton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(508) 587-7977 1342 Belmont Street - Suite 102
Brockton, MA 02301
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Northeastern University
Massachusetts Law Attorney Edward Sharkansky has over 20 years of courtroom experience beginning as a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office. From those experiences he opened his own practice as a criminal defense attorney, providing his legal expertise as a defense and trial attorney to hundreds of clients from all walks of life throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Sharkansky’s practice has evolved into assisting individuals with cases in DUI law, family law, personal injury, and other criminal law issues. As your attorney with a great deal of courtroom and settlement experience, he will work with you throughout the entire...
Josey Lyne Payne Esq.
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Rockland, MA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(781) 871-0257 Eleven Albion Court
Rockland, MA 02370
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
New England Law | Boston
Your Life | Your Lawyer. Attorney Josey Lyne Payne serves families in Southeastern Massachusetts. By having an attorney that associates with other legal professionals, there is no need to hire a multitude of lawyers. Attorney Payne can advocate for your family in many areas of law, providing the expertise needed as well as the personal contact most clients want and need.
Paul F. Lorincz
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Attleboro, MA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703-1019
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Boston College Law School
A PARTNER with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, including mediation and conciliation, corporate and business law, civil litigation, and estate planning. A magna cum laude graduate of Boston College in 1972, Attorney Lorincz graduated from Boston College Law School in 1975 and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Attleboro, Bristol County, and Massachusetts Bar Associations. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Council on...
Ruthanne Withers
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Attleboro, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
An associate with the firm and focuses her practice on domestic relations matters, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt, and modification cases. Attorney Withers graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in 2000 with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. After graduation she worked for two years as a litigation paralegal for a Washington, D.C., personal injury firm. She graduated with her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005 where she participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic. From 2005 through 2013 she was employed as a Staff Attorney at Community Legal Aid specializing...
Brian D. Roman
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North Attleboro, MA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 699-5554 98 Orne St
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roman is a zealous advocate who will provide you with the legal representation you deserve.
Marc Roberts
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Fall River, MA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 672-2322 56 N Main St
Suite 323
Fall River, MA 02720
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Roger Williams University School of Law
My name is Attorney Marc Roberts and I want to let you know a little about me and what I believe about the law. I am a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Bachelorâs of the Arts Degree obtained from majoring in Psychology. I obtained my law degree at Roger Williams University School of Law in 2004. I passed the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Examinations in 2004 and have been a practicing attorney ever since. My career started off as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bristol County District Attorneyâs Office where I was stationed primarily in the...
Jason V. Owens
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Hingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(781) 253-2049 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
Hingham, MA 02043
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Jason is a Partner and Senior Attorney at Lynch & Owens, P.C. whose areas of concentration include divorce, child custody and support, domestic violence, equity and estates litigation, and complex financial probate and family litigation. Originally from Cape Cod, Jason was a journalist, proposal writer and marketing and business development professional in the engineering field before becoming an attorney. Prior to entering private practice, Jason was a Judicial Clerk for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, where he worked closely with twelve Probate and Family Court judges in Barnstable, Bristol and Essex counties. His responsibilities included drafting Judgments, Orders,...
Michael S. Mehrmann
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Kingston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 585-3911 29 Main Street
Kingston, MA 02364
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
James M Lynch
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HIngham, MA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(781) 253-2049 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
HIngham, MA 02043
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
James M. Lynch, has been a practicing attorney since 1977 and is a Principal and the President of Lynch & Owens, P.C. A resident of Hingham since 1983, Jim’s experience as both an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County and as a litigator in all Courts in Massachusetts since 1977 has proven invaluable in his aggressive and professional representation of the clients of Stevenson, Lynch & Owens. Today, Jim specializes in probate and family law, personal injury cases and select areas of criminal law. Jim graduated from Boston College (B.S. 1973) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1976). Jim...
Beth M. Nussbaum
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Sharon, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(781) 327-1907 1 Post Office Square
Sharon, MA 02067
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Boston College Law School
Nussbaum Family Law provides mediation and collaborative representation in family law matters such as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, contested and uncontested divorce, modification or contempt involving issues such as paternity, child custody, parenting time, and support. We believe in a collaborative approach to solving family law issues peacefully whenever possible, to save you the expense, stress, uncertainty and loss of privacy of a court case. In addition to collaborative law and mediation, Nussbaum Family Law provides mediation support services including consulting and document review services. When court is unavoidable, we offer skilled, effective negotiation-based advocacy to achieve your goals and...
Susan A. Fiore
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Canton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(800) 525-6386 793 Washington St
Canton, MA 02021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Kim L. Chamberlain
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Kingston, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(781) 585-3911 29 Main Street
Kingston, MA 02364
Free ConsultationDivorce, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Fall River, MA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(508) 672-8718 209 Bedford Street
Suite 201
Fall River, MA 02720
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
I have been a lawyer in Fall River, Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have practiced extensively in the courts in Bristol County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. My practice focuses on Divorce and Criminal Law including DUI/OUI. I handle all aspects of Family Law including child custody, visitation, father's rights, divorce modifications, separation agreements and property division. I also have an office in Quincy, MA. There is no cost for your first appointment.
Mary E. Bono
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Stoughton, MA Divorce Attorney
(781) 436-8667 247 Washington Street
Suite 20
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth
Attorney Mary E. Bono is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth where she served as both the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the University of Massachusetts School of Law Roundtable Symposium Law Journal and participated in the UMASS Law Immigration Law Clinic. While at the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, Attorney Bono received the Dean's Service Award and the Aquilla Ward Memorial Scholarship Award. Attorney Bono is a member of the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyer's Division of the Bristol County Bar Association and is also a...
Tracy Galloway
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Stoughton, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
1044 Central Street, Suite 201
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Juvenile
Northeastern University School of Law
I work closely and responsively with my clients to get to the heart of their individual situation, to answer all questions, and to tailor a strategy that will be most effective with opposing counsel, and within the court system.
Gail Otis
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Hingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(781) 749-6073 160 Old Derby Street
Suite 452
Hingham, MA 02043
Divorce and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
Gail P. Otis has represented individuals in family law matters, including divorce, modification, child support, alimony, asset and debt division, child custody, removal of children from the Commonwealth, contempt actions, and paternity, for over 17 years. In addition, she has been appointed Guardian ad litem in over 65 cases including family law and elder matters. She is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since 2014, she has been focusing on helping parties to resolve their disputes through mediation, which typically results in a better outcome for the parties and family. In addition to her...
Meghan L Howard
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Foxboro, MA Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(508) 543-0600 132 Central Street
Suite 209
Foxboro, MA 02035
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
I am an enthusiastic advocate for my clients. My firm allows me to practice many areas of the law, but my favorite areas are family law, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal law. I strive to maintain active in the legal community by participating in the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Lawrence Hale
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Carver, MA Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(508) 866-2900 128 Main Street
Suite 7
Carver, MA 02330
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
See my website at www.halelaw.net
John Andrew Ullian
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Braintree, MA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(781) 848-5980 220 Forbes Road, Suite 106
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
University of Toledo
John Ullian received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, his law degree from University of Toledo Law School, a Masters in Education from Northeastern University, and his Doctorate in Education from Boston University. In 1984, John joined the law firm his father, Leonard Ullian, started in 1978 to focus on bankruptcy law, divorce and domestic relations matters, litigation and school law. Today, John runs the Law Firm of Ullian & Associates, P.C., and is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Florida.
Keith C. Elder
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Kingston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 585-4441 68 Evergreen Street
Suite 8E
Kingston, MA 02364
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Judith R. Kaplan
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Norwell, MA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(781) 923-1680 167 Washington Street
Norwell Executive Center
Norwell, MA 02061
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Villanova University School of Law
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Since 2000, Judith R. Kaplan has been providing quality and personalized Massachusetts divorce mediation services to families. Her mission is to help clients minimize the financial and psychological impacts of separation and divorce. She listens, facilitates communication and organizes the divorce mediation process to minimize stress and the feeling of helplessness that often accompanies the daunting separation and divorce process. Clients will discuss their goals and the short and long term implications of different options during divorce mediation meetings. She helps couples identify and resolve issues involving: parenting challenges, child custody, child support and alimony, mortgage...
Morgan Bernal
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Sharon, MA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(617) 901-0052 15 S. Main Street, #125
Sharon, MA 02067
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
I practice divorce, family law and child welfare law in the greater Boston area. My goal is to assist both men and women in divorce, child custody and support proceedings and paternity, in addition to modifications that arise post judgement. Child welfare matters such as guardianship, parental termination and special education advocacy are a passion of mine, as children have little to no voice in the courtroom. I have extensive experience working with victims in court, particularly women and children who were physically or sexually abused. Most victims want an attorney who "just gets it," and it has...
Ira Yellin
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(508) 528-8885 693 E. Central Street
Suite 201
Franklin, MA 02038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
New England Law | Boston
Law Offices of Ira C. Yellin, LLC, a Massachusetts law firm with offices in Franklin, has served the community for 30 years. We serve the communities of Franklin, Bellingham, Attleboro, N. Attleboro, Foxboro, Medway, Milford, Millis, Norfolk, Wrentham, and surrounding areas. We dedicate ourselves to seeing clients successfully work through complicated and challenging legal issues. We are readily available to assist you with your most urgent and pressing legal needs.
Lynnea Taylor
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Braintree, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 849-9800 817 Washington Street
Suit 202
Braintree, MA 02184
Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Lynnea Taylor was born and raised in Connecticut. In 1999, she received her B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry from Quinnipiac (College) University, Hamden, Connecticut. After relocating to Massachusetts in 2000, she began a career with the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. In 2007, she received her J.D., cum laude, from New England School of Law, Boston, where she served on the New England Law Review. During her studies, Lynnea turned her attention to constitutional law, ultimately co-authoring, with Lawrence Friedman, the treatise THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE CONSTITUTION (Oxford University Press). Following her graduation, Lynnea served as a Law...
David Callahan
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Mansfield, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 372-1200 20 Cabot Blvd., Suite 300
Mansfield, MA 02048
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts, Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court of the Commonwealth.

Attorney David L. Callahan has been practicing law for over ten years. His primary focus is domestic relations including divorce, custody, modification actions, child support, alimony, paternity, guardianship, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Having been involved in thousands of family law matters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he puts that experience to use in every case he handles. Attorney Callahan has litigated matters on behalf of people from every walk of life including fathers seeking to enforce their rights, members of the military, the LGBT...
Samuel W. Fern
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Canton, MA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 525-6386 793 Washington St
Canton, MA 02021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Frank Gaynor III
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Norfolk, MA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(508) 528-8400 P.O. Box 186
Norfolk, MA 02056
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Boston College
The Law Office of Frank Gaynor has advised hundreds of Massachusetts clients about family law matters since 1980. If you need assistance in dealing with your family situation, or would just like to learn what options are available to you, please visit our website to learn more about the issues involved in various types of family law actions. www.GaynorLegal.com
Laurie P. Mullen
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Fall River, MA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(508) 679-9811 161 Lindsey Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Over 23 years of experience in all phases of family law. Locations in Fall River and Rehoboth. Serving Bristol and Plymouth Counties. Divorce mediation services offered.
Matthew Aspden
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Somerset, MA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(508) 674-0890 1026 County St
Somerset, MA 02726
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Nicholas Nashawaty Jr
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Braintree, MA Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(781) 848-8545 654 Washington
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Real Estate
Attorney Nicholas T. Nashawaty Jr. and Attorney Lindsay P. Rand founded the bankruptcy and real estate law firm of Nashawaty & Rand in 1983. With a main office in Braintree, the firm has remained committed to the aggressive pursuit of outstanding results for its clients for over 25 years.
Alexander Matulewicz
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Walpole, MA Divorce Lawyer
1600 Boston Providence Highway
Walpole, MA 02081
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Susannah Brown
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Pembroke, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(781) 829-6870 100 Schoosett Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Emory University School of Law
At the Law Offices of Susannah L. Brown we specialize in Divorce and Family Law. Call us today for a free consultation.We have offices on the South Shore (Pembroke) and Cape Cod (West Dennis)
Paul Lancia
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Fall River, MA Divorce Attorney
(774) 929-0565 PO Box 9502 Providence 02940
Fall River, MA 02940
Divorce, Animal, Domestic Violence and Family
Law practice providing legal representation and consulting services to individuals and business. Firm associates practicing in the areas of commercial law and litigation, business and real estate law, construction law criminal defense, domestic relations, personal injury and civil rights; special education/disabilty law, estate probate and litigation. Admiralty, Maritime and Marine Salvage law. International matters with a legal significance. Immigration, Visas, Contracts, Import/Export Experienced working within EU countries. Subspecialty practice of representation of motorcyclists and motorcyclist organizations with issues involving motorcycle specific laws and enforcement; lobbying; injuries resulting while operating a motorcycle and related legal matters. Providing pro bono legal services to deserving individuals and...
Mr. Paul Edward Clancy Jr.
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Brockton, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 586-6777 71 Legion Parkway Suite 24
Brockton, MA 02301
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
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Law Office of Paul E. Clancy Jr.
Mr. Martin Murphy
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Norwood, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(781) 285-8989 30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Martin Murphy was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1993. He currently serves on the MWI Boston Municipal & District Court Mediation Panel. He is a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Collaborative Law Committee and Mediation Committee. Marty brings his widespread experience in family business to his work with clients. He has an extensive background in business operations, management and ownership structures. He was a second-generation executive in his own family’s business and has held key positions in other closely held and family owned businesses. For more than 15 years he has provided...
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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.