Salem, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

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.... 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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Anthony C. Adamopoulos
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(978) 744-9591 133 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970
Salem, 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...
Andover, Gloucester, Salem , Lynn Areas, MA 01810
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.
Monique Boucher Lamb
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Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 19 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: ...
Kenneth Elliot Lindauer
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(800) 464-5861 14 Lynde Street
Salem, MA 01970
Free ConsultationSalem, MA Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Northeastern University
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...
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.
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
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
Thomas J. Taranto
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Salem, MA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(978) 825-0070 19 North St
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce
Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(978) 744-6262 16 Front St
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce, Collections and Family
Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(978) 741-1246 11 Derby Square
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce and Family
Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(978) 745-9569 16 Front St
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Salem, MA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(978) 877-5159 70 Washington Street Suite 220
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce
Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(978) 744-7774 70 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce and Family
Salem, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(978) 741-4211 14 Lynde St
Salem, MA 01970
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Teresa Reade
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(978) 767-8383 5 Essex Green Dr.
Suite 23
Peabody, MA 01960
Free ConsultationPeabody, MA Divorce Lawyer with 17 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...
Rudolf Jaworski Jr
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Danvers, MA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(978) 777-1010 10 Liberty Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Divorce
Elizabeth Jones
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Beverly, MA Divorce Lawyer with 8 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
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
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...
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...
(781) 484-1066 400 TradeCenter Drive, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
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...
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.
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.
Ellen Anna Wright
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Tewksbury, MA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(978) 851-2291 1445 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
ELLEN ANNA WRIGHT is the Senior Attorney at Wright Family Law Group in Tewksbury specializing in all aspects of Family Law. She is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Greater Lowell Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She has been recognized by the Client Securities Board for her pro bono contributions was recently recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the top 10 family law attorneys in 2017. She is a volunteer conciliator for the Middlesex County Bar Association. She is a graduate of Salem State College...
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.
(617) 209-2230 75 Second Avenue
Suite 605
Needham, MA 02494
(617) 250-8236 859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
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
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(617) 542-5542 One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Divorce and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Jeffrey A. Soilson specializes in large-asset divorce and high-conflict custody cases. As a partner at Fitch, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) (President-Elect of the MA-AAML), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), Mr. Soilson brings more than 20 years of experience to his cases. Whether litigating a child custody battle and issues over alimony, or mediating a divorce and allocating child-related college expenses, Mr. Soilson is committed to helping people resolve their family matters in a cost-effective, child-centric and dignified manner. For his hard work, Mr. Soilson has earned...
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
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...
Marcia J. Mavrides
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(617) 723-9900 160 State Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce and Family
New England Law | Boston
Marcia Mavrides has been a family law attorney for over 30 years. She has offices in Quincy and Boston. Her areas of practice include divorce, separation, custody, visitation/parenting plans, child support/college expenses, alimony, income attribution, asset division, parental relocation, paternity, grandparents rights, guardianships, modifications, contempt proceedings, restraining orders and mediation. She owes her success to her ability to work closely with each client, helping them toward a comprehensive and clear understanding of the legal process and its impact on their lives. Her goal is to work toward a fair resolution that provides clarity and predictability for her clients long after...
21 McGrath Highway
Suite 402
Quincy, MA 02169
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...
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.
Howard Lewis
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Howard Lewis is a nationally recognized trial attorney that has successfully litigated and brought to verdict over 100 jury trials and over 200 bench trials. Throughout the last two decades of his career, Howard Lewis has represented parties in local and state courts throughout the United States. He believes in personal service and commitment to clients and strives each day to make that a priority. *Voted top divorce attorney in Northeast 2011- 2015 by Arrive Magazine, Superb Rating of 10.0 by Avvo 2011 -2016, and SuperLawyer 2013 -2016. Website: http://HowardLewisLaw.com
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
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...
Jonathan R Eaton Esq.
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Andover, MA Divorce Attorney with 7 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...
Steven Charles Goldwyn
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Cambridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Erin Whelan Pennock
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Belmont, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 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...
Robert Setterbo
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Boston, MA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street
Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Robert Bradley Setterbo II, Esq.’s practice has focused on Family Law and Domestic Relations cases for approximately 7 years in Boston and New Bedford, MA. serving the counties of Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, and Barnstable. He has successfully handled Divorces, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Assets and Debt, Spousal Support (alimony), Child Support, Relocations, Grandparent Visitation, Restraining Orders, and many other issues. Robert has personally handled dozens of cases from intake, through law and motion, hearings and requests for temporary orders, short trials and long trials, post-judgment modification motions and requests for relief. He has the...
(508) 316-9720 555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA 02740
(781) 908-0551 350 Lincoln St. Suite 2400A
Hingham, MA 02043
David Kiley Wilkinson
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Boston, MA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street, Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
David K.Wilkinson is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and started his education when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States. He was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. David received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School and graduated in the top one-third of his class. Co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, David practices family law for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation...
(508) 316-9720 555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA 02740
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Irvine, CA 92612
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San Diego, CA 92108
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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.