South Walpole, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Jill MacDonald
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Free Consultation! Successful Divorce Law Advocacy Across Massachusetts!

I am a skilled and accomplished divorce attorney. I aggressively protect the rights and interests of those going through a divorce! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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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) Read More »
Daniel C. Roache
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Free Consultation! Diligent Divorce & Family Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable Massachusetts divorce attorney. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results! Visit my website to see client reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation.
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy.
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Stephen F McDonough Esq.
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Norfolk, MA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 359-4043 65 Holbrook St
Suite 270
Norfolk, MA 02056
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
I am a divorce and family law attorney and mediator in Massachusetts, and the owner of Next Phase Legal LLC in Norfolk, MA. I also provide parenting coordination services and am a trained collaborative law practitioner.

For more info about me, you can read my full bio here: http://nextphaselegal.com/about-us/stephen-mcdonough/
Tracy Galloway
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Wrentham, MA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(508) 631-5702 100 Randall Road, #550
Wrentham, MA 02093
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.
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.
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
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...
Sallie Vallely
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Walpole, MA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 404-1850 1600 PROVIDENCE HWY
Suite 221
Walpole, MA 02081
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...
Melinda Markvan
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Walpole, MA Divorce Attorney
(617) 784-6832 420 Main St.
Walpole, MA 02081
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Jason Carrozza
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(508) 803-1333 2 Master Drive, Suite 4
Franklin, MA 02038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Jason M. Carrozza is a partner and founder of Family Legal Partners, P.C. Attorney Carrozza was previously the owner of Carrozza Law Office, P.C., a law firm which also focused on family law and estate planning. In 2014, Jason was selected as a Massachusetts Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers and Boston Magazine. Attorney Carrozza graduated from New England Law with magna cum laude honors. Admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Courts, he is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Attorney Carrozza has been certified to accept trial level state intervention assignments for the Children and...
Sarah Y. Hubbard
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Medfield, MA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(508) 359-4043 266 Main Street
Suite 16
Medfield, MA 02052
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
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.
Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience

Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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Susan A. Fiore
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Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience

University of Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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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
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...
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.
Edward Krippendorf
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Westwood, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
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
Peter Paulousky
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce and Criminal
Attorney Peter Paulousky joined the firm in January 2004. He is a 1992 graduate of New England School of Law, a 1978 graduate of Bryant College and received his MBA from Bryant School of Business in 1984. Mr. Paulousky practices in the area of litigation, representing companies and individuals in complex matters. He also represents individuals in divorce proceedings, probate litigation and select criminal matters. Mr. Paulousky, who is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Florida, is a former Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an Assistant State Attorney in the Dade County (Florida) State Attorneyâs Office. Profile: http://www.dcdclaw.com/attorneys/paulousky/
Susannah Brown
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Westwood, MA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
190 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
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)
Steven David Weil
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Attorney Steven Weil is a shareholder in the firm, who has practiced law in Massachusetts since 1986. He concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, domestic relations and real estate law. He is a 1982 graduate of Union College and a 1986 graduate of Boston University School of Law. Before joining Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, he worked as a staff attorney at South Middlesex Legal services, served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and spent 17 years at two private law firms located in the City of Boston. Attorney Weil regularly appears in the...
Timothy J. Teehan
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer
(774) 571-2893 430 Franklin Village Drive #245
Franklin, MA 02038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Collections and Family
New England Law | Boston
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Michelle Raymond
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Franklin, MA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Attorney Michelle Raymond focuses her practice in mediation, collaborative law, and divorce and probate litigation. Ms. Raymond provides mediation and litigation services for all family-related disputes, including, but not limited to: divorce, child support, post-divorce controversies, parenting plans, paternity matters, separation, estate or guardianship matters, open adoptions, will contests and non-traditional family issues. In addition, she works with families in the areas of adoption and parent coordination. Ms. Raymond is a trained and experienced mediator and has helped clients mediate family and other disputes since 2000. Her mediation services offer a cost-effective alternative for family, probate, civil, and business...
Alexander Matulewicz
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Walpole, MA Divorce Lawyer
1600 Boston Providence Highway
Walpole, MA 02081
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Maria Rockwell
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Franklin, MA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce and Family
Attorney Maria Rockwell focuses her practice on probate and fiduciary litigation, domestic relations and civil appeals. Ms. Rockwell is a summa cum laude graduate of Providence College and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court for several years, working directly with the justices of the court on a wide variety of probate, family and equity issues. Ms. Rockwell serves on the Committee for Public Counsel Services’ Children and the Law Program, on both the trial and appellate panels. The Probate...
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...
Sean Alexander Doherty
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Millis, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 284-3529 709 Main Street
Millis, MA 02054
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
I have represented thousands of clients in my decades as a trial attorney. I am here to zealously advocate for you whatever your legal need might be.
Katherine E Thomas
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Medway, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 346-3805 163 Main Street
Suite 6
Medway, MA 02053
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Meredith A. Stratford
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Canton, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 575-0400 793 Washington Street,
Suite One
Canton, MA 02021
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Colleen E Cunnally
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Franklin, MA Divorce Attorney
(877) 842-1199 9 Summer Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce
Colleen E. Cunnally
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer
(877) 842-1199 9 Summer Street
Suite 201
Franklin, MA 02038
Divorce
Heather Anne O'Connor
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Norwood, MA Divorce Lawyer
11 Vanderbilt Ave
Suite 105
Norwood, MA 02062
Divorce
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 655-5980 160 Speen St. Suite 202
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
Boston University
Using knowledge and training to find fair solutions that help bring an END to disputes. We are a FAMILY that helps other families resolve CONFLICT.
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.
Kristin Weberg
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Dedham, MA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(781) 952-0074 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Weberg has nearly a decade of experience as a zealous, no-stone-unturned advocate for people facing the toughest legal challenges. She provides detail-oriented, holistic counsel with a compassionate approach. Attorney Weberg has represented clients in thousands of matters and has tried both felony and misdemeanor cases before juries, including felony sexual assaults and serious bodily injury cases. She has experience handling all manner of charges, including homicide. As a trial lawyer, Attorney Weberg has extensively litigated a variety of legal issues, including eyewitness identification, coerced confessions, repressed memories, and search and seizure. While practicing in New Hampshire, Attorney Weberg provided...
George Papachristos
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Milton, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 328-7100 500 Granite Ave
#6
Milton, MA 02186
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
Howard Lewis
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
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
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...
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(781) 536-5830 2 Summer Street
Suite 19
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School and Syracuse University
Attorney Gabrielle L. Denby founded The Denby Law Office, P.C. in October 2015, and represents clients in all areas of Family Law & Divorce Litigation, Probate and Estate Planning, and LGBTQ/Same-Sex/Non-Traditional Law in Natick, Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Area.

?While Gabrielle is a trial attorney and zealously represents clients in litigating divorce, complex and high-asset divorce, modification, contempt, custody, separate support, and paternity/parentage actions, she always aims to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation. Gabrielle is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaboration. Consequently, Gabrielle enters each case with the mindset of a negotiator so as to assist...
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 820-3000 188 Concord Street, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Elena Tsizer graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% of her class and, then, earned her Master of Laws degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University. After graduation from law school, she had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, where she conducted research on complex legal issues, wrote legal memoranda, drafted decisions, findings of fact, and conclusions of law while working under close supervision of the Justices. ...
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.
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.
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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.