Upton, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

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Irwin Pollack
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Southborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 502-7002 304 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Irwin M. Pollack founded one of the largest divorce and family law firms in the Massachusetts region, Pollack Law Group, P.C., and employs a team of quality attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals. In addition, he hosts a weekly radio segment, Talking About Divorce, and created Co-Parenting After Divorce, another radio segment. He passionately educates fellow attorneys and the general public in family law and regularly travels around Massachusetts to lead divorce workshops and seminars. Attorney Pollack is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut and has successfully represented thousands of clients.
Melanie Soloman
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Milford, MA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(508) 808-4944 14 South Bow Stret
Milford, MA 01757
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Kevin D. Quinlan
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Uxbridge, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 723-6384 Suite 201
P.O. Box 248
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
New England Law | Boston
John D. Keeton Jr.
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Westborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 48 years experience
14 South Street
2nd Floor
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Employment
New England Law | Boston
For over 40 years, I have been a trial attorney, mediator, and conciliator in the Massachusetts and federal courts. I am admitted to practice in the trial and appellate Massachusetts and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. I am the principal and founder of Mass Mediators, which was established by a team of trained and experienced attorney mediators and retired Massachusetts Trial Court Judges.
14 Havard Street
Worcester, MA 01545
P.O. Box 146
Northborough, MA 01532
Brian Waller
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Westborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(781) 591-2785 150 E Main St
#1251
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
New England Law | Boston
I transitioned to divorce and family law after 15+ years working in accounting and operations for start-up technology companies. I strongly believe lawyers overlook the client experience and often force clients to work their way instead of the best way for the client. This means only being available during regular business hours, poor communication, and a less-than-clear understanding of the law related to their case.

My firm's approach starts with the client. We are committed to flexibility and working for and partnering with every client in the most efficient way for them. For parents, a mid-day meeting is frequently a big...
Stephen P. Kelly
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Westborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(508) 983-1479 1900 West Park Drive, Suite 280
Westborough, MA 01581
Divorce, Appeals, Criminal and Family
Boston University School of Law
Mr.  Earl Titlebaum
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Hopkinton, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 435-0333 210 Hayden Rowe
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Mr. Titlebaum was brought up and educated in the Greater Boston area. After obtaining a Bachelor and Master Degrees in Business Administration, he changed careers. Graduating from law school at age 35 he worked as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting Superior Court cases before starting his own law practice in Framingham. Three years ago Earl Titlebaum left the law firm known as Greenbaum, Titlebaum & Estrine to provide individual legal services to his clients in the Metro-west area. Based in Hopkinton and with over thirty years of experience, he practices law in a creative atmosphere with cost efficient services to the clientele. "My...
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
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
8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 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.
Brian D. Roman
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North Attleboro, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 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.
Mandy M. Hebert
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(508) 692-9151 340 Main Street Suite 302
Worcester, MA 01609
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
The legal process can be overwhelming and intimidating. I strive to provide calm through the legal storm. As an experienced family law litigator, I work diligently to meet all of your legal needs including all aspects of divorce proceedings, child custody issues, restraining orders, child support, alimony, modifications and contempts. When clients work with me, they know they will get an aggressive attorney who will fight for their rights, while meeting their needs with sensitivity. I help the legal process make sense. I attended college at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and...
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. ...
Jason Carrozza
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Medway, MA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 803-1333 201 Village Street, Suite D
Medway, MA 02053
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...
(508) 803-1333 2 Master Drive, Suite 4
Franklin, MA 02038
Matthew Barach
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 209-7080 40 Speen Street, Suite 205
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Matthew Barach is a seasoned family law and divorce lawyer serving clients throughout Framingham, MA. He offers counsel for same-sex divorce, child custody, paternity, and various other legal issues. Attorney Barach holds a 9.3 Superb Avvo Rating and 20+ years of proven experience. It is Attorney Barach’s goal to resolve his clients’ cases in an efficient manner so that they can move forward with their lives. He is well-versed in all the laws surrounding divorce and similar cases and uses this insight to benefit his clients’ situations. Attorney Barach is also familiar with local judges, giving him an insider perspective...
Mr. Robert W Kovacs Jr.
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 443-4864 131 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am dedicated to working with individuals to work through hardships that life sometimes brings. Our firm handles consumer bankruptcy, family law and injury cases. Many people, through no fault of their own, have debt that overwhelms their life. Bankruptcy is one option that may end this burden. Others face hardships in life at the end of a relationship or injuries and I am there to help through these difficult times to ensure your rights are protected.
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Divorce Lawyer with 4 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...
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
Larri Parker Esq
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(508) 795-0200 490 Shrewsbury Street
Piccadilly Plaza, Suite C
Worcester, MA 01604
Divorce, Business and Family
New England Law | Boston
Larri Tonelli Parker is an experienced divorce mediator, family law attorney and small business advisor. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Florida, Maine and Massachusetts.
Sarah Y. Hubbard
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Medfield, MA Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(508) 359-4043 266 Main Street
Suite 16
Medfield, MA 02052
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Stephen F McDonough Esq.
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Norfolk, MA Divorce Lawyer with 13 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/
Christine Brosnihan
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Dudley, MA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(508) 949-0080 265A West Main Street
Dudley, MA 01571
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Nova Southeastern University
www.affordablelawofworcestercounty.com
(508) 949-0080 287 West Boylston Street
West Boylston , MA 01583
John-Paul (Jack) LaPre
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(855) 479-7107 277 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Family
Western New England University School of Law
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
Michael J. Tremblay
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(508) 485-4500 277 Main St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Divorce and Bankruptcy
New England Law | Boston
Ira Yellin
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Franklin, MA Divorce Lawyer with 31 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.
Sarah Briones
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(508) 460-8324 207 Main Street
2nd Floor
Marlborough, MA 01752
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
After graduating from Boston College in 1988, Attorney Briones attended Suffolk University Law School where she received her JD degree with honors.

?Attorney Briones has over 24 years of experience representing clients in Federal and Massachusetts Courts including Civil, Criminal and Probate and Family Court. Prior to attending law school, Sarah worked for a large insurance Company in Boston. During law school, she worked for a well known personal injury firm also in Boston and was hired as an Associate upon graduation. After working there for several years, Attorney Briones opened her own practice where she has been ever...
Steve Morte
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 481-2332 74 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Employment and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Morte is a second-generation trial attorney; his father was a well-known trial attorney and the founding partner of DiBuono, Morse & Morte. In private practice since 1987, Stephen Morte and the staff at the Law Offices of Stephen G. Morte have provided experienced legal services and excellent client service in thousands of cases. To contact his office, call us at 508-481-2332. Attorney Morte began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in 1979. While there, he prosecuted all crimes, including operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol; drug offenses and sex crimes. Attorney Morte worked in most of the District Courts...
Jonathan E. Fields
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Wellesley, MA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 489-6776 20 William Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Boston University School of Law
Wellesley, MA lawyer, Attorney Jonathan Fields has more than 17 years experience representing clients with a high level of personal care and professionalism. His approach to the complex area of family law is innovative, compassionate and geared to the best interests of his clients. Mr. Fields serves on the executive board of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation. In addition, he co-chairs the Nominating Committee for the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation. Website: http://www.FieldsDennis.com
Yuliya M. Fisher-Nayyer
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Natick, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 843-0750 220 N. Main Street
Suite 301
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Attorney and Mediator assisting clients in family law and child welfare issues, throughout the Greater Boston area.
Joseph Robert Leone
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(508) 820-8700 1101 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Joseph Leone graduated Suma Cum Laude from Suffolk University and Cum Laude from Suffolk University Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Website: http://www.LeoneLawOffices.com
Eric P. DiMarzio
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(508) 971-1251 490 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
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...
(508) 971-1251 170 High St
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 971-1251 469 Centerville Rd.
Ste. 206
Warwick, RI 02886
Lawrence Army
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(508) 793-1900 370 Main St
Suite 900
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Assisting Worcester and the surrounding areas of divorce, real estate, and business litigation, Attorney Larry is especially committed to helping families through a variety of complex family law issues, using intuitive and professional techniques to achieve clients’ goals.
Michael Franklin
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(508) 752-2727 5 State Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western New England University School of Law
Attorney Michael Franklin is a top rated divorce and criminal defense lawyer in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1963 and began his legal internship in the prestigious family law firm of Norman and Ricci in 1984 while a junior at Clark University. He maintained a relationship with this firm throughout law school at Western New England College School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Franklin worked as an associate attorney at Norman and Ricci from 1991 until 1993. Mr. Franklin has maintained his own law practice since 1995. He has been a certified family law...
Brian Murphy
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 762-1397 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Columbia Law School
Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,...
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...
David L. Rubin
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(508) 875-9797 929 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
At the law office of David L. Rubin, Attorney at Law, our mission is to provide quality legal support and counsel to our clients. We have a reputation for thoroughness and preparedness that is widely recognized and respected in the legal community. We work together, with the client, to achieve the most successful client outcome. Our attorneys are committed, experienced lawyers who take our responsibilities seriously, knowing that the results we achieve for our client will have lasting impact on their lives. We assist our clients in the following practice areas: Business & Real Estate Litigation, Divorce & Family Law,...
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.
1044 Central Street, Suite 201
Stoughton, MA 02072
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...
Jacqueline D. Cameron Chappell
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 966-0010 51 Union Street
Suite 118
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Attorney Chappell holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Summa Cum Laude in Political Science and Government from Framingham State University and a Juris Doctorate from UMass School of Law at Dartmouth where she was a Dean’s Honors Fellow mentor, and a research & writing assistant and tutor.  In addition to her legal credentials she has a corporate background which includes positions held within several industries including in architectural engineering, military and government technology contracts, financial investment services and national construction management.

Former partner with civil litigation firm Blais & Parent, J. Cameron Chappell is admitted in several courts including: The United...
(508) 966-0010 Bellingham, MA 02019
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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.