Westborough, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers

Anthony J. Luzzo
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Experienced defense attorney in court every day advocating for my clients.

As a lifelong resident of Worcester County, Attorney Anthony J. Luzzo remains active in numerous community organizations and activities. In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Accounting and... Read More »
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John D. Keeton Jr.
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Westborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 49 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.
Alan Leslie Rosenfield
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Westborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(508) 366-6688 114 Turnpike Road, Suite 101A
Westborough, MA 01581
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Married, father of 2, practicing law since 1983.

Alan advocates forcefully on behalf of all clients. He is responsive to each client’s needs, and is an effective advocate.

Attorney Alan Leslie Rosenfield over the course of his 36 years has successfully represented clients in the Massachusetts Supreme Court; Superior Courts in the Commonwealth involving civil and criminal cases; District Courts in the Commonwealth involving civil and criminal cases; the Juvenile Courts and Clerk’s Hearings in Worcester County; Middlesex County; Hampshire County; and Suffolk County.

Attorney Alan Leslie Rosenfield intentionally concentrates in all aspects of divorce; criminal defense; personal injury, including...
Stephen P. Kelly
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Westborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 983-1479 1900 West Park Drive, Suite 280
Westborough, MA 01581
Divorce, Appeals, Criminal and Family
Boston University School of Law
Marianne Desrosiers
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Westborough, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 986-9966
Ext. 103
1900 West Park Drive
Westborough, MA 01581
Divorce and Personal Injury
Irwin Pollack
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Southborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 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.
Jane Fraier
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Northborough, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 393-1842 9 Monroe Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Divorce
Larri Parker Esq
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 32 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.
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Southborough, MA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 655-5980 9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
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.
Mandy M. Hebert
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 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...
Howard Lewis
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 26 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
Anthony J. Luzzo
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 798-8000 446 Main Street
Suite 1510
Worcester, MA 01608
Divorce and DUI
New England Law | Boston
As a lifelong resident of Worcester County, Attorney Anthony J. Luzzo remains active in numerous community organizations and activities. In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Accounting and Finance from Bentley University. He earned his law degree from The New England School of Law in Boston in 2008.

Following law school, Anthony was employed by a major Boston law firm where he focused on complex medical malpractice and product liability defense. He returned to Worcester to concentrate on the representation of individuals instead of corporations and government institutions.

In 2012, Anthony founded Revelli & Luzzo, P.C....
Elizabeth K. Halloran
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(508) 425-6330 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
New England Law | Boston
Elizabeth K. Halloran, Associate Attorney with the firm concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, personal injury, litigation and real estate. Ms. Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior to joining Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, Ms. Halloran practiced in a general practice in Leominster, focusing on both Criminal Defense and Family Law matters. Ms. Halloran was a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior...
Lawrence Army
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 23 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.
Mr. Robert W Kovacs Jr.
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 11 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.
Craig M Higgins
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer
(508) 499-8593 11 Apex Drive, Suite 300A
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
Craig M. Higgins earned his J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover During Craig's law studies he received numerous honors, including multiple CALI excellence for the future awards and participated in the Colleges Trial Advocacy competition in 2017 and 2018, where the team placed #4 in the National Competition and #1 in the Northeast Region.

Prior to law school, Craig earned his B.A., from the University of Massachusetts Boston, cum laude and certificate from the Massachusetts Bay Community College, where he was commencement speaker at the 50th Commencement exercises in 2012. Craig has a background as a real...
Brian Murphy
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 13 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,...
Geoffrey Robert German
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(508) 798-9923 108 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Divorce and Family
Attorney Geoffrey R. German graduated Cum Laude in 1981 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst as a Commonwealth Scholar. He received his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts in 1984. He has been practicing law in Worcester, Massachusetts since 1985, specializing in the practice of family law in the Worcester Probate & Family Court. His expertise includes divorce, custody, paternity, modifications and all post-divorce litigation. Website: http://www.geoffreygerman.com Attorney German has established enduring professional relationships with clients lasting beyond their immediate legal needs. His clients view him as their family lawyer and call upon...
Sarah Briones
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 25 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...
Brian Waller
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(508) 986-9966 250 Commercial Street
Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
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...
Robert Gilkes Clark
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Hudson, MA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(978) 212-5044 213 Main Street, Suite 201
Hudson, MA 01749
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals and Family
New York University School of Law and American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Clark graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989. He earned his J.D. in 1994 from the Washington College of Law at American University, where he served as managing editor of the Law Review, and his LL.M. in taxation in 1995 from the New York University School of Law. He was admitted to practice in New York in 1995 and Massachusetts in 2002.

Attorney Clark began his career in corporate tax, where he specialized in the global tax optimization of multinational corporate entities. Personal experience led to a career change, and Rob quickly learned that divorce is not like other litigation: It...
Michael J. Tremblay
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(508) 485-4500 277 Main St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Divorce and Bankruptcy
New England Law | Boston
John-Paul (Jack) LaPre
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Marlborough, MA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(855) 479-7107 277 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Family
Western New England University School of Law
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...
David L. Rubin
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 39 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,...
Jacqueline D. Cameron Chappell
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 13 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...
Joseph Robert Leone
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney with 22 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
Nicole Reeves Lavallee
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WORCESTER, MA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(508) 425-6945 250 COMMERCIAL STREET
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WORCESTER, MA 01608
Divorce, Family, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Reeves Lavallee, P.C. is a Worcester area law firm offering services as a general practitioner to the public, focusing mainly on family law, probate, and buying & selling of real estate. One of the top three areas of law in the industry is currently family law, specifically pertaining to divorces, custody, and modifications. Our attorney’s have years of experience in these specific fields to assist the needs of the community. Probate law and estate planning is on the rise, because the baby boomers are now either: (1) seeking to draft wills and do estate planning, or (2) passing away, thus...
Stephen E. Dawley
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(508) 879-8717 276 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Divorce, Criminal, Probate and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
I have extensive experience across a number of areas of the law. During my career I have made thousands of court appearances and have substantial experience probating estates, representing people charged with crimes, people buying and selling real estate, and people going through a divorce. I provide individualized attention to my clients and respond promptly to emails, telephone calls, and other communications.
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...
Mr Raymond P. Bilodeau
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(774) 317-8093 P. O. Box 93
Worcester, MA 01613
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Elder
Adam D. Schmaelzle
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Worcester, MA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(774) 314-9124 47 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Adam D. Schmaelzle received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. In pursuit of that degree, he set out to expand his knowledge of Juvenile Law and Children and Families Law at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, MA, and the Department of Children and Families Law Department in Arlington, MA. He also developed a greater understanding of Adult Criminal Law during his time clerking for a well respected criminal defense attorney in Boston, MA.

Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, Attorney Schmaelzle set up several corporations and...
Mary Beth Ayvazian
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Worcester, MA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(508) 205-0055 340 Main Street
Suite 302
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
As a skilled family law practitioner, Mary Beth is passionate about her work and cares deeply about her clients. This reflects in everything she does. In family law, probate law and bankruptcy, having an attorney who cares enough to work hard and fight for your best interests makes all the difference.
Joshua Robbins
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Ave.
Framingham, MA 01702
Divorce
Ann Karpenski
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Framingham, MA Divorce Attorney
(508) 231-5765 665 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Divorce
Marc Schmelkin
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer
(508) 231-5765 665 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Divorce
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Divorce Lawyer with 13 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. ...
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...
Todd D. Beauregard
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Concord, MA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 275-1919 45 Walden Street #1
Concord, MA 01742
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Practice: Upon graduation from law school and having passed the Massachusetts Bar Examination in 1995, Attorney Beauregard joined the law firm of Palma Law Offices, P.C., in Lowell, Massachusetts. Attorney Beauregard opened his own practice in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2006, whose main office is located at 25 Central Street in Lowell, MA 01852. Since 2006, the firm has grown to meet the increased demand for experienced and ethical legal representation, with offices in Nashua, NH, North Andover, MA and Boston, MA. Attorney Beauregard is licensed to practice in all Massachusetts state courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the United States Federal Court...
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
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/
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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.

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