Brighton Family Lawyers

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Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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I’m an experienced Massachusetts family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
Jill MacDonald
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Free Consultation! Successful Family Law Advocacy Across Massachusetts!

I am a skilled and accomplished family law attorney. I aggressively protect the rights and interests of those with family law matters! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Daniel C. Roache
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Free Consultation! Diligent Family Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable Massachusetts family law 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. Read More »
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Gabriel Cheong
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 273-5110 60 State Street
Suite 700
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Marlene Shiner
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 921-6736 300 Washington Street
Suite 308
Newton, MA 02458
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Cornell University, Osgoode Hall Law School and Harvard Law School
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Thoughtful and thorough, Marlene has honed her professional acumen and her client-centric style by succeeding in some of the most impressive educational and professional environments. Marlene is a licensed attorney in the United States and Canada and, in addition to her J.D., earned her J.S.D. (equivalent to a PhD in Law) from Cornell Law School. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of divorce on parents and their children and on what to do with the family home upon divorce.

Marlene is uniquely qualified to deal with any type of divorce or family law scenario. She is credentialed in mediation...
Angel J. Silvestrini Esq.
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(800) 541-4542 983 Memorial Dr
#102
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers Video ChatFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
Attorney A.J. Silvestrini understand what you're going through. He listens and takes the time to answer your Bankruptcy questions. He is licensed in 5 different states and has represented clients from all over the United States.

From his offices in Newton and Cambridge, he represents Bankruptcy clients in Newton, Wellesley, Natick, Weston, Framingham, and the Greater Boston area.

A.J. provide effective strategies that reduce your levels of anxiety and help you recover financially as quickly as possible. He understands how overwhelming it can be to deal with mounting financial obligations and he is here to lend a...
Joe Serpa
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 936-0201 20 Park Plaza
#400A
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Georgetown University Law Center
Attorney Joe Serpa is a criminal and civil trial attorney located in Boston with a winning record in the trial courts of Massachusetts. With an innovative and assertive approach to the law, Attorney Serpa has successfully defended his clients in serious felony prosecutions charging murder to sexual assault to operating under the influence of alcohol (DWI / OUI). He has consistently tried cases to acquittal before juries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Serpa's clients have been found not guilty in ninety percent of those trials over nearly two decades. ...
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(617) 542-5542 One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Offers Video ChatFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
JEFFREY A. SOILSON is a partner at Fitch Law Partners LLP where he represents clients in a broad range of divorce, family law and probate litigation matters. Mr. Soilson is the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). He serves as a certified divorce mediator, family law arbitrator, trained conciliator and court-approved parenting coordinator - often in an effort to reduce the negative impact of high-conflict litigation on children of divorce and separation. Volunteering and providing leadership in organizations that...
Kevin Patrick Seaver
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(617) 263-2633 8 Whittier Place, Suite 1A
Boston, MA 02114-1498
Family, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Tulane University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Kevin Seaver is a trusted, experienced Lawyer since 1991 and is a recognized expert who successfully protects and defends his clients against the Department of Children and Families. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the Law Office of Kevin Seaver successfully defends clients from all over the state of Massachusetts. Kevin Seaver has represented over 1000 families in and out of court and has experience in litigation, negotiation and trial court. Kevin Seaver's prolific record in trials has earned him a distinguished reputation and was subsequently recognized by the New York times as a Distinguished Lawyer for his contributions to Law...
Daniel C. Roache
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(617) 778-1000 529 Main St
#128
Boston, MA 02129
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Boston University School of Law
Dan Roache has been Of Counsel to the Bellotti Law Group, P.C. for many years. Prior to coming to Bellotti Law Group, he practiced in Boston, Massachusetts. His practice is focused in the area of Family Law. Over the past twenty-five years, Dan has practiced before the Probate Courts of Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable and Worcester counties.

Thoroughly knowledgeable in the family law process, Dan has handled numerous complex family law matters involving contested custody cases, child removal matters, business valuations, support and alimony matters, forensic evaluations and complex tracing issues concerning assets of mixed character. He has tried...
Erin Whelan Pennock
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Belmont, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 489-2288 83 Leonard Street
Suite 6
Belmont, MA 02478
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Ryan S. Caselden
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 863-6447 111 Rice Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Brian Waller
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(781) 591-2785 529 Main St
Charlestown, MA 02129
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCharlestown, MA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
George Papachristos
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and Federal Bar
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Susan A. Fiore
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

I help clients in family law, social security disability, workers’ compensation, personal injury, and probate cases. Read More »
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David Feldman
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(617) 227-0290 11 Beacon Street, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Practice limited to divorce, family law and divorce mediation.
Freya Allen Shoffner
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(617) 369-0111 800 Boylston Street
Suite 1600
Boston, MA 02199
Offers Video ChatFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
After ten years in business herself, Freya Shoffner gave up her search for a good lawyer for her small company and her family and went to law school. Her goal was to build a law firm that could take care of a small business’ every legal need – from the initial brainstorm, through the years of careful tending, to the flood of profits when the benefits are secured for generations to come. She also wanted that firm to give families, in all asset brackets, the best estate planning possible. Freya reached her goal, and now Boston has a law...
Dennis Benzan Esq.
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Attorney
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Roger Williams University School of Law
Christopher DiBella
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 870-0907 100 Cambridge Street, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Everyone deserves committed legal representation, and Attorney Christopher DiBella has dedicated his legal career to exceeding clients' expectations in every case. The first of his family to attend college, he proceeded to graduate from law school with honors. Since opening DiBella Law Offices, P.C. in 2004, he has earned numerous awards. He was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2017, and has been awarded "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also has been named "Rising Star" by Boston Magazine – an honor achieved by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the...
Roderick S. Oreste
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 871-9662 75 Arlington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roderick S. Oreste is the principal attorney of Oreste Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before founding his law firm, Rod spent over 12 years working for New England's beloved baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. During his tenure there, he held several management positions in the Public Affairs department and acted as the Red Sox alumni liaison. He dealt with all issues concerning former Red Sox players and coaches...
Thomas E. Hogan II
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Waltham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(978) 710-9987 738 Main Street #199
Waltham, MA 02451
Family, Administrative, Employment and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Tom Hogan practices in the areas of employment law, real estate, land use, and professional licensing. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (B.A., double major in Russian and History, 2005 ) and New England Law | Boston (J.D., 2009), where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, co-chair of the Executive Office on Alumni Relations, and the Executive Budget and Appropriations Committee. Tom has a diverse array of experience in the field of administrative law. While a student, Tom served as a student law clerk for Administrative Law Judges in both the Appellate Tax...
Nicholas J. LaFountain
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Watertown, MA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(617) 926-8944 507 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Kevin M. Dwyer Jr.
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Waltham, MA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(781) 760-9662 707 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Probate
Suffolk University
Former Assistant District Attorney in Boston, MA providing professional, prepared and passionate advocacy with extensive jury trial experience focusing on criminal defense, family law, litigation, land use/zoning matters in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Lauren Popovitch
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Attorney
(617) 863-7847 2294 Massachusetts Avenue 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Albany Law School
Popovitch Law LLC practices Divorce and Family Law at the highest level of skill, knowledge, and experience. Lauren Popovitch is a premier Boston Divorce and Family Lawyer with a reputation for excellence and a strong record of success. Lauren Popovitch is committed to achieving the best outcome for you and your family.
Christopher Vaughn-Martel Esq.
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 357-4898 1180 Washington Street
Suite 101
Boston, MA 02118
Family
Suffolk University Law School
Chris is the founding partner and principal of Vaughn-Martel Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to founding Vaughn-Martel Law in 2006, Chris worked as a Clerk and First Year Associate for a small real estate firm on Boston's South Shore. Chris is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, as well as the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association. He serves as...
Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Michael L. Rich
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Waltham, MA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(781) 373-1582 37 Middlesex Circle
Unit 21
Waltham, MA 02452
Free ConsultationFamily and Juvenile
Howard University School of Law and Northeastern University
Protecting families in Massachusetts since 1982. Concentrating in Children's and Family Law. Primarily defending parents accused of abuse or neglect during DCF investigations, assessments, Fair Hearings, and court proceedings.
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Rhonda S Boule
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(617) 969-0400 2120 Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 204
Newton, MA 02466
Family, Business, Construction and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Rhonda Boulé has over 20 years experience in family law, business litigation, construction contracts and disputes, and landlord/tenant disputes. She is a founding partner of Ferraro & Boulé, Attorneys at Law, established in 2006, and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has appeared as counsel in cases in the Probate & Family Court, Superior Court, District Court, and Land Court, as well as in various administrative forums. Ms. Boulé's family law practice encompasses all matters...
Katharine G. Kelly
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(617) 203-8500 233 Needham Street
Suite 540
Newton, MA 02464
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
I concentrate my practice on all areas of divorce and family law litigation and mediation, including separation agreements, child custody and parenting plans, alimony, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity, guardianship, modification, and contempt proceedings. In addition to representing one spouse in a family law matter, I am a trained mediator who helps couples amicably resolve their disputes.

I believe in innovative solutions to complex family problems. I am a compassionate advisor, zealous advocate and creative problem solver, blending law and human services to provide my clients with choices, practical legal guidance and strategic advice while staying focused on each...
Steven Ballard
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(781) 591-2750 One Boston Place, Suite 2600
201 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Adam Rowe
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(617) 367-6767 77 Franklin Street
Third Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Adam A. Rowe is a trial attorney and a partner at the Boston, Crowe & Dunn. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland (Joint English and History, Master of Arts Honours Degree), and earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School (Magna Cum Laude) in 1996, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board.
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Attorney Rowe is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Maine, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts & Maine, and the First...
Jill MacDonald
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(617) 778-1000 529 Main St
#128
Boston, MA 02129
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Lisa Marino
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Newton, MA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(617) 964-8090 288 Walnut St
Newton, MA 02460
Family and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Brandy Bustamante
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(617) 642-3787 27 School Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
Offers Video ChatFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
James Benjamin
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(617) 431-8071 90 Canal Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Marion Lee Wasserman
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(781) 449-4815 100 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Family and Divorce
Harvard Law School
Marion Lee Wasserman is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (Certified Member). In addition, she is on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. As the founder and sole proprietor of Reach Accord Law and Mediation Services*, Marion Lee Wasserman has been specializing in family and divorce matters for over ten years. Her practice is currently dedicated exclusively to these areas of practice. Marion formerly assisted businesses with technology-related legal matters....
Victoria C. Spetter
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NEWTON, MA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(617) 817-8689 1340 Centre Street, Suite 103
NEWTON, MA 02459
Offers Video ChatFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Attorney Spetter dedicates her practice exclusively to Family & Criminal Law. She has been practicing exclusively in these fields since 1995. Whether you wish to resolve your case amicably with a dedicated and experienced negotiator by your side, or you need a strong litigator fighting for you before the court, Attorney Spetter is comfortable in both of these roles. She is also a trained mediator and is trained in Collaborative Law. Attorney Spetter is licensed in NY, NJ & FL in addition to MA (where her firm is located).
Deborah Danger
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Newtonville, MA Family Law Lawyer
(617) 340-3231 60 Austin Street, Suite 210
Newtonville, MA 02460
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
DangerLaw, LLC is a law firm specializing in affairs of the heart. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, we specialize in divorce law, custody, estate planning, post-death estate administration, and guardianship. We often see the best people at the hardest moments of their lives. As a result, we plan for the unexpected so that we can help protect your and your family's assets. We support you to put your family first. We work hard to make sure your children experience an optimal transition with as little stress as possible during challenging times. And we help put your mind at ease during the...
Jo Ann Citron Ph.D.
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(617) 326-1300 233 Needham Street
Suite 300
Newton, MA 02464
Family and Divorce
Matthew Solomon
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Arlington, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 201-9060 190 Mystic Valley Parkway
Arlington, MA 02474
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northeastern University School of Law
Carl Emilio D'Angio Jr
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Waltham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(781) 894-6028 11 Spring St
Waltham, MA 02451
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Greg Krikorian
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 844-7401 185 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Suite 416
Cambridge, MA 02138
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Wyckoff Nissenbaum
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Somerville, MA Family Law Attorney
(617) 410-6467 775 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The Law Office of Wyckoff Nissenbaum concentrates in Divorce and Family Law matters. Contact Wyckoff Nissenbaum to discuss your case specific situation.
David Hoffman
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(617) 439-4700 101 Arch Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Harvard Law School
My profile / bio can be found at www.BLC.law.
Nicholas Iannuzzi Jr
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Needham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(781) 239-8900 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494
Family and Divorce
Nicholas A. Iannuzzi, Jr., is a partner who practices in the areas of Civil Litigation, Family Law and Zoning and Permitting. Mr. Iannuzzi graduated from Boston College in 1988 earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in 1991. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1991 and was also admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts in 1992, the California Bar in 1994, the Florida Bar in 2000, and the United States Supreme Court in 2002. From 2001 to the present, Attorney Iannuzzi has acted as a Guardian Ad Litem...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.

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