East Walpole, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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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.
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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.
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Beth M. Nussbaum
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Sharon, MA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(781) 327-1907 1 Post Office Square
Sharon, MA 02067
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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 Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(800) 525-6386 793 Washington St
Canton, MA 02021
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Sarah Y. Hubbard
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Medfield, MA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(508) 359-4043 266 Main Street
Suite 16
Medfield, MA 02052
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Morgan Bernal
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Sharon, MA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(617) 901-0052 15 S. Main Street, #125
Sharon, MA 02067
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Edward Krippendorf
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Westwood, MA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Susannah Brown
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Westwood, MA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
190 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
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)
William Galvin
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Westwood, MA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Joseph Eisenstadt
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Westwood, MA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Emory University School of Law
Sallie Vallely
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Walpole, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 404-1850 1600 PROVIDENCE HWY
Suite 221
Walpole, MA 02081
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Cynthia MacCausland
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Norwood, MA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(617) 284-3804 470 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Family and Education
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Cynthia E. MacCausland is passionate about the law and committed to providing excellent service to her clients. She believes in honest risk assessment, clear advice, and smart strategies. Cynthia is a Boston based family law and child welfare lawyer. She represents clients in the Probate and Family, Juvenile, and District Court Departments. She is passionate about the law and committed to providing excellent client service. Cynthia enhances access to legal representation to all clients by providing flat fee services through the Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) model. Cynthia’s approach to alternative fee agreements and service models are unique...
George Papachristos
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and Federal Bar
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Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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Mr. Martin Murphy
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Norwood, MA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(781) 285-8989 30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Alexander Matulewicz
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Walpole, MA Family Law Lawyer
1600 Boston Providence Highway
Walpole, MA 02081
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Meredith A. Stratford
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Canton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 575-0400 793 Washington Street,
Suite One
Canton, MA 02021
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Melinda Markvan
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Walpole, MA Family Law Attorney
(617) 784-6832 420 Main St.
Walpole, MA 02081
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Kristin Weberg
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Dedham, MA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(781) 952-0074 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Marc Roberts
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Stoughton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 672-2322 6 Cabot Place
Suite 5
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Roger Williams University School of Law
My name is Attorney Marc Roberts and I want to let you know a little about me and what I believe about the law. I am a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Bachelorâs of the Arts Degree obtained from majoring in Psychology. I obtained my law degree at Roger Williams University School of Law in 2004. I passed the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Examinations in 2004 and have been a practicing attorney ever since. My career started off as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bristol County District Attorneyâs Office where I was stationed primarily in the...
Tracy Galloway
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Wrentham, MA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(508) 631-5702 100 Randall Road, #550
Wrentham, MA 02093
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce 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 Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(508) 543-0600 132 Central Street
Suite 209
Foxboro, MA 02035
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce 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.
Jason Carrozza
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Franklin, MA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(508) 803-1333 2 Master Drive, Suite 4
Franklin, MA 02038
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Frank Gaynor III
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Norfolk, MA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(508) 528-8400 P.O. Box 186
Norfolk, MA 02056
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Stephen F McDonough Esq.
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Norfolk, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 359-4043 65 Holbrook St
Suite 270
Norfolk, MA 02056
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce 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/
Mary E. Bono
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Stoughton, MA Family Law Attorney
(781) 436-8667 247 Washington Street
Suite 20
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
David Callahan
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Braintree, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 372-1200 25 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts, Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court of the Commonwealth.

Attorney David L. Callahan has been practicing law for over ten years. His primary focus is domestic relations including divorce, custody, modification actions, child support, alimony, paternity, guardianship, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Having been involved in thousands of family law matters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he puts that experience to use in every case he handles. Attorney Callahan has litigated matters on behalf of people from every walk of life including fathers seeking to enforce their rights, members of the military, the LGBT...
Cheryl Tracy
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Norfolk, MA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(508) 528-8400 P.O. Box 186
Norfolk, MA 02056
Free ConsultationFamily
Boston College
The Law Office of Frank Gaynor has advised hundreds of Massachusetts clients about family law matters since 1980. Our husband & wife team of attorneys and skilled paralegal can apply their legal knowledge and experience to assist you in successfully resolving your specific family situation. 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.
Marion Lee Wasserman
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 36 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....
Catherine Becker Good
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Dedham, MA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(781) 471-5055 858 Washington St,
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
I have been practicing law for the past 29 years. My areas of concentration are divorce and family law, criminal defense and bankruptcy. I represent clients in all counties across the Commonwealth.

I graduated from Northeastern University, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Business Administration. I received my juris doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

I treat each client as if they are my only client. I am available by phone, email and text.
Richard C. Bremer, Jr
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Dedham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(781) 461-8600 450 Washington Street
Suite 107
Dedham, MA 02026
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Municipal
Boston University School of Law
Alan Pransky
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Dedham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
20 Eastbrook Rd
Dedham, MA 02026
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
In Dedham, Massachusetts, we represent individuals and families in a wide range of areas under the law, including: •Family law and divorce — including all aspects of divorce law, such as child custody, child support and property division, as well as other family law issues, including spousal abuse, paternity and separation •Real estate — including guidance for buyers, sellers, lenders, landlords and tenants in a wide range of transactions and litigation issues •Estate administration and probate — including settling debts, notifying creditors, preparing and filing all documents and resolving any claims against an estate •Civil law — including personal injury, breach of contract and...
Robyn Frye Honig
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Natick, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 361-0895 21 Eliot Street, Suite 1
Natick, MA 01760
Family, Appeals and Personal Injury
Emory University School of Law
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 655-5980 160 Speen St. Suite 202
Framingham, MA 01701
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce 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.
Amber R. Cohen
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Raynham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 880-6677 10 Commerce Way
Raynham, MA 02767
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Areas of practice: Adoption, Divorce, Child Support Modification, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Estate Litigation, Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons, Guardianship of Minors, Termination of Guardianship, Paternity, Restraining Orders, Debt Collection, Visitation/Custody Dispute, 93A Consumer Protection, and General Litigation Before co-founding Cohen Cleary, P.C., Attorney Cohen worked as associate counsel with Schonland & Associates, P.C. Attorney Cohen concentrates her legal practice in the areas of family law, probate and estates, guardianships of minors and incapacitated persons as well as civil litigation. Attorney Cohen is passionate about her work in representing those who are in need of legal representation, and strives...
Paul F. Lorincz
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Attleboro, MA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703-1019
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Boston College Law School
A PARTNER with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, including mediation and conciliation, corporate and business law, civil litigation, and estate planning. A magna cum laude graduate of Boston College in 1972, Attorney Lorincz graduated from Boston College Law School in 1975 and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Attleboro, Bristol County, and Massachusetts Bar Associations. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Council on...
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 820-3000 188 Concord Street, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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. ...
James M Lynch
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HIngham, MA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(781) 253-2049 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
HIngham, MA 02043
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
James M. Lynch, has been a practicing attorney since 1977 and is a Principal and the President of Lynch & Owens, P.C. A resident of Hingham since 1983, Jim’s experience as both an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County and as a litigator in all Courts in Massachusetts since 1977 has proven invaluable in his aggressive and professional representation of the clients of Stevenson, Lynch & Owens. Today, Jim specializes in probate and family law, personal injury cases and select areas of criminal law. Jim graduated from Boston College (B.S. 1973) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1976). Jim...
Ruthanne Withers
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Attleboro, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Josey Lyne Payne Esq.
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Rockland, MA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(781) 871-0257 Eleven Albion Court
Rockland, MA 02370
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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.
George Papachristos
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Milton, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 328-7100 500 Granite Ave
#6
Milton, MA 02186
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
Gabriel Cheong
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Needham, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 209-2230 75 Second Avenue
Suite 605
Needham, MA 02494
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.
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(781) 536-5830 2 Summer Street
Suite 19
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
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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.


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