Framingham, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Dennis Benzan Esq.
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I provide exceptional legal representation in all areas of family law. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family! Call for a free consultation, visit my website to see results and testimonials. Read More »
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Christopher H. Mingace
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Attorney Christopher H. Mingace has practiced law in the state of Massachusetts for the past 25 years, helping families navigate the complex legal world in which we live. Attorney Mingace began his career as a solo... Read More »
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Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 13 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. ...
Victor A. Denaro
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(508) 620-5320 945 Concord St
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I continue representing Debtors, who are average people who have usually been hit with bad situations, like job loss, medical treatment and the overwhelming bills or divorce. I continue to help them get relief from unmanageable debt in a number of ways, like debt workout or through the Bankruptcy Court with the filing of a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. I have 33 years experience in the Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts and with the appointed chapter 7 and chapter 13 trustees in Massachusetts which helps when navigating the case through to its conclusion which is the discharge of...
Matthew Barach
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 209-7080 40 Speen Street, Suite 205
Framingham, MA 01701
Family and Divorce
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...
Christopher H. Mingace
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(508) 626-8500 276 Union Ave
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Christopher H. Mingace has practiced law in the state of Massachusetts for the past 25 years, helping families navigate the complex legal world in which we live. Attorney Mingace began his career as a solo practitioner helping families in the areas of personal injury, business formation, bankruptcy, family law, criminal law, real estate transactions and basic wills and trusts. Clients have given him great trust to help generations of their family members. Attorney Mingace prides himself in zealous representation of his clients. He finds reliable attorneys to assist family members when they seek assistance in areas in which he...
Howard Lewis
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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
David L. Rubin
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(508) 875-9797 929 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Family, Divorce 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,...
Joseph Robert Leone
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 820-8700 1101 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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
Melissa DiBenedetto
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 626-8500 276 Union Ave
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationFamily, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Sarah De Oliveira
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer
(508) 620-1529 47 Franklin Street
Suite 2A
Framingham, MA 01702
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(508) 872-4856 929 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Victor A. Denaro
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience

I continue representing Debtors, who are average people who have usually been hit with bad situations, like job loss, medical treatment and the overwhelming bills or divorce. I continue to help them get relief from... Read More »
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Justin Lee Kelsey
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Southborough, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 655-5980 9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
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.
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...
Yuliya M. Fisher-Nayyer
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Natick, MA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 843-0750 220 N. Main Street
Suite 301
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Attorney and Mediator assisting clients in family law and child welfare issues, throughout the Greater Boston area.
Lisa J Smith
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Natick, MA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(508) 652-0011 220 North Main Street, Suite 301
Natick, MA 01760
Family and Divorce
University of Colorado - Boulder
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Wellesley Hills, MA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Family 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...
Joel A. Abu
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Marlborough, MA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(508) 254-4156 616 Boston Post Rd., Ste. 9
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationFamily
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I have been an attorney since the year 2000. I have frequently volunteered to help the indigent for several legal aid societies to offer them competent legal representation. I concentrate in the area of family law. A great majority of my work has dealt with domestic violence issues.
Irwin Pollack
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Southborough, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 502-7002 304 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Family and Divorce
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.
Craig M Higgins
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Marlborough, MA Family Law Lawyer
(508) 499-8593 11 Apex Drive, Suite 300A
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Steve Morte
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Marlborough, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 481-2332 74 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Employment
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...
Sarah Briones
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Marlborough, MA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 460-8324 207 Main Street
2nd Floor
Marlborough, MA 01752
Family, Divorce 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...
Robert Gilkes Clark
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Hudson, MA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(978) 212-5044 213 Main Street, Suite 201
Hudson, MA 01749
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Divorce
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...
Stephen P. Kelly
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Westborough, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 983-1479 1900 West Park Drive, Suite 280
Westborough, MA 01581
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Boston University School of Law
Steven Ballard
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Wellesley Hills, MA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(781) 591-2750 354 Washington Street
Suite 323
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
John-Paul (Jack) LaPre
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Marlborough, MA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(855) 479-7107 277 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Family, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
Western New England University School of Law
Robyn Frye Honig
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Natick, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 361-0895 21 Eliot Street, Suite 1
Natick, MA 01760
Family, Appeals and Personal Injury
Emory University School of Law
Jonathan E. Fields
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Wellesley, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(781) 489-6776 20 William Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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
Mr.  Earl Titlebaum
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Hopkinton, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 435-0333 210 Hayden Rowe
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Shelah Feiss
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Wellesley, MA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(781) 466-8777 60 Walnut St
FL 3
Wellesley, MA 02481
Family
Sheryl Dennis
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Wellesley, MA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(781) 489-6776 20 William Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Janet Hope Magenheim
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Newton, MA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(617) 965-1112 275 Grove Street
Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Marlene Shiner
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 22 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...
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
Meghan L. Howard joined Stopa & Associates as an Associate Attorney in July 2015. Ms. Howard focuses her practice in family law, divorce, personal injury, criminal defense.

A native of Jupiter, Florida, Ms. Howard received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Central Florida in 2011. During her time at the University of Central Florida, Ms. Howard was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Ms. Howard was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while she attended Palm Beach State College prior to transferring to the University of Central...
Edward Krippendorf
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Westwood, MA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Edward Krippendorf, a partner at Eisenstadt, Krippendorf, and Galvin, has years of experience helping clients in need of legal help. He focuses his practice in Criminal Defense and Family Law, areas in which he prides himself on the outcomes that he gets for his clients.

As a seasoned criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Krippendorf vigorously defends his clients in District and Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts as well as the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. He handles all range of criminal cases from Misdemeanors in District Court, to Felonies carrying a potential life sentence in Superior Court. He is noted as being...
Beth M. Nussbaum
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Sharon, MA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(781) 327-1907 15 Highland St.
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...
Christopher DiBella
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Burlington, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 262-3338 127 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
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...
Kevin Patrick Seaver
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(617) 263-2633 8 Whittier Place, Suite 104
Boston, MA 02114
Family, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Tulane University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Kevin Patrick Seaver is a trusted, experienced Lawyer 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 Patrick Seaver successfully defends clients from all over the state of Massachusetts. He has represented over 1000 families in and out of court and has experience in litigation, negotiation and trial court. His 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 in...
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.
Susannah Brown
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Westwood, MA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
190 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Emory University School of Law
Susannah Brown practices primarily in Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in a full range of family matters including divorce, child custody, parenting plans, child support, alimony and marital property division. Her experience extends to post divorce issues as well, such as modifications, contempt actions, adoptions and guardianships. Attorney Brown is also a Certified Mediator. Whether providing amicable mediation or acrimonious litigation, she will pursue the best possible results. Attorney Brown is dedicated to both aggressive representation, and compassionate advocacy for your rights and needs, in an effective, expeditious and affordable manner.

Attorney Brown received her J.D. from...
Todd D. Beauregard
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Lowell, MA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 275-1919 25 Central Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce 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 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
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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.