Haverhill, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Ellen Anna Wright
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ELLEN ANNA WRIGHT is the Senior Attorney at Wright Family Law Group in Tewksbury specializing in all aspects of Family Law. She is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Greater Lowell Bar... Read More »
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Kenneth Elliot Lindauer
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(800) 464-5861 55 Ginty Boulevard
Haverhill, MA 01830
Free ConsultationHaverhill, MA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Northeastern University
Janet Elizabeth Dutcher
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Haverhill, MA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(978) 372-7758 546 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Family, Divorce and Employment
Whittier Law School
Attorney Janet E. Dutcher is a Senior Associate and has been practicing with Kazarosian Law Offices since 1988. She graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute in NY with a Bachelors of Science in 1982 and received her Juris Doctorate from Whittier College of Law in California in 1985. Her practice areas include civil litigation, discrimination, divorce and family law, employment law and personal injury. In addition to practicing in Massachusetts, Attorney Dutcher is also admitted to the California and New Hampshire Bars and has extensive trial and litigation experience in Superior, Probate and District Courts. She is...
Robyn Frye Honig
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Haverhill, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 361-0895 55 Wingate St
Haverhill, MA 01832
Family, Appeals and Personal Injury
Emory University School of Law
Ms. Marsha V. Kazarosian
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Haverhill, MA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(978) 372-7758 546 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Family, Civil Rights and Divorce
Currently the President-elect of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Marsha Kazarosian, has been named by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top lawyers in Massachusetts for the 8th consecutive year. She has been identified as one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in MA and New England and a Super Lawyer in both Family Law and Personal Injury Litigation. In 2006, she was the Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine’s cover story, featuring her career biography and her climb to national recognition. She enjoys a 10.0 Superb rating from AVVO, and is Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated. ...
Haverhill, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 372-1171 21 Wingate St
Haverhill, MA 01832
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Haverhill, MA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(978) 373-3003 18 Essex St
Haverhill, MA 01832
Family and Divorce
Amy Beth Baron
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive Suite A
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
I am an Attorney, Mediator and Registered Nurse. My company is Baron Law & Mediation, LLP - http://www.baronlawmediation.com. Our practice areas include divorce/family law, estate/small business planning and advice/consultation services. We provide our clients with mediation, litigation, or general representation services along with divorce financial analyst services. I have been an Attorney for 12 years and a Registered Nurse for 21 years. I have pursued my education and training becoming a Certified Case Manager in 2005 and a Certified Nurse Life Care Plannner in 2004. I have also undergone the requisite training to practice...
Miguel Nieves
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street, Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Since his admission to the bar in Massachusetts in 2001, Miguel A. Nieves has earned a strong reputation for helping people facing domestic relations issues throughout southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has successfully and compassionately guided clients through all aspects of the divorce process as well as post-divorce issues.

Attorney Nieves uses patience and practicality when devising a strategy to meet the goals of those he represents. He is adept at handling matters inside and outside the courtroom. Although his goal is to resolve matters short of trial, Attorney Nieves has had numerous successful jury and bench trials throughout his...
Christopher DiBella
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Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 258-7600 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
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...
Allan Baron
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N. Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive
Suite A
N. Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
I am a Divorce Attorney, Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. I have a practical view of the world and I am committed to providing cost effective legal problem solving services. Attorney Profile: http://www.baronlawmediation.com/bios/attorney-allan-baron/
Jonathan R Eaton Esq.
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Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(978) 699-0060 2 Elm Square
Suite 315
Andover, MA 01810
Family and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Jonathan R. Eaton focuses his practice on family law, serving clients in the areas of divorce law, child custody & visitation disputes, modifications of existing judgments in the Probate & Family Courts, drafting and negotiating prenuptial agreements, and guardianships & conservatorships. Attorney Eaton has successfully litgated cases in the Probate & Family Courts in Middlesex county, Essex county, Suffolk county, Worcester county, Plymouth county, Norfolk county, and Bristol county, as well as successfully arguing in front of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Jonathan is able to advocate for his clients involved in litigation as well as a collaborative...
Patricia S. Fernandez
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Yale Law School
Concentrating in domestic relations practice since 1986, Pat handles divorces, modifications, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and paternity issues. She provides mediation, arbitration and conciliation services. She is certified as an arbitrator through the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a Certified Financial Litigator through the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators. She also has served as Receiver, Trustee, Conciliator, Discovery Master and Guardian Ad Litem through appointments by the Probate and Family Court. Pat employs her extensive experience to craft intelligent solutions to clients’ problems and to guide clients towards realistic goals. While aiming to resolve matters in...
Georgiana Betses LaFortune
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Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 475-6177 12 Essex Street
Andover, MA 01810
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Helpful, Informative, Experienced Attorneys with Answers and Information Practice includes the litigation and mediation of all areas of divorce and family law including prenuptial agreements, child custody, alimony, modifications, divorce, separate support, and marital agreements. Practice also includes estate planning and probate of estates. Typical estate plans include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. All representation is personalized for the client's needs and particular circumstances. Every case is unique and every case's factual and emotional details are considered in order to provide the optimal service to every client.
Barbara Collins-RigordaEva
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney
(978) 269-0505 30 Massachusetts Ave
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Estate Planning, Immigration and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
As a former professor of social justice and communication, I am passionate about affecting positive changes in the lives of others by helping them find legal solutions to their real-world problems - involving their family, their property, and their estate.
Robert Paul Luber
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Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 224-1190 300 Brickstone Square
Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Robert Luber has a sincere passion for practicing family law and has experience with many different types of divorce cases including high-conflict divorce, contested and uncontested divorce. He has also represented many clients with child custody, paternal actions, modifications, contempt, and equity actions. Mr. Luber is proud to have helped many clients navigate the complex matters and difficulties they often faced when attempting to resolve legal issues when emotions prevail and compromise seems impossible to come by. In addition, he is a strong advocate for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is Certified as...
Kristen E. Lipschutz
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 681-5665 859 Turnpike Street, Suite 232
North Andover, MA 01845
Family and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Namita Agarwal
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Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(978) 905-9992 3 Dundee Park, B10
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationFamily and Immigration
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Namita Agarwal practices in the area of Family Law and Immigration Law, with particular attention to divorce/separation, safety planning, battered woman claims, political asylum cases, and family-based immigration petitions.
Nicole K Socci
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Partner at boutique law firm concentrating in domestic relations practice, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, alimony, child support, paternity/parentage, child custody and post-divorce matters. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
Cynthia Grover Hastings
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 681-5665 859 Turnpike Street, Suite 232
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Boston College Law School
Cynthia Grover Hastings is a partner at Perocchi Family Law Group LLP, where she provides representation to individuals in Massachusetts for family law matters at both the trial court and appellate court levels. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Grover Hastings served as a law clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. As a law clerk, she worked on a variety of family law, probate, and equity matters in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties.
Eric Schutzbank Esq
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 655-4282 800 Turnpike Avenue
Suite 304
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Eric Schutzbank has over twenty years of experience practicing family, probate and criminal law. He represents individual clients, is trained for mediation, and also practices Collaborative Law. Eric is appointed by the Probate & Family Courts in Massachusetts as a Guardian Ad Litem and to represent children. He handles all facets of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt actions, guardianships and parenting plans. Eric is also admitted to practice in New Hampshire, where his sole area of practice is in domestic relations matters. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan...
Jillian Cote
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(978) 689-1841 800 Turnpike Street
Suite 300
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Massachusetts School of Law
Jillian devotes her practice primarily to Family Law and Mediation matters. Whether it be litigating a contested divorce or assisting her clients in facilitating and negotiating a divorce mediation, her extensive knowledge of the law and ability to see both sides enables her to help her clients achieve a fair and reasonable outcome
Marcus Scott
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 269-0505 30 Massachusetts Ave
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, IP, Immigration and Trademarks
Suffolk University Law School and Massachusetts School of Law
Charlotte Smith Murphy
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Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 655-5369 One Dundee Park, Unit #1
Andover, MA 01810
Family
Boston College Law School
Jennifer L. Andrade
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney
(978) 681-8600 89 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Attorney Jennifer Andrade is a dedicated and caring attorney who offers zealous and aggressive representation in court. Her practice is focused on criminal defense, special education law, and all issues of divorce & family law. As a former prosecutor she has tried a significant number of cases before a jury and has handled hundreds of criminal matters. Attorney Andrade maintains two offices for the convenience of her clients. Please call to schedule an appointment today in either our North Andover office or our Cambridge, MA office!
Michael B. Mangano
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Methuen, MA Family Law Attorney
(978) 416-0121 487 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Ellen Anna Wright
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Tewksbury, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 851-2291 1445 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
ELLEN ANNA WRIGHT is the Senior Attorney at Wright Family Law Group in Tewksbury specializing in all aspects of Family Law. She is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Greater Lowell Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She has been recognized by the Client Securities Board for her pro bono contributions was recently recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the top 10 family law attorneys in 2017. She is a volunteer conciliator for the Middlesex County Bar Association. She is a graduate of Salem State College...
Richard E. Clark Esq.
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Newburyport, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(603) 431-0009 Attorneys At Law
79 State Street (non-mailing)
Newburyport, MA 01950
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Clark is a New Hampshire seacoast native. Mr. Clark focuses his practice in personal injury, auto accidents, spinal, neck & back injuries, DWI, criminal matters, divorce, business law and civil litigation.

Attorney Clark has successfully achieved millions of dollars in injury awards.

He is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Mr. Clark completed DWI Trial Defense training at Harvard Law School. Attorney Clark was a private criminal contract defense attorney appointed to the Newburyport District Court from 2008-2012. He is certified in criminal defense representation by the Commonwealth of MA, Essex County Bar Advocates. Attorney...
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(781) 569-5840 18 Commerce Way
Suite 1650
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University
Barbra I. Black has been practicing law for over twenty five years and is a founding member and the managing partner of Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC. Attorney Black was a former partner at the Boston, MA law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where she practiced for over eight years in the firm's Divorce and Family Law group. Prior to that, she was a solo practitioner for several years, focusing her practice in the area of domestic relations litigation.

Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce & family law in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Attorney Black...
Peri S. Kutchin
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Woburn, MA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(781) 281-8960 12 Gill Street
Suite 1950
Woburn, MA 01801
Family and Divorce
Massachusetts School of Law
Peri brings a unique set of qualities to her law practice as she pursued her law degree after raising two children and working in a family business as a Comptroller. She is a strong believer that her life experiences coupled with her financial background play an important role in advocating for her clients. Peri devotes a high level of personal attention and detail to each of her clients and understands that not all domestic relation issues occur between 9 and 5. Peri specializes in divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, restraining orders and abuse protection...
Tracy Fischer
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Danvers, MA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(617) 477-5877 100 Conifer Hill Drive
Suite 504
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Massachusetts divorce mediator, Attorney Tracy Fischer has practiced Massachusetts Family Law since 1987 and has mediated divorces in Massachusetts since 1990. Tracy's BA Degree from Tulane University in Psychology and J.D. degree from Suffolk University School of Law provide her with the background to work with people who are in emotional crisis and to assist them in crafting legally binding divorce agreements. Tracy is a Certified Massachusetts Divorce Mediator and Board Member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Tracy is a trained divorce mediator and has over 19 years of experience assisting couples in achieving an amicable resolution to an often...
Nancy A. Morency
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Chelmsford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 925-6041 1 Olde North Road
Suite 103
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Nancy A. Morency an attorney at Gallant & Ervin, LLC in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She specializes in all aspects of family law and litigation throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whether you are in just the initial stages of a divorce and need some questions answered or need an attorney to see you through to the end, Attorney Morency can assist you. With her knowledge, experience and compassion, Attorney Morency can effectively represent you in your divorce to help ease this difficult process. She also assists clients with custody and parenting time for unwed parents, child support/spousal support, as well as...
Todd D. Beauregard
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Lowell, MA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 275-1919 25 Central Street
92 Main Street Suite 105
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...
Bruce Gage
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Nashua, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(603) 548-3797 131 Daniel Webster Hwy
#127
Nashua, MA 03060
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Social Security Disability
Western New England University School of Law
Paul King
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Tewksbury, MA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(978) 851-5145 1501 Main St
#13
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Teresa Reade
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(978) 767-8383 5 Essex Green Dr.
Suite 23
Peabody, MA 01960
Free ConsultationPeabody, MA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Family and Divorce
Pepperdine University School of Law
Teresa Reade is the principle and founder of Reade Law Firm, PC.  Teresa’s practice focuses on helping people through some of the most difficult times in their lives and changes to their family, including divorce, custody, support and alimony, complex property division, and business and property valuations.
Originally from Wyoming, Teresa attended the University of Wyoming, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in in Administration of Justice before moving to California to attend Pepperdine University, School of Law, where she focused on litigation and trial practice.  Teresa received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2000 and began practicing in Los Angeles and Orange...
Panagiotis 'Peter' Konstantilakis
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Peabody, MA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(978) 826-5906 8 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Panagiotis Konstantilakis is a leading trial attorney in Peabody, dedicated to helping clients through difficult legal situations. He is deft at handling cases involving family law, bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, personal injury, and more. He started his career at Sale State College, where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree. He went on to Suffolk University Law School for his Juris Doctor. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Attorney Konstantilakis intentionally keeps a lower caseload so that his existing clients receive the attention they deserve. Call (978) 910-0094 to discuss your case during a free consultation.
Stephen Forlizzi
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Danvers, MA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
491 Maple Street, Suite 106
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Stephen M. Forlizzi has been representing the rights of accident victims in Massachusetts for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every case he handles resulting in the best possible recovery for his clients. Over the last three decades he has successfully handled virtually all types of personal injury cases, from the simple to the complex. His goal is to bring about a swift resolution of your claim in a professional yet personable manner, keeping you, the client, well informed, and at ease throughout. Willing and capable of fighting for your rights, Attorney Forlizzi...
Phil A. Taylor
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Stoneham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(781) 438-7100 2 Main Street, Suite 325
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Collections and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Tameka Grantham
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Chelmsford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(978) 341-5044 5 Fletcher Street
2nd Floor, Suite D
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
St. Thomas University School of Law
My practice is primarily focused on consumer bankruptcy, drunk driving defense, criminal defense, and family law. My goal is help you find justice whether you are experiencing financial difficulties, have been arrested and charged with a crime, or have some other legal problem. It can be intimidating talking to a lawyer, especially when it comes to personal matters. I understand that no two cases are alike and I work hard to develop creative strategies to help my clients achieve the best results possible.
James D. Cormier
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Lowell, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 458-3580 755 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney James D. Cormier is a partner at Cormier & Cormier, LLP, a small firm in Lowell, Massachusetts specializing in criminal defense, family law (divorce, paternity, support, alimony, etc.), civil litigation, and estate planning. Attorney Cormier is a former Middlesex County trial prosecutor who now focuses his experience on aggressively defending clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
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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.

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