Humarock, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

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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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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Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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) Read More »
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Sara J. Trezise Esq.
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Scituate, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(781) 544-3905 5 Old Country Way
Scituate, MA 02066
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Suffolk University Law School
Judith R. Kaplan
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Norwell, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(781) 923-1680 167 Washington Street
Norwell Executive Center
Norwell, MA 02061
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Villanova University School of Law
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Since 2000, Judith R. Kaplan has been providing quality and personalized Massachusetts divorce mediation services to families. Her mission is to help clients minimize the financial and psychological impacts of separation and divorce. She listens, facilitates communication and organizes the divorce mediation process to minimize stress and the feeling of helplessness that often accompanies the daunting separation and divorce process. Clients will discuss their goals and the short and long term implications of different options during divorce mediation meetings. She helps couples identify and resolve issues involving: parenting challenges, child custody, child support and alimony, mortgage...
Susannah Brown
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Pembroke, MA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(781) 829-6870 100 Schoosett Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
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)
Keith C. Elder
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Kingston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 585-4441 68 Evergreen Street
Suite 8E
Kingston, MA 02364
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Thomas J Callahan Esq
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Hanover, MA Family Law Attorney
(781) 826-8822 427 Columbia Road
Hanover, MA 02339
Family
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.
Gabriel Cheong
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 250-8236 859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
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.
Amber R. Cohen
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Plymouth, MA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 880-6677 385 Court Street
Suite 102
Plymouth, MA 02360
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...
Jason V. Owens
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Hingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(781) 253-2049 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
Hingham, MA 02043
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Jason is a Partner and Senior Attorney at Lynch & Owens, P.C. whose areas of concentration include divorce, child custody and support, domestic violence, equity and estates litigation, and complex financial probate and family litigation. Originally from Cape Cod, Jason was a journalist, proposal writer and marketing and business development professional in the engineering field before becoming an attorney. Prior to entering private practice, Jason was a Judicial Clerk for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, where he worked closely with twelve Probate and Family Court judges in Barnstable, Bristol and Essex counties. His responsibilities included drafting Judgments, Orders,...
John Andrew Ullian
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Braintree, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(781) 848-5980 220 Forbes Road, Suite 106
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
University of Toledo
John Ullian received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, his law degree from University of Toledo Law School, a Masters in Education from Northeastern University, and his Doctorate in Education from Boston University. In 1984, John joined the law firm his father, Leonard Ullian, started in 1978 to focus on bankruptcy law, divorce and domestic relations matters, litigation and school law. Today, John runs the Law Firm of Ullian & Associates, P.C., and is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Florida.
Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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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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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
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...
Marcia J. Mavrides
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
21 McGrath Highway
Suite 402
Quincy, MA 02169
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Marcia Mavrides has been a family law attorney for over 30 years. She has offices in Quincy and Boston. Her areas of practice include divorce, separation, custody, visitation/parenting plans, child support/college expenses, alimony, income attribution, asset division, parental relocation, paternity, grandparents rights, guardianships, modifications, contempt proceedings, restraining orders and mediation. She owes her success to her ability to work closely with each client, helping them toward a comprehensive and clear understanding of the legal process and its impact on their lives. Her goal is to work toward a fair resolution that provides clarity and predictability for her clients long after...
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Quincy, MA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(617) 302-6870 One Adams Place
859 Willard Street, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
I have been a lawyer in Fall River, Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have practiced extensively in the courts in Bristol County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. My practice focuses on Divorce and Criminal Law including DUI/OUI. I handle all aspects of Family Law including child custody, visitation, father's rights, divorce modifications, separation agreements and property division. I also have an office in Quincy, MA. There is no cost for your first appointment.
Kevin William Gaughen Jr
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Weymouth, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St.
Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Kevin W. Gaughen, Jr. joined the firm in August of 2009 from the Norfolk County District Attorneys office. Gaughen served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Wrentham, Quincy, Stoughton and Dedham District Courts and as the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Brookline District and Juvenile Courts. Attorney Gaughen is known for his zealous trial advocacy. In an appeals court case, opposing counsel characterized him as to have "pummeled into the jury's consciousness"1 important portions of the case. The case was decided in his client's favor.

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Robert Setterbo
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Hingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(781) 908-0551 350 Lincoln St. Suite 2400A
Hingham, MA 02043
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Robert Bradley Setterbo II, Esq.’s practice has focused on Family Law and Domestic Relations cases for approximately 7 years in Boston and New Bedford, MA. serving the counties of Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, and Barnstable. He has successfully handled Divorces, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Assets and Debt, Spousal Support (alimony), Child Support, Relocations, Grandparent Visitation, Restraining Orders, and many other issues. Robert has personally handled dozens of cases from intake, through law and motion, hearings and requests for temporary orders, short trials and long trials, post-judgment modification motions and requests for relief. He has the...
Julio R Hernando
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Weymouth, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Julio R. Hernando joined the firm in 1997 from the Norfolk County District Attorney's office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Quincy District Court and as the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Stoughton District Court. Mr. Hernando is a graduate of Saint Anselm College where he was awarded his B.A. and of Suffolk University Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for Massachusetts and all Massachusetts Courts. Mr. Hernando concentrates his practice in the areas of Estate Planning...
Gail Otis
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Hingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(781) 749-6073 160 Old Derby Street
Suite 452
Hingham, MA 02043
Family and Divorce
Northeastern University School of Law
Gail P. Otis has represented individuals in family law matters, including divorce, modification, child support, alimony, asset and debt division, child custody, removal of children from the Commonwealth, contempt actions, and paternity, for over 17 years. In addition, she has been appointed Guardian ad litem in over 65 cases including family law and elder matters. She is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since 2014, she has been focusing on helping parties to resolve their disputes through mediation, which typically results in a better outcome for the parties and family. In addition to her...
Daniel C. Roache
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 328-2300 1372 Hancock St
#201
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Boston University School of Law
Deirdre Keefe
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Hingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 544-3575 P.O. Box 289
Hingham, MA 02043
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
The Law Office of Deirdre Keefe is a sole proprietorship located in Hingham Massachusetts. After graduating from Suffolk Law School Attorney Keefe has been successfully advocating for her clients on the South Shore and Cape Cod for over 25 years. As a sole practitioner Attorney Keefe will handle all your needs directly, meaning nothing will be missed. An experienced courtroom litigator she will also seek to resolve issues before they go to trail, and gain the most advantageous outcome for the families and businesses that she represents. Please call and set a time that is convenient for...
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Kevin William Gaughen
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East Weymouth, MA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Robert Andrew Lane
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East Weymouth, MA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Robert "Drew" Lane joined the firm in 1993 immediately after serving as an Assistant District Attorney for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office. Attorney Lane prosecuted cases for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office in both the Quincy and Stoughton Massachusetts District Courts. Attorney Lane graduated from St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire in 1989, where he was awarded his Bachelor of Arts Degree mastering in Political Science and Suffolk University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree. Attorney Lane is admitted to all Massachusetts Trial Courts and the United States District Court for Massachusetts. Attorney Lane is...
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...
Kara O'Donnell
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Quincy, MA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
859 Willard Street, Ste. 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
University of Miami School of Law
Lawrence Hale
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Carver, MA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(508) 866-2900 128 Main Street
Suite 7
Carver, MA 02330
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northeastern University School of Law
See my website at www.halelaw.net
J. De'Aun Sardella
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(781) 353-6470 859 Willard Street
One Adams Place, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
De'Aun is the founder and managing principal of Sardella Law Firm, P.C. She is focused on meeting the legal needs for individuals in Massachusetts in the areas of family law, estate planning, probate and personal injury. De'Aun is licensed as an Attorney in Massachusetts and Florida. Additionally, she is licensed to practice nursing in Massachusetts and Florida. De'Aun is nationally certified as a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant. She has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse primarily in critical care and the emergency department caring for adult and pediatric patients.
Diane M Shields
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(617) 773-5755 21 Mayor Thomas J. McGrath Highway
Suite 501
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Diane M. Shields founded her law practice in 1987. She believes that each of her clients deserves her personal attention and dedication to their case. Strong and effective advocacy is Attorney Shields’ paramount commitment to her clients. During the last 24 years, she has achieved successful outcomes for her clients during the litigation of their cases. Diane Shields’ experience includes motion hearings, settlement conferences, trial preparation, depositions, civil trials and jury trials. Diane Shields prides herself on always being available to answer questions and to address the concerns of her clients on their cases. She has earned a reputation...
Lynnea Taylor
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Braintree, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 849-9800 817 Washington Street
Suit 202
Braintree, MA 02184
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Lynnea Taylor was born and raised in Connecticut. In 1999, she received her B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry from Quinnipiac (College) University, Hamden, Connecticut. After relocating to Massachusetts in 2000, she began a career with the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. In 2007, she received her J.D., cum laude, from New England School of Law, Boston, where she served on the New England Law Review. During her studies, Lynnea turned her attention to constitutional law, ultimately co-authoring, with Lawrence Friedman, the treatise THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE CONSTITUTION (Oxford University Press). Following her graduation, Lynnea served as a Law...
Kelly Belt Scibelli
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(617) 770-0080 1245 Hancock Street
Suite37
Quincy, MA 02169
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
New England Law | Boston
Kelly Belt Scibelli graduated New England School of Law in 1999. Her practice currently focuses on compassionate legal representation in divorce, post-divorce and juvenile criminal defense.
Kim Granatino
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Norwell, MA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(781) 878-0085 80 WashingtonStreet, Building S
Norwell, MA 02061
Family and Domestic Violence
Attorney Kimberly Granatino provides superior representation and mediation services in the area of Divorce & Family Law. Her practice is located in Norwell, Massachusetts and she serves the South Shore of Massachusetts including all towns in Plymouth County, Barnstable County, and Norfolk County. The law firm of Kimberly G. Granatino & Associates, P.C. is conveniently located off Rte 3; Exit 14 (only 3 mins from route 3). She is available during weekdays 9:00 to 5:00 and by appointment in the evening. Integrity Knowledge & Results & Where Relationships Matter.
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...
Nicholas Nashawaty Jr
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Braintree, MA Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(781) 848-8545 654 Washington
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
Attorney Nicholas T. Nashawaty Jr. and Attorney Lindsay P. Rand founded the bankruptcy and real estate law firm of Nashawaty & Rand in 1983. With a main office in Braintree, the firm has remained committed to the aggressive pursuit of outstanding results for its clients for over 25 years.
Stephanie Sprague
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Quincy, MA Family Law Lawyer
(617) 472-8400 1495 Hancock Street
2nd Floor
Quincy, MA 02169
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Products Liability
New England Law | Boston
Mr. Paul Edward Clancy Jr.
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Brockton, MA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 586-6777 71 Legion Parkway Suite 24
Brockton, MA 02301
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Law Office of Paul E. Clancy Jr.
Katie Lenihan
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Hingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 749-6073 Otis & Associates, P.C.
160 Old Derby Street, Suite 452
Hingham, MA 02043
Family and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Katie Lenihan was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2004. Since that time her primary focus has been in the area of family law. She is currently an associate at the firm of Otis & Associates, P.C. and has been there since June, 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Lenihan worked in Lexington for the Law Office of Miriam G. Altman, P.C. She has worked in the following Courts: Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex and Worcester. She now primarily practices out of Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Middlesex.
Lawrence Levin
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(617) 471-5700 875 Southern Artery
Quincy, MA 02169
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Carolan K. Hardy
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Hingham, MA Family Law Attorney
(617) 750-9709 99 Derby St., Ste 200
Hingham, MA 02043
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Richard V. Troy
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Middleboro, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 923-0551 59 School Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
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Milton, MA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(617) 696-5031 400 Granite Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Brockton, MA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(508) 588-6900 53 Arlington St
Brockton, MA 02301
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
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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.