Mattapan, 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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Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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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 »
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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Gabriel Cheong
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 273-5110 60 State Street
Suite 700
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northeastern University School of Law
I opened my boutique law firm focusing on divorce and family law, wills and trusts, and estate planning in an effort to help Boston area residents navigate the challenges that life throws at them. I'm an advocate for civil divorces and for lifetime planning. With my office located in Quincy, MA, I help clients in the Boston Metro area, primarily in Suffolk County, Middlesex County and Norfolk County Massachusetts.
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
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...
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.
Joe Serpa
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 936-0201 20 Park Plaza
#400
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Georgetown University Law Center
Attorney Joe Serpa is a criminal and civil trial attorney located in Boston with a winning record in the trial courts of Massachusetts. With an innovative and assertive approach to the law, Attorney Serpa has successfully defended his clients in serious felony prosecutions charging murder to sexual assault to operating under the influence of alcohol (DWI / OUI). He has consistently tried cases to acquittal before juries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Serpa's clients have been found not guilty in ninety percent of those trials over nearly two decades. ...
Christopher Vaughn-Martel Esq.
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 357-4898 1180 Washington Street
Suite 101
Boston, MA 02118
Family
Suffolk University Law School
Chris is the founding partner and principal of Vaughn-Martel Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to founding Vaughn-Martel Law in 2006, Chris worked as a Clerk and First Year Associate for a small real estate firm on Boston's South Shore. Chris is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, as well as the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association. He serves as...
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.
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.
Judith R. Kaplan
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Braintree, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(781) 923-1680 25 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184
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...
Daniel C. Roache
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 778-1000 529 Main St
#128
Boston, MA 02129
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Boston University School of Law
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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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
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...
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 471-8500 50 Redfield St
#206
Boston, MA 02122
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
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.
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
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...
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
Alina Zilberberg
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Brookline, MA Family Law Lawyer
(617) 277-0064 251 Harvard Street, Suite 10
Brookline, MA 02446
Family
Ismail Mohammed
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 532-1911 Suite 302
Boston, MA 02110
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Massachusetts School of Law
Ismail Mohammed founded The Law Office of Ismail Mohammed in 2004 to offer legal services in the field of criminal defense and immigration in Boston, Massachusetts having earned his Juris Doctor degree from Massachusetts School of Law at Andover in 2000. It was from there that he became a bar advocate with the Middlesex Defense attorneys since 2005 representing mainly indigent clients. At the Law Office of Ismail Mohammed, we are passionate about representing all clients in criminal defense and immigration cases. We help families, individuals and companies with visa applications, green card applications, citizenship/naturalization and cancellation from deportation/removal...
Dennis Benzan Esq.
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Attorney
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Roger Williams University School of Law
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Desmond Patrick FitzGerald
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(617) 523-6320 185 Devonshire Street, Suite 601
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Immigration
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Desmond P. FitzGerald is the Principal and Managing Director of Fitzgerald Law Company in Boston, MA. He is a criminal and immigration litigator and has successfully litigated hundreds of immigration cases in Federal court. He has more than 20 decisions published and many of them have created precedent. Attorney FitzGerald is admitted by the Bar to practice law in MA, NH, FL, and Washington D.C. and he is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). For more information visit: http://www.fitzgeraldlawcompany.com and www.fitzgeraldlawcompany.com/espanol/
Howard Lewis
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
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 Altman
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
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
Mildred N Phillips
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(617) 624-3800 Ten Post Office Square
8th floor
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer, Divorce and Immigration
Suffolk University Law School
General practice law office advising and representing consumers and businesses on general civil matters including consumer protection, family law, Social Security disability claims, tax audits and collections, immigration and naturalization law. At my office, you will be treated as a person and not as a case. You will be heard no matter how big or how small your case is. I personally handle every case that I agree to work on.
Marcia J. Mavrides
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(617) 723-9900 160 State Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
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...
David Feldman
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(617) 227-0290 11 Beacon Street, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Practice limited to divorce, family law and divorce mediation.
Lesley Hauser
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(617) 426-8100 262 Washington St
9th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Family and Immigration
Loyola University New Orleans
Nearly 45 years ago Joseph F. O'Neil opened up his law office to countless immigrants in the Greater Boston Area. O'Neil's mission to help people navigate the U.S. immigration system, remains the driving force behind O'Neil & Hauser P.C. today. After over a decade of experience working with O'Neil, I took over as president of the firm in 2008. We continue to follow our founder's tradition, while adapting to the ever-changing face of the American immigrant. As president of O'Neil & Hauser P.C., I supervise a skilled team of immigration lawyers and paralegals as we represent both individuals and corporations...
Erin Whelan Pennock
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Belmont, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 489-2288 83 Leonard Street
Suite 6
Belmont, MA 02478
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Erin Whelan Pennock is an experienced attorney who has a wide range of experience in matters relating to family law and alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Pennock focuses her practice primarily in the areas of family law, specifically divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements, post-divorce matters involving child custody, visitation, child support, retirement division and alimony. Clients appreciate her compassion and ability to connect with them during a difficult time. Attorney Pennock works with her clients and opposing counsel to create creative solutions to the complicated situations that can arise in the midst of a divorce or child-related dispute. She devotes...
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
David Kiley Wilkinson
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street, Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
David K.Wilkinson is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and started his education when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States. He was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. David received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School and graduated in the top one-third of his class. Co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, David practices family law for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation...
Ryan S. Caselden
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(617) 863-6447 111 Rice Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Christopher DiBella
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 870-0907 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
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...
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.
Steven Charles Goldwyn
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
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....
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(617) 542-5542 One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Jeffrey A. Soilson specializes in large-asset divorce and high-conflict custody cases. As a partner at Fitch, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) (President-Elect of the MA-AAML), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), Mr. Soilson brings more than 20 years of experience to his cases. Whether litigating a child custody battle and issues over alimony, or mediating a divorce and allocating child-related college expenses, Mr. Soilson is committed to helping people resolve their family matters in a cost-effective, child-centric and dignified manner. For his hard work, Mr. Soilson has earned...
Robert Setterbo
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street
Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
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...
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...
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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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