Mattapoisett, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

I’m an experienced Massachusetts family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Daniel C. Roache
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Free Consultation! Diligent Family Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable Massachusetts family law attorney. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results! Visit my website to see client reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Anthony Doss
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(508) 542-3510 257 Union Street
C/O Justice Bridge Legal Center
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Timothy P Horan
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(508) 992-0630 785 Rockdale Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Horan is a 2003 graduate from New England School of Law. He is the former Chief Investigator and Prosecutor at the Division of Professional Licensure's Health Care Fraud Unit. He represents clients in the following areas of law since 2004: Family Law - Divorce, Mediation, Separate Support, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianships, Personal Injury- Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Product Liabilities, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Real Estate. He is a member of the Bristol County Bar Association, and New Bedford Bar Association. He served on the Old Rochester Regional School...
David Kiley Wilkinson
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(508) 316-9720 555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA 02740
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...
Robert Setterbo
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Hingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Christopher G. Kehoe
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(508) 207-7937 50 Homers Wharf
New Bedford, MA 02740
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Connecticut School of Law
Christopher G. Kehoe, Esq., A Former IRS Tax Attorney Offices Locations: Wakefield RI, Warwick RI, Attleboro, MA, New Bedford, MA. Member of Rhode Island and Mass Bar. Authorized to practice before the IRS and US Tax Court throughout the US. 20 Years of Experience Legal Services Include: Tax Matters: IRS & State Tax Problems & Matters, Offer in Compromise, Installment Agreements & Time Payment Agreements, Abatement of Penalties, Tax Collection, Bank Levies, Wage Levies, Tax Levies, Property Seizures, Tax Liens, Unfiled Tax Returns, Tax Amnesty, Tax Audits, Motor Vehicle License & Register Blocks, Professional Consultations, Tax Appeals, Tax...
Nicholas R. Sylvia
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 717-7869 257 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Sylvia is driven to improve the lives of his clients through hard work and dedication. He brings a wealth of legal experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has worked alongside a Massachusetts Superior Court Justice, alongside a Registrar of Probate, within two counties' District Attorney's Offices, and has practiced before every tribunal of the Department of Industrial Accidents throughout the Commonwealth.

He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, where he received the Leader of Justice Award for performing over 890 hours of pro bono work in just 2 years. As an...
Russell G. Whynacht
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 990-9101 5 Dover Street
Suite 102
New Bedford, MA 02740
Family, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Fall River, MA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(508) 672-8718 209 Bedford Street
Suite 201
Fall River, MA 02720
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.
Eric L Hargraves
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Fall River, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(508) 203-1848 155 North Main Street`
Suite E
Fall River, MA 02720
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Roger Williams University School of Law
Attorney Eric L. Hargraves is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and the Roger Williams University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Hargraves is also a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Prior to founding the Law Office of Eric L. Hargraves, Attorney Hargraves worked in the Consumer Protection Division of the Rhode Island Attorney General drafting advisory opinions and reviewing settlement and transfer agreements, as well as cases of potential consumer fraud...
Marc Roberts
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Fall River, MA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(508) 672-2322 56 N Main St
Suite 323
Fall River, MA 02720
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...
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Susan A. Fiore
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

I help clients in family law, social security disability, workers’ compensation, personal injury, and probate cases. Read More »
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Lawrence Hale
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Carver, MA Family Law Attorney with 45 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
Noah Kilroy
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Fall River, MA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(508) 444-0784 161 S Main St
#303
Fall River, MA 02721
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Roger Williams University School of Law
Paul Lancia
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Fall River, MA Family Law Attorney
(774) 929-0565 PO Box 9502 Providence 02940
Fall River, MA 02940
Family, Animal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Law practice providing legal representation and consulting services to individuals and business. Firm associates practicing in the areas of commercial law and litigation, business and real estate law, construction law criminal defense, domestic relations, personal injury and civil rights; special education/disabilty law, estate probate and litigation. Admiralty, Maritime and Marine Salvage law. International matters with a legal significance. Immigration, Visas, Contracts, Import/Export Experienced working within EU countries. Subspecialty practice of representation of motorcyclists and motorcyclist organizations with issues involving motorcycle specific laws and enforcement; lobbying; injuries resulting while operating a motorcycle and related legal matters. Providing pro bono legal services to deserving individuals and...
Matthew Aspden
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Somerset, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(508) 674-0890 1026 County St
Somerset, MA 02726
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Laurie P. Mullen
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Fall River, MA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(508) 679-9811 161 Lindsey Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Over 23 years of experience in all phases of family law. Locations in Fall River and Rehoboth. Serving Bristol and Plymouth Counties. Divorce mediation services offered.
Lynn Holdsworth
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Sagamore Beach, MA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(508) 833-1900 110 State Road, Suite 3
P.O. Box 1537
Sagamore Beach, MA 02562
Family, Animal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Attorney Holdsworth's practice is focused primarily on business law, data security and privacy law, family law, and LGBT family law. She provides Limited Assistance Representation for clients in the Probate and Family Courts and also provides consultation services for legal issues related to education, children and mental health. Attorney Holdsworth is a 1997 graduate of Stetson University College of Law (magna cum laude). Prior to entering law school, she worked in the mental health field, counseling families, couples, groups and individuals. She has worked for community mental health facilities as well as hospitals and has developed two comprehensive community treatment programs...
Michelle M. Gagne Esq.
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Fall River, MA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(508) 324-1001 275 Martine St.
Suite 200
Fall River, MA 02723
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Richard V. Troy
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Middleboro, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 923-0551 59 School Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
Family
Wareham Center, MA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 291-3033 191 Main St
Wareham Center, MA 02571
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Wareham Center, MA Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(508) 295-7540 245 Main St
Wareham Center, MA 02571
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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George Papachristos
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and Federal Bar
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(508) 990-1077 63 Ash St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(508) 996-8291 388 County St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Municipal
New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(508) 993-4100 14 S 6th St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Smith Mills, MA Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(508) 999-6405 88 Faunce Corner Rd
Smith Mills, MA 02747
Family and Divorce
Fall River, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 679-7998 209 Bedford St
Fall River, MA 02720
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Fall River, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 676-7141 38 Rock St
Fall River, MA 02720
Family, Divorce, Employment and Personal Injury
Cornell Law School
North Westport, MA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(508) 636-4002 1125 State Rd
North Westport, MA 02790
Family, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Fall River, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 677-1377 456 Rock St
Fall River, MA 02720
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Fall River, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(508) 677-7777 223 Durfee St
Fall River, MA 02720
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Fall River, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(508) 679-9811 161 Lindsey St
Fall River, MA 02720
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Middleborough Center, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 964-0070 47 E Grove St
Middleborough Center, MA 02346
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Fall River, MA Family Law Lawyer
(508) 677-9700 57 N Main St
Fall River, MA 02720
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Ruthanne Withers
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Attleboro, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Northeastern University School of Law
An associate with the firm and focuses her practice on domestic relations matters, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt, and modification cases. Attorney Withers graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in 2000 with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. After graduation she worked for two years as a litigation paralegal for a Washington, D.C., personal injury firm. She graduated with her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005 where she participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic. From 2005 through 2013 she was employed as a Staff Attorney at Community Legal Aid specializing...
Christopher DiBella
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 870-0907 100 Cambridge Street, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
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...
Amber R. Cohen
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Plymouth, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 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...
Meghan L Howard
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Foxboro, MA Family Law Attorney with 5 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...
Robert Finlay
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Taunton, MA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(508) 884-6067 4 Court Street
Suite #108
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
I am originally from Houston, Texas but spent many formative years in New York State. I am a proud husband for the last 8 years and soon to be father of twins. I am an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoy fishing and kayaking. I originally went to law school thinking I would become a corporate lawyer in a large firm but found myself (through experience) wanting to help people one by one and be an independent attorney. I've been an independent for five years and have enjoyed every moment of it.
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...
James M Lynch
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HIngham, MA Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(781) 253-2049 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
HIngham, MA 02043
Family, 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...
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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.