Needham Heights, 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. Read More »
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Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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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 »
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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Gabriel Cheong
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Needham, MA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 209-2230 75 Second Avenue
Suite 605
Needham, MA 02494
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.
Nicholas Iannuzzi Jr
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Needham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(781) 239-8900 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494
Family and Divorce
Nicholas A. Iannuzzi, Jr., is a partner who practices in the areas of Civil Litigation, Family Law and Zoning and Permitting. Mr. Iannuzzi graduated from Boston College in 1988 earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in 1991. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1991 and was also admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts in 1992, the California Bar in 1994, the Florida Bar in 2000, and the United States Supreme Court in 2002. From 2001 to the present, Attorney Iannuzzi has acted as a Guardian Ad Litem...
Needham, MA Family Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(781) 453-9998 160 Gould St
Needham, MA 02494
Family and Divorce
Needham, MA Family Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(781) 453-9998 160 Gould St
Needham, MA 02494
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Needham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(761) 449-7400 10 Kearney Rd
Needham, MA 02494
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Marlene Shiner
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(617) 921-6736 300 Washington Street
Suite 308
Newton, MA 02458
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Cornell University, Osgoode Hall Law School and Harvard Law School
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Thoughtful and thorough, Marlene has honed her professional acumen and her client-centric style by succeeding in some of the most impressive educational and professional environments. Marlene is a licensed attorney in the United States and Canada and, in addition to her J.D., earned her J.S.D. (equivalent to a PhD in Law) from Cornell Law School. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of divorce on parents and their children and on what to do with the family home upon divorce.

Marlene is uniquely qualified to deal with any type of divorce or family law scenario. She is credentialed in mediation...
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...
Jeffrey A. Soilson
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Wellesley Hills, MA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
JEFFREY A. SOILSON is a partner at Fitch Law Partners LLP where he represents clients in a broad range of divorce, family law and probate litigation matters. Mr. Soilson is the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). He serves as a certified divorce mediator, family law arbitrator, trained conciliator and court-approved parenting coordinator - often in an effort to reduce the negative impact of high-conflict litigation on children of divorce and separation. Volunteering and providing leadership in organizations that...
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....
Katharine G. Kelly
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 969-2900 233 Needham Street
Suite 540
Newton, MA 02464
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
I concentrate my practice on all areas of divorce and family law litigation and mediation, including separation agreements, child custody and parenting plans, alimony, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity, guardianship, modification, and contempt proceedings. In addition to representing one spouse in a family law matter, I am a trained mediator who helps couples amicably resolve their disputes.

I believe in innovative solutions to complex family problems. I am a compassionate advisor, zealous advocate and creative problem solver, blending law and human services to provide my clients with choices, practical legal guidance and strategic advice while staying focused on each...
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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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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Lisa Marino
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Newton, MA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 964-8090 288 Walnut St
Newton, MA 02460
Family and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Rhonda S Boule
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(617) 969-0400 2120 Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 204
Newton, MA 02466
Family, Business, Construction and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Rhonda Boulé has over 20 years experience in family law, business litigation, construction contracts and disputes, and landlord/tenant disputes. She is a founding partner of Ferraro & Boulé, Attorneys at Law, established in 2006, and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has appeared as counsel in cases in the Probate & Family Court, Superior Court, District Court, and Land Court, as well as in various administrative forums. Ms. Boulé's family law practice encompasses all matters...
Jo Ann Citron Ph.D.
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Newton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(617) 326-1300 233 Needham Street
Suite 300
Newton, MA 02464
Family and Divorce
Jonathan E. Fields
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Wellesley, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(781) 489-6776 20 William Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Boston University School of Law
Wellesley, MA lawyer, Attorney Jonathan Fields has more than 17 years experience representing clients with a high level of personal care and professionalism. His approach to the complex area of family law is innovative, compassionate and geared to the best interests of his clients. Mr. Fields serves on the executive board of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation. In addition, he co-chairs the Nominating Committee for the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation. Website: http://www.FieldsDennis.com
Steven Ballard
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Wellesley Hills, MA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(781) 591-2750 354 Washington Street
Suite 323
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
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
Robyn Frye Honig
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Natick, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 361-0895 21 Eliot Street, Suite 1
Natick, MA 01760
Family, Appeals and Personal Injury
Emory University School of Law
Deborah Danger
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Newtonville, MA Family Law Lawyer
(617) 340-3231 60 Austin Street, Suite 210
Newtonville, MA 02460
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
DangerLaw, LLC is a law firm specializing in affairs of the heart. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, we specialize in divorce law, custody, estate planning, post-death estate administration, and guardianship. We often see the best people at the hardest moments of their lives. As a result, we plan for the unexpected so that we can help protect your and your family's assets. We support you to put your family first. We work hard to make sure your children experience an optimal transition with as little stress as possible during challenging times. And we help put your mind at ease during the...
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...
Janet Hope Magenheim
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Newton, MA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(617) 965-1112 275 Grove Street
Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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Shelah Feiss
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Wellesley, MA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(781) 466-8777 60 Walnut St
FL 3
Wellesley, MA 02481
Family
Sheryl Dennis
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Wellesley, MA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(781) 489-6776 20 William Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Catherine A. Cappelli
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Newton Centre, MA Family Law Lawyer
(617) 325-2713 70 Langley Road, Suite 3
Newton Centre, MA 02445
Family
Kevin Patrick Seaver
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(617) 263-2633 8 Whittier Place, Suite 104
Boston, MA 02114
Family, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Tulane University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Kevin Patrick Seaver is a trusted, experienced Lawyer 1991 and is a recognized expert who successfully protects and defends his clients against the Department of Children and Families. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the Law Office of Kevin Patrick Seaver successfully defends clients from all over the state of Massachusetts. He has represented over 1000 families in and out of court and has experience in litigation, negotiation and trial court. His prolific record in trials has earned him a distinguished reputation and was subsequently recognized by the New York times as a Distinguished Lawyer for his contributions to Law in...
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 820-3000 188 Concord Street, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Elena Tsizer graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% of her class and, then, earned her Master of Laws degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University. After graduation from law school, she had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, where she conducted research on complex legal issues, wrote legal memoranda, drafted decisions, findings of fact, and conclusions of law while working under close supervision of the Justices. ...
Victor A. Denaro
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(508) 620-5320 945 Concord St
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I continue representing Debtors, who are average people who have usually been hit with bad situations, like job loss, medical treatment and the overwhelming bills or divorce. I continue to help them get relief from unmanageable debt in a number of ways, like debt workout or through the Bankruptcy Court with the filing of a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. I have 33 years experience in the Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts and with the appointed chapter 7 and chapter 13 trustees in Massachusetts which helps when navigating the case through to its conclusion which is the discharge of...
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...
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...
Matthew Barach
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 209-7080 40 Speen Street, Suite 205
Framingham, MA 01701
Family and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Matthew Barach is a seasoned family law and divorce lawyer serving clients throughout Framingham, MA. He offers counsel for same-sex divorce, child custody, paternity, and various other legal issues. Attorney Barach holds a 9.3 Superb Avvo Rating and 20+ years of proven experience. It is Attorney Barach’s goal to resolve his clients’ cases in an efficient manner so that they can move forward with their lives. He is well-versed in all the laws surrounding divorce and similar cases and uses this insight to benefit his clients’ situations. Attorney Barach is also familiar with local judges, giving him an insider perspective...
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(781) 536-5830 2 Summer Street
Suite 19
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School and Syracuse University
Attorney Gabrielle L. Denby founded The Denby Law Office, P.C. in October 2015, and represents clients in all areas of Family Law & Divorce Litigation, Probate and Estate Planning, and LGBTQ/Same-Sex/Non-Traditional Law in Natick, Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Area.

?While Gabrielle is a trial attorney and zealously represents clients in litigating divorce, complex and high-asset divorce, modification, contempt, custody, separate support, and paternity/parentage actions, she always aims to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation. Gabrielle is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaboration. Consequently, Gabrielle enters each case with the mindset of a negotiator so as to assist...
Joshua H Bearce
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(603) 695-8675 2 Oliver Street
Boston, MA 02109
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
Boston University School of Law
My practice is centered on helping individuals through the most difficult time periods in their lives. I represent clients in divorce and family law cases, involving issues such as child custody and support, alimony, and domestic violence. I also represent clients in trust and estate cases, including in will and trust challenges, guardianships, conservatorships, and other disputes involving the transfer of wealth.

My clients come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. I personally believe that every client, regardless of their circumstances, deserves the best legal representation. I respect the trust my clients have placed in me during these difficult time periods...
Erin Whelan Pennock
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Belmont, MA Family Law Attorney with 12 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...
Sarah Y. Hubbard
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Medfield, MA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(508) 359-4043 266 Main Street
Suite 16
Medfield, MA 02052
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Julie Lamkin
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(617) 367-2900 1 International Pl 18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Julie Lamkin earned her J.D. at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2010. Julie is a Massachusetts native and earned her bachelors degree from Suffolk University in 2006, graduating magna cum laude.

Before joining the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, Julie owned her own practice focusing primarily in the areas of family law and estate planning. Julie also volunteered at the Lawyer for the Day Program in Essex County, offering free legal advice to indigent individuals.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, Julie enjoys working with different clients every...
David Feldman
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 42 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.
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...
Adam Rowe
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(617) 367-6767 77 Franklin Street
Third Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Adam A. Rowe is a trial attorney and a partner at the Boston, Crowe & Dunn. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland (Joint English and History, Master of Arts Honours Degree), and earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School (Magna Cum Laude) in 1996, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board.
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Attorney Rowe is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Maine, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts & Maine, and the First...
Roderick S. Oreste
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 871-9662 75 Arlington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roderick S. Oreste is the principal attorney of Oreste Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before founding his law firm, Rod spent over 12 years working for New England's beloved baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. During his tenure there, he held several management positions in the Public Affairs department and acted as the Red Sox alumni liaison. He dealt with all issues concerning former Red Sox players and coaches...
Daniel C. Roache
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 328-2300 1372 Hancock St
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Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Boston University School of Law
Dan Roache has been Of Counsel to the Bellotti Law Group, P.C. for many years. Prior to coming to Bellotti Law Group, he practiced in Boston, Massachusetts. His practice is focused in the area of Family Law. Over the past twenty-five years, Dan has practiced before the Probate Courts of Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable and Worcester counties.

Thoroughly knowledgeable in the family law process, Dan has handled numerous complex family law matters involving contested custody cases, child removal matters, business valuations, support and alimony matters, forensic evaluations and complex tracing issues concerning assets of mixed character. He has tried...
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
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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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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.