North Andover, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Amy Beth Baron
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive Suite A
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
I am an Attorney, Mediator and Registered Nurse. My company is Baron Law & Mediation, LLP - http://www.baronlawmediation.com. Our practice areas include divorce/family law, estate/small business planning and advice/consultation services. We provide our clients with mediation, litigation, or general representation services along with divorce financial analyst services. I have been an Attorney for 12 years and a Registered Nurse for 21 years. I have pursued my education and training becoming a Certified Case Manager in 2005 and a Certified Nurse Life Care Plannner in 2004. I have also undergone the requisite training to practice...
Miguel Nieves
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street, Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Since his admission to the bar in Massachusetts in 2001, Miguel A. Nieves has earned a strong reputation for helping people facing domestic relations issues throughout southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has successfully and compassionately guided clients through all aspects of the divorce process as well as post-divorce issues.

Attorney Nieves uses patience and practicality when devising a strategy to meet the goals of those he represents. He is adept at handling matters inside and outside the courtroom. Although his goal is to resolve matters short of trial, Attorney Nieves has had numerous successful jury and bench trials throughout his...
Allan Baron
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N. Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive
Suite A
N. Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
I am a Divorce Attorney, Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. I have a practical view of the world and I am committed to providing cost effective legal problem solving services. Attorney Profile: http://www.baronlawmediation.com/bios/attorney-allan-baron/
Todd D. Beauregard
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 275-1919 800 Turnpike St #300
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Practice: Upon graduation from law school and having passed the Massachusetts Bar Examination in 1995, Attorney Beauregard joined the law firm of Palma Law Offices, P.C., in Lowell, Massachusetts. Attorney Beauregard opened his own practice in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2006, whose main office is located at 25 Central Street in Lowell, MA 01852. Since 2006, the firm has grown to meet the increased demand for experienced and ethical legal representation, with offices in Nashua, NH, North Andover, MA and Boston, MA. Attorney Beauregard is licensed to practice in all Massachusetts state courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the United States Federal Court...
Nicole K Socci
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Partner at boutique law firm concentrating in domestic relations practice, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, alimony, child support, paternity/parentage, child custody and post-divorce matters. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
Eric Schutzbank Esq
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 655-4282 800 Turnpike Avenue
Suite 304
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Eric Schutzbank has over twenty years of experience practicing family, probate and criminal law. He represents individual clients, is trained for mediation, and also practices Collaborative Law. Eric is appointed by the Probate & Family Courts in Massachusetts as a Guardian Ad Litem and to represent children. He handles all facets of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt actions, guardianships and parenting plans. Eric is also admitted to practice in New Hampshire, where his sole area of practice is in domestic relations matters. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan...
Georgiana Betses LaFortune
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 475-6177 575 Turnpike Street
Suite 10
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Helpful, Informative, Experienced Attorneys with Answers and Information Practice includes the litigation and mediation of all areas of divorce and family law including prenuptial agreements, child custody, alimony, modifications, divorce, separate support, and marital agreements. Practice also includes estate planning and probate of estates. Typical estate plans include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. All representation is personalized for the client's needs and particular circumstances. Every case is unique and every case's factual and emotional details are considered in order to provide the optimal service to every client.
Patricia S. Fernandez
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Yale Law School
Concentrating in domestic relations practice since 1986, Pat handles divorces, modifications, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and paternity issues. She provides mediation, arbitration and conciliation services. She is certified as an arbitrator through the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a Certified Financial Litigator through the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators. She also has served as Receiver, Trustee, Conciliator, Discovery Master and Guardian Ad Litem through appointments by the Probate and Family Court. Pat employs her extensive experience to craft intelligent solutions to clients’ problems and to guide clients towards realistic goals. While aiming to resolve matters in...
Nicole M. Gallant
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(978) 890-3300 4 High Street
Suite 155
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Cynthia Grover Hastings
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 681-5665 859 Turnpike Street, Suite 232
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Boston College Law School
Cynthia Grover Hastings is a partner at Perocchi Family Law Group LLP, where she provides representation to individuals in Massachusetts for family law matters at both the trial court and appellate court levels. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Grover Hastings served as a law clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. As a law clerk, she worked on a variety of family law, probate, and equity matters in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties.
Barbara Collins-RigordaEva
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney
(978) 269-0505 30 Massachusetts Ave
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Estate Planning, Immigration and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
As a former professor of social justice and communication, I am passionate about affecting positive changes in the lives of others by helping them find legal solutions to their real-world problems - involving their family, their property, and their estate.
Jillian Cote
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(978) 689-1841 800 Turnpike Street
Suite 300
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Massachusetts School of Law
Jillian devotes her practice primarily to Family Law and Mediation matters. Whether it be litigating a contested divorce or assisting her clients in facilitating and negotiating a divorce mediation, her extensive knowledge of the law and ability to see both sides enables her to help her clients achieve a fair and reasonable outcome
Kristen E. Lipschutz
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 681-5665 859 Turnpike Street, Suite 232
North Andover, MA 01845
Family and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Marcus Scott
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 269-0505 30 Massachusetts Ave
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, IP, Immigration and Trademarks
Suffolk University Law School and Massachusetts School of Law
Jennifer L. Andrade
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney
(978) 681-8600 89 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Attorney Jennifer Andrade is a dedicated and caring attorney who offers zealous and aggressive representation in court. Her practice is focused on criminal defense, special education law, and all issues of divorce & family law. As a former prosecutor she has tried a significant number of cases before a jury and has handled hundreds of criminal matters. Attorney Andrade maintains two offices for the convenience of her clients. Please call to schedule an appointment today in either our North Andover office or our Cambridge, MA office!
Christopher DiBella
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Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 258-7600 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Everyone deserves committed legal representation, and Attorney Christopher DiBella has dedicated his legal career to exceeding clients' expectations in every case. The first of his family to attend college, he proceeded to graduate from law school with honors. Since opening DiBella Law Offices, P.C. in 2004, he has earned numerous awards. He was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2017, and has been awarded "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also has been named "Rising Star" by Boston Magazine – an honor achieved by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the...
Namita Agarwal
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Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(978) 905-9992 3 Dundee Park, B10
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationFamily and Immigration
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Namita Agarwal practices in the area of Family Law and Immigration Law, with particular attention to divorce/separation, safety planning, battered woman claims, political asylum cases, and family-based immigration petitions.
Philip J. Byers
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Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(978) 474-9969 15 Chestnut Street
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Byers is well know for his knowledge in the family law area including, divorce, custody, modifications, paternity, child support, alimony, and parenting plans, as well as mediation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Massachusetts Chapter since 1990 and is an Amicus Curiae Committee Member for the National American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2013-Present- Successfully involved with federal challenges in various states: case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing same-sex marriage.
Robert Paul Luber
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Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 224-1190 300 Brickstone Square
Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Robert Luber has a sincere passion for practicing family law and has experience with many different types of divorce cases including high-conflict divorce, contested and uncontested divorce. He has also represented many clients with child custody, paternal actions, modifications, contempt, and equity actions. Mr. Luber is proud to have helped many clients navigate the complex matters and difficulties they often faced when attempting to resolve legal issues when emotions prevail and compromise seems impossible to come by. In addition, he is a strong advocate for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is Certified as...
Charlotte Smith Murphy
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Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 655-5369 One Dundee Park, Unit #1
Andover, MA 01810
Family
Boston College Law School
Anna D'Avolio
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Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 502-9959 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Family, Consumer, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
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Topsfield , 01983
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers and Suffolk University Law School
"HIS PERSEVERANCE IN WORKING TOWARD A SETTLEMENT, EVEN WHEN IT INITIALLY APPEARED THAT THERE COULD BE NO RESOLUTION, PAID OFF FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. MY CLIENT WAS VERY PLEASED"—R. P., Esq., Attorney for plaintiff.

As a Divorce Mediator, Anthony uses his experience and training to help you and your spouse identify primary interests, then resolve issues around the primary interests.
Anthony’s formal training includes graduating from two prestigious programs - the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation and Negotiation Workshops and the Advanced Training at the Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington, D.C.
In 2018, he was invited...
Ellen Anna Wright
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Tewksbury, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 851-2291 1445 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
ELLEN ANNA WRIGHT is the Senior Attorney at Wright Family Law Group in Tewksbury specializing in all aspects of Family Law. She is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Greater Lowell Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She has been recognized by the Client Securities Board for her pro bono contributions was recently recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the top 10 family law attorneys in 2017. She is a volunteer conciliator for the Middlesex County Bar Association. She is a graduate of Salem State College...
Paul King
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Tewksbury, MA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(978) 851-5145 1501 Main St
#13
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Stephen Forlizzi
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Danvers, MA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
491 Maple Street, Suite 106
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Stephen M. Forlizzi has been representing the rights of accident victims in Massachusetts for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every case he handles resulting in the best possible recovery for his clients. Over the last three decades he has successfully handled virtually all types of personal injury cases, from the simple to the complex. His goal is to bring about a swift resolution of your claim in a professional yet personable manner, keeping you, the client, well informed, and at ease throughout. Willing and capable of fighting for your rights, Attorney Forlizzi...
Robyn Frye Honig
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Haverhill, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 361-0895 55 Wingate St
Haverhill, MA 01832
Family, Appeals and Personal Injury
Emory University School of Law
Tracy Fischer
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Danvers, MA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(617) 477-5877 100 Conifer Hill Drive
Suite 504
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Massachusetts divorce mediator, Attorney Tracy Fischer has practiced Massachusetts Family Law since 1987 and has mediated divorces in Massachusetts since 1990. Tracy's BA Degree from Tulane University in Psychology and J.D. degree from Suffolk University School of Law provide her with the background to work with people who are in emotional crisis and to assist them in crafting legally binding divorce agreements. Tracy is a Certified Massachusetts Divorce Mediator and Board Member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Tracy is a trained divorce mediator and has over 19 years of experience assisting couples in achieving an amicable resolution to an often...
Janet Elizabeth Dutcher
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Haverhill, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(978) 372-7758 546 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Family, Divorce and Employment
Whittier Law School
Attorney Janet E. Dutcher is a Senior Associate and has been practicing with Kazarosian Law Offices since 1988. She graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute in NY with a Bachelors of Science in 1982 and received her Juris Doctorate from Whittier College of Law in California in 1985. Her practice areas include civil litigation, discrimination, divorce and family law, employment law and personal injury. In addition to practicing in Massachusetts, Attorney Dutcher is also admitted to the California and New Hampshire Bars and has extensive trial and litigation experience in Superior, Probate and District Courts. She is...
Douglas Warren Sears
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Tewksbury, MA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(978) 376-7390 1445 Main St. Unit 5
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
My practice centers around my intent to help people through the legal challenges of everyday living.
Clinton Dalton
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Topsfield, MA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(978) 362-4177 458 Boston Street Suite 6-2
Topsfield, MA 01983
Family
Clint Dalton is a family law practitioner focusing his work on divorce litigation and mediation. Attorney Dalton was born and raised in Ipswich and is a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School, Stanford University, and The University of San Diego School of Law (JD, ‘03) where he was awarded for his Jurisprudence writing. Attorney Dalton is a member of the Massachusetts and Essex County Bar Associations and sits on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts. He lives in Ipswich with his wife and two children.
Kenneth Elliot Lindauer
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(800) 464-5861 14 Lynde Street
Salem, MA 01970
Free ConsultationSalem, MA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Northeastern University
Demetra Pontisakos
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TOPSFIELD, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 744-3363 458 BOSTON STREET
SECOND FLOOR, SUITE 6
TOPSFIELD, MA 01983
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Michael B. Mangano
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Methuen, MA Family Law Attorney
(978) 416-0121 487 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Ms. Marsha V. Kazarosian
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Haverhill, MA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(978) 372-7758 546 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Family, Civil Rights and Divorce
Currently the President-elect of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Marsha Kazarosian, has been named by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top lawyers in Massachusetts for the 8th consecutive year. She has been identified as one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in MA and New England and a Super Lawyer in both Family Law and Personal Injury Litigation. In 2006, she was the Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine’s cover story, featuring her career biography and her climb to national recognition. She enjoys a 10.0 Superb rating from AVVO, and is Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated. ...
Laura J. Cervizzi
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Beverly, MA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(978) 276-0777 100 Cummings Center, Suite 312-G
Beverly, MA 01915
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Suffolk University
Richard E. Clark Esq.
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Newburyport, MA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(603) 431-0009 Attorneys At Law
79 State Street (non-mailing)
Newburyport, MA 01950
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Clark is a New Hampshire seacoast native. Mr. Clark focuses his practice in personal injury, auto accidents, spinal, neck & back injuries, DWI, criminal matters, divorce, business law and civil litigation.

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

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

Mr. Clark completed DWI Trial Defense training at Harvard Law School. Attorney Clark was a private criminal contract defense attorney appointed to the Newburyport District Court from 2008-2012. He is certified in criminal defense representation by the Commonwealth of MA, Essex County Bar Advocates. Attorney...
J. Eric Chisholm
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Beverly, MA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(978) 703-0700 100 Cummings Center
Suite 343E
Beverly, MA 01915
Free ConsultationFamily, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
J. Eric Chisholm practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability. Mr. Chisholm was an enlisted member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard from 1995 until 2001. Mr. Chisholm graduated with Honors from Salem State College in 2000, and 2003 from Suffolk University Law School. While attending Suffolk University Law School, Mr.Chisholm was involved with the Voluntary Prosecutor's Clinic representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 3.03 certified Assistant District Attorney. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Chisholm represented applicants throughout the United States seeking Social Security Disability benefits. However, since...
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 569-5840 18 Commerce Way
Suite 1650
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University
Barbra I. Black has been practicing law for over twenty five years and is a founding member and the managing partner of Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC. Attorney Black was a former partner at the Boston, MA law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where she practiced for over eight years in the firm's Divorce and Family Law group. Prior to that, she was a solo practitioner for several years, focusing her practice in the area of domestic relations litigation.

Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce & family law in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Attorney Black...
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.
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...
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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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