Quincy, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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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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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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Gabriel Cheong
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 250-8236 859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northeastern University School of Law
I opened my boutique law firm focusing on divorce and family law, wills and trusts, and estate planning in an effort to help Boston area residents navigate the challenges that life throws at them. I'm an advocate for civil divorces and for lifetime planning. With my office located in Quincy, MA, I help clients in the Boston Metro area, primarily in Suffolk County, Middlesex County and Norfolk County Massachusetts.
Daniel C. Roache
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 328-2300 1372 Hancock St
#201
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Boston University School of Law
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...
Marcia J. Mavrides
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
21 McGrath Highway
Suite 402
Quincy, MA 02169
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Marcia Mavrides has been a family law attorney for over 30 years. She has offices in Quincy and Boston. Her areas of practice include divorce, separation, custody, visitation/parenting plans, child support/college expenses, alimony, income attribution, asset division, parental relocation, paternity, grandparents rights, guardianships, modifications, contempt proceedings, restraining orders and mediation. She owes her success to her ability to work closely with each client, helping them toward a comprehensive and clear understanding of the legal process and its impact on their lives. Her goal is to work toward a fair resolution that provides clarity and predictability for her clients long after...
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Quincy, MA Family Law Lawyer with 43 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.
Joe Serpa
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Quincy, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
500 Victory Rd.
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02171
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. ...
Kara O'Donnell
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Quincy, MA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
859 Willard Street, Ste. 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
University of Miami School of Law
Diane M Shields
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(617) 773-5755 21 Mayor Thomas J. McGrath Highway
Suite 501
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Diane M. Shields founded her law practice in 1987. She believes that each of her clients deserves her personal attention and dedication to their case. Strong and effective advocacy is Attorney Shields’ paramount commitment to her clients. During the last 24 years, she has achieved successful outcomes for her clients during the litigation of their cases. Diane Shields’ experience includes motion hearings, settlement conferences, trial preparation, depositions, civil trials and jury trials. Diane Shields prides herself on always being available to answer questions and to address the concerns of her clients on their cases. She has earned a reputation...
J. De'Aun Sardella
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 8 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.
Lawrence Levin
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(617) 471-5700 875 Southern Artery
Quincy, MA 02169
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
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
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience

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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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Kelly Belt Scibelli
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(617) 770-0080 PO Box 692144
Suite37
Quincy, MA 02269
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
New England Law | Boston
Named to the Who's Who of Attorneys for 2019, Kelly Scibelli's law career focuses on compassionate legal representation in divorce, post-divorce and juvenile criminal defense.
Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney
(617) 798-4021 21 Mayor Thomas J McGrath Hwy
Quincy, MA 02169
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(800) 334-3476 1250 Hancock Street
Suite 127 North
Quincy, MA 02169
Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
Quincy, MA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(617) 847-4200 21 Mayor Thomas J McGrath Hwy
Quincy, MA 02169
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 328-9100 1212 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Personal Injury
Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney
(617) 250-8236 One Adams Place
859 Willard St #400
Quincy, MA 02169
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George Papachristos
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Milton, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 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
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...
John Andrew Ullian
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Braintree, MA Family Law Lawyer with 35 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.
Judith R. Kaplan
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Braintree, MA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(781) 923-1680 25 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Villanova University School of Law
I hold a B.A. in child development and earned my law degree from the Villanova University School of Law. After working for the Department of Social Services and a small boutique divorce law firm in Boston, I decided to go out on my own and offer mediation as an alternative to costly divorce litigation. I now work with families out of my Norwell and Braintree locations as a divorce mediator. My mission is to help clients minimize the financial and psychological impacts of separation and divorce.

I will organize the divorce mediation process to minimize your stress and...
Joshua D. Brabant
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Quincy, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

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Lynnea Taylor
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Braintree, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 849-9800 817 Washington Street
Suit 202
Braintree, MA 02184
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Lynnea Taylor was born and raised in Connecticut. In 1999, she received her B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry from Quinnipiac (College) University, Hamden, Connecticut. After relocating to Massachusetts in 2000, she began a career with the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. In 2007, she received her J.D., cum laude, from New England School of Law, Boston, where she served on the New England Law Review. During her studies, Lynnea turned her attention to constitutional law, ultimately co-authoring, with Lawrence Friedman, the treatise THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE CONSTITUTION (Oxford University Press). Following her graduation, Lynnea served as a Law...
Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(617) 471-8500 50 Redfield St
#206
Boston, MA 02122
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
David Callahan
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Braintree, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 372-1200 25 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts, Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court of the Commonwealth.

Attorney David L. Callahan has been practicing law for over ten years. His primary focus is domestic relations including divorce, custody, modification actions, child support, alimony, paternity, guardianship, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Having been involved in thousands of family law matters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he puts that experience to use in every case he handles. Attorney Callahan has litigated matters on behalf of people from every walk of life including fathers seeking to enforce their rights, members of the military, the LGBT...
Nicholas Nashawaty Jr
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Braintree, MA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(781) 848-8545 654 Washington
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
Attorney Nicholas T. Nashawaty Jr. and Attorney Lindsay P. Rand founded the bankruptcy and real estate law firm of Nashawaty & Rand in 1983. With a main office in Braintree, the firm has remained committed to the aggressive pursuit of outstanding results for its clients for over 25 years.
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
Ismail Mohammed
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Joshua H Bearce
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 4 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...
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
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.
Susannah Brown
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Westwood, MA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
190 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Emory University School of Law
At the Law Offices of Susannah L. Brown we specialize in Divorce and Family Law. Call us today for a free consultation.We have offices on the South Shore (Pembroke) and Cape Cod (West Dennis)
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...
James M Lynch
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HIngham, MA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(781) 253-2049 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
HIngham, MA 02043
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...
Amy Saunders
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Dedham, MA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(781) 471-5055 858 Washington St Suite 103
#103
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Amy Saunders, Esq. is attorney and founder of Legal Solutions in Dedham, Massachusetts (www.legal.solutions). An experienced litigator, she now devotes her practice primarily to family law. Outgoing and down-to-earth, she makes clients and attorneys feel at ease in solving family and divorce disputes. She was legal counsel in what would become the most important decision of the year, by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly for changing the way bias cases are handled in Massachusetts. She successfully argued 11 out of 11 cases before the Supreme Court, Supreme Judicial Court and Massachusetts Appeals Court. As a full-time, single mother and divorcee, she brings...
Freya Allen Shoffner
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 369-0111 800 Boylston Street
Suite 1600
Boston, MA 02199
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
After ten years in business herself, Freya Shoffner gave up her search for a good lawyer for her small company and her family and went to law school. Her goal was to build a law firm that could take care of a small business’ every legal need – from the initial brainstorm, through the years of careful tending, to the flood of profits when the benefits are secured for generations to come. She also wanted that firm to give families, in all asset brackets, the best estate planning possible. Freya reached her goal, and now Boston has a law...
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...
Julio R Hernando
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Weymouth, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Julio R. Hernando joined the firm in 1997 from the Norfolk County District Attorney's office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Quincy District Court and as the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Stoughton District Court. Mr. Hernando is a graduate of Saint Anselm College where he was awarded his B.A. and of Suffolk University Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for Massachusetts and all Massachusetts Courts. Mr. Hernando concentrates his practice in the areas of Estate Planning...
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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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