South Harwich, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Susannah Brown
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West Dennis, MA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
9 Old Main Street
West Dennis, MA 02670
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)
(781) 829-6870 100 Schoosett Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
190 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Tracey Taylor
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Barnstable, MA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 362-3010 3206 Main Street
P.O. Box 45
Barnstable, MA 02630
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Boston College Law School
I am a general practitioner with extensive experience in civil litigation matters.
David Callahan
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Hyannis, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 372-1200 100 Independence Drive
Hyannis, MA 02601
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...
(508) 372-1200 25 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184
(508) 372-1200 3 Allied Drive
Suite 303
Dedham, MA 02026
(508) 372-1200 400 Tradecenter Blvd.
Woburn, MA 01801
(508) 372-1200 20 Cabot Blvd., Suite 300
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 372-1200 1700 West Park Drive Suite 160
Westborough, MA 01581
Carolyn Garrahan
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Barnstable, MA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(774) 994-8902 3010 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630
Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Barnstable (Cape Cod) and Plymouth Counties Over 28 years specializing in all domestic relations and family law matters including: Divorce, Custody, Modifications, Contempt, Child Support, Paternity, Parenting Time, Visitation, Prenuptial Agreements
(774) 994-8902 3010 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630
Barnstable Town, MA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(508) 775-0244 76 W Main St
Barnstable Town, MA 02601
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Amber R. Cohen
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Plymouth, MA Family Law Lawyer with 10 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...
(508) 880-6677 10 Commerce Way
Raynham, MA 02767
Timothy P Horan
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 992-0630 32R Hillman Street
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...
Lawrence Hale
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Sandwich, MA Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(508) 888-6700 141 Route 6A
Suite 3
Sandwich, MA 02563
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northeastern University School of Law
See my website at www.halelaw.net
(508) 866-2900 128 Main Street
Suite 7
Carver, MA 02330
Lauren G Klein
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Nantucket, MA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(508) 257-7999 PO Box 2042
Nantucket, MA 02584
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New York University School of Law
As a litigator trained “in the trenches” at a well-regarded Wall Street firm, Attorney Lauren G. Klein possesses the familiarity with the law, attention to detail, and forceful powers of persuasion conducive to positive outcomes. In addition, her compassionate and thoughtful nature helps her clients – particularly those going through a divorce – navigate even the roughest of voyages. Ms. Klein received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1983. She served as the first law clerk for the Hon. Edward R. Korman...
David Kiley Wilkinson
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 15 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...
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street, Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd., #214
Temecula, CA 92591
(949) 955-9155 18952 MacArthur Blvd. #305
Irvine, CA 92612
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Keith C. Elder
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Kingston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 585-4441 68 Evergreen Street
Suite 8E
Kingston, MA 02364
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Christopher G. Kehoe
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 29 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...
(401) 738-0300 200 Centerville Road, Suite 1
(Other Location Wakefield, RI)
Warwick, RI 02886
(508) 207-7937 89 North Main Street
Attleboro, MA MA 02703-2221
Daniel James Larkosh
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Edgartown, MA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(508) 939-9500 20 Meshacket Road
PO Box 9000; PMB #193
Edgartown, MA 02539
Family, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Suffolk Univ Law School
Dan Larkosh's Summary Litigator and Trial Attorney since 1991. Successful Appellate Lawyer. Major metropolitan law firm experience. Mr. Larkosh has made thousands of courtroom appearances in California and Massachusetts. He has also successfully mediated dozens of complex divorces and drafted the judgments by mutual agreement. Dan Larkosh's Specialties: Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, Complex Divorce and Custody Cases, Criminal Defense, Appeals, Professional Liability Defense, Divorce Mediation. Schedule a confidential consultation: Located in Edgartown, Massachusetts and serving Cape Cod, the islands as well as all of Massachusetts, our lawyers concentrate in the areas of local municipal law, real estate law, business law, and family law. Our...
Robert Setterbo
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(508) 316-9720 555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA 02740
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...
(781) 908-0551 350 Lincoln St. Suite 2400A
Hingham, MA 02043
(617) 795-3611 2 Oliver Street
Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109
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, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Lynn Holdsworth
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Sagamore Beach, MA Family Law Lawyer with 20 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...
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
Richard V. Troy
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Middleboro, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 923-0551 59 School Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
Family
Thomas J Callahan Esq
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Hanover, MA Family Law Attorney
(781) 826-8822 427 Columbia Road
Hanover, MA 02339
Family
New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(508) 990-1077 63 Ash St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Wareham Center, MA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(508) 291-3033 191 Main St
Wareham Center, MA 02571
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(508) 993-4100 14 S 6th St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(508) 996-8291 388 County St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Municipal
Smith Mills, MA Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(508) 999-6405 88 Faunce Corner Rd
Smith Mills, MA 02747
Family and Divorce
Middleborough Center, MA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(978) 964-0070 47 E Grove St
Middleborough Center, MA 02346
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Wareham Center, MA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(508) 295-7540 245 Main St
Wareham Center, MA 02571
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Ellen Anna Wright
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Tewksbury, MA Family Law Lawyer with 8 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...
Richard E. Clark Esq.
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Newburyport, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 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...
(603) 431-0009 Attorneys At Law
2425 Lafayette Road, Suite 4
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 749-2111 Attorneys At Law
130 Central Avenue - (non-mailing)
Dover, NH 03820
Anthony C. Adamopoulos
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(978) 744-9591 133 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970
Salem, MA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
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...
Andover, Gloucester, Salem , Lynn Areas, MA 01810
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/
William M. Driscoll Esq.
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Chelmsford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(978) 846-5184 119 Drum Hill Road #381
Chelmsford, MA 01824-1505
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
I focus my law practice on topics I enjoy, appellate litigation and gun law. People who like what they do go that extra mile. This is what my statewide and nationwide clients experience. Every client receives my personal attention. I am proud to offer approachability, attention to detail, and quality of service. Appellate litigation requires superior analytical skills. The tenacity to examine a problem from all angles. I strive for a complete answer, not a fast answer, because that is what the appellate court asks of me. After all, my client's appeal is their last resort to ensure our...
Ruthanne Withers
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Attleboro, MA Family Law Attorney with 12 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...
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 655-5980 160 Speen St. Suite 202
Framingham, MA 01701
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Probate
Boston University
Using knowledge and training to find fair solutions that help bring an END to disputes. We are a FAMILY that helps other families resolve CONFLICT.
Christopher DiBella
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 870-0907 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Everyone deserves committed legal representation, and Attorney Christopher DiBella has dedicated his legal career to exceeding clients' expectations in every case. The first of his family to attend college, he proceeded to graduate from law school with honors. Since opening DiBella Law Offices, P.C. in 2004, he has earned numerous awards. He was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2017, and has been awarded "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also has been named "Rising Star" by Boston Magazine – an honor achieved by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the...
(978) 258-7600 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 327-5140 45 Osgood Street
Suite 302
Methuen, MA 01844
(781) 262-3338 127 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Paul F. Lorincz
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Attleboro, MA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703-1019
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Boston College Law School
A PARTNER with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, including mediation and conciliation, corporate and business law, civil litigation, and estate planning. A magna cum laude graduate of Boston College in 1972, Attorney Lorincz graduated from Boston College Law School in 1975 and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Attleboro, Bristol County, and Massachusetts Bar Associations. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Council on...
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Josey Lyne Payne Esq.
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Rockland, MA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(781) 871-0257 Eleven Albion Court
Rockland, MA 02370
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Your Life | Your Lawyer. Attorney Josey Lyne Payne serves families in Southeastern Massachusetts. By having an attorney that associates with other legal professionals, there is no need to hire a multitude of lawyers. Attorney Payne can advocate for your family in many areas of law, providing the expertise needed as well as the personal contact most clients want and need.
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Family Law Lawyer with 26 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...
(603) 681-9126 61 Spit Brook Road
Suite 407
Nashua, NH 03060
Jason V. Owens
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Hingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(781) 253-2049 62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
Hingham, MA 02043
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Jason is a Partner and Senior Attorney at Lynch & Owens, P.C. whose areas of concentration include divorce, child custody and support, domestic violence, equity and estates litigation, and complex financial probate and family litigation. Originally from Cape Cod, Jason was a journalist, proposal writer and marketing and business development professional in the engineering field before becoming an attorney. Prior to entering private practice, Jason was a Judicial Clerk for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, where he worked closely with twelve Probate and Family Court judges in Barnstable, Bristol and Essex counties. His responsibilities included drafting Judgments, Orders,...
Howard Lewis
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Howard Lewis is a nationally recognized trial attorney that has successfully litigated and brought to verdict over 100 jury trials and over 200 bench trials. Throughout the last two decades of his career, Howard Lewis has represented parties in local and state courts throughout the United States. He believes in personal service and commitment to clients and strives each day to make that a priority. *Voted top divorce attorney in Northeast 2011- 2015 by Arrive Magazine, Superb Rating of 10.0 by Avvo 2011 -2016, and SuperLawyer 2013 -2016. Website: http://HowardLewisLaw.com
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
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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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