Wareham, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

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.
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Susannah Brown
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Divorce and Family Law specialist Aggressive Effective Representation

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) 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.
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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
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
Lawrence Hale
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Carver, MA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(508) 866-2900 128 Main Street
Suite 7
Carver, MA 02330
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northeastern University School of Law
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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...
Timothy P Horan
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New Bedford, MA Family Law Attorney with 15 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...
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...
Robert Setterbo
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Hingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 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...
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...
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...
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
Joshua D. Brabant
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Massachusetts School of LawMassachusetts
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Elizabeth L. Comproni
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
Gabriel Cheong
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Quincy, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 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.
Ismail Mohammed
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 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...
George Papachristos
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and Federal Bar
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Paul F. Lorincz
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Attleboro, MA Family Law Lawyer with 43 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...
Josey Lyne Payne Esq.
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Rockland, MA Family Law Lawyer with 5 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.
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
Free ConsultationFamily, 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...
Jason V. Owens
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Hingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 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,...
Robert Finlay
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Taunton, MA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(508) 884-6067 4 Court Street
Suite #108
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
I am originally from Houston, Texas but spent many formative years in New York State. I am a proud husband for the last 8 years and soon to be father of twins. I am an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoy fishing and kayaking. I originally went to law school thinking I would become a corporate lawyer in a large firm but found myself (through experience) wanting to help people one by one and be an independent attorney. I've been an independent for five years and have enjoyed every moment of it.
Ruthanne Withers
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Attleboro, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Northeastern University School of Law
An associate with the firm and focuses her practice on domestic relations matters, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt, and modification cases. Attorney Withers graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in 2000 with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. After graduation she worked for two years as a litigation paralegal for a Washington, D.C., personal injury firm. She graduated with her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005 where she participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic. From 2005 through 2013 she was employed as a Staff Attorney at Community Legal Aid specializing...
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
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. ...
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
Christopher DiBella
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Boston, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 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...
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...
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...
Meghan L Howard
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Foxboro, MA Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(508) 543-0600 132 Central Street
Suite 209
Foxboro, MA 02035
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
I am an enthusiastic advocate for my clients. My firm allows me to practice many areas of the law, but my favorite areas are family law, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal law. I strive to maintain active in the legal community by participating in the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Kevin William Gaughen Jr
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Weymouth, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St.
Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Kevin W. Gaughen, Jr. joined the firm in August of 2009 from the Norfolk County District Attorneys office. Gaughen served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Wrentham, Quincy, Stoughton and Dedham District Courts and as the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Brookline District and Juvenile Courts. Attorney Gaughen is known for his zealous trial advocacy. In an appeals court case, opposing counsel characterized him as to have "pummeled into the jury's consciousness"1 important portions of the case. The case was decided in his client's favor.

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David Feldman
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Boston, MA Family Law Lawyer with 41 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.
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.
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...
Christopher J Finn
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Saugus, MA Family Law Attorney
(781) 484-1066 539 Lincoln Avenue
Saugus, MA 01906
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Raised in Saugus, Massachusetts, on Boston’s north shore, Attorney Christopher J. Finn is proud to have established his law office in the town in which he grew up. Chris received his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School located in downtown Boston, with a Business Law and Financial Services Concentration with Distinction. He served on the Editorial Board of his law school’s Transnational Law Review and has won an award for his outstanding oral advocacy. Chris has appeared and successfully argued motions and trials in the District, Superior and Probate and Family Courts of the Commonwealth...
Brian D. Roman
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North Attleboro, MA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 699-5554 98 Orne St
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roman is a zealous advocate who will provide you with the legal representation you deserve.
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Fall River, MA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(508) 672-8718 209 Bedford Street
Suite 201
Fall River, MA 02720
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
I have been a lawyer in Fall River, Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have practiced extensively in the courts in Bristol County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. My practice focuses on Divorce and Criminal Law including DUI/OUI. I handle all aspects of Family Law including child custody, visitation, father's rights, divorce modifications, separation agreements and property division. I also have an office in Quincy, MA. There is no cost for your first appointment.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.