Westford, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Ellen Anna Wright
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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... Read More »
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Dennis Benzan Esq.
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Free Consultation! Determined & Dedicated Family Law Attorney! Legal Expertise!

I provide exceptional legal representation in all areas of family law. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family! Call for a free consultation, visit my website to see results and testimonials.
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Christopher H. Mingace
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Massachusetts Family Law Lawyer

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Erin Fitch Nielson
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Chelmsford, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 250-0710 235 Billerica Rd.
Chelmsford, MA 01886
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William M. Driscoll Esq.
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Pepperell, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(978) 846-5184 41 Lowell Road #483
Pepperell, MA 01463
Free ConsultationAppeals
New England Law | Boston
Appellate Attorney William Driscoll credits his professional success to superior research and analytical skills, a keen attention to detail, the tenacity to examine every angle, and the ability to explain complex information simply. He identifies the personal and legal issues and implements creative solutions for his clients best interests.

Attorney Driscoll takes the time to explain the law in simple to understand terms. He explains how our legal system works, from the Massachusetts trial court to the Supreme Court of the United States. He explains your rights and offers options. Ultimately it is his client who must choose his own path,...
Nancy A. Morency
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Chelmsford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 925-6041 1 Olde North Road
Suite 103
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Nancy A. Morency an attorney at Gallant & Ervin, LLC in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She specializes in all aspects of family law and litigation throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whether you are in just the initial stages of a divorce and need some questions answered or need an attorney to see you through to the end, Attorney Morency can assist you. With her knowledge, experience and compassion, Attorney Morency can effectively represent you in your divorce to help ease this difficult process. She also assists clients with custody and parenting time for unwed parents, child support/spousal support, as well as...
Tameka Grantham
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Chelmsford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(978) 341-5044 5 Fletcher Street
2nd Floor, Suite D
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
St. Thomas University School of Law
My practice is primarily focused on consumer bankruptcy, drunk driving defense, criminal defense, and family law. My goal is help you find justice whether you are experiencing financial difficulties, have been arrested and charged with a crime, or have some other legal problem. It can be intimidating talking to a lawyer, especially when it comes to personal matters. I understand that no two cases are alike and I work hard to develop creative strategies to help my clients achieve the best results possible.
Brian T Akashian
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Chelmsford, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 459-6320 One Courthouse Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, DUI and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Todd D. Beauregard
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Lowell, MA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 275-1919 25 Central Street
92 Main Street Suite 105
Lowell, MA 01852
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...
Bruce Gage
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Nashua, MA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(603) 548-3797 131 Daniel Webster Hwy
#127
Nashua, MA 03060
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Social Security Disability
Western New England University School of Law
Waino Walker Kangas
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West Concord, MA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(978) 369-0001 9 Damonmill Square
West Concord, MA 01742
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Arnold & Kangas, P.C. is a full-service law firm with offices in the historic Damonmill Square building in Concord, Massachusetts. Since Thomas B. Arnold and Jeanne S. Kangas founded our law firm in 1984, we have prided ourselves on delivering superior, cost-effective legal services to clients in Middlesex County. While we do not handle every type of case, we have experience and are knowledgeable about the types of cases we do handle, such as Probate & Family Court cases, criminal defense, estate planning, and general civil litigation. As a result of the firm's expertise and success, it has been awarded an...
Annasophia Salvia
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Acton, MA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(978) 264-0250 289 Great Road, Suite 101
Acton, MA 01720
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Anna Salvia concentrates her practice in all areas of domestic relations law, including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, modification, contempt, adoption, and grandparent visitation, as well as the handling of restraining orders. Prior to joining Harsip & Stuart, she gained valuable experience in these areas through internships with the Middlesex Probate and Family Court and the SERV Conciliation program as well as through her participation in the Suffolk University Law School Family Advocacy Clinic and in various pro bono programs with which she had the opportunity to work.
James D. Cormier
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Lowell, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 458-3580 755 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney James D. Cormier is a partner at Cormier & Cormier, LLP, a small firm in Lowell, Massachusetts specializing in criminal defense, family law (divorce, paternity, support, alimony, etc.), civil litigation, and estate planning. Attorney Cormier is a former Middlesex County trial prosecutor who now focuses his experience on aggressively defending clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Victor A. Denaro
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Massachusetts Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience

Gonzaga University School of LawMassachusetts and U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
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Greg Krikorian
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Cambridge, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 844-7401 185 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Suite 416
Cambridge, MA 02138
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
David King Reppucci
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Lowell, MA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(978) 458-1296 147 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Family, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Patrice Brymner
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Acton, MA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(978) 393-1833 5-B Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720
Family and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Christopher William Merwin
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Lowell, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 970-1133 177 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Attorney Merwin grew up in rural Pennsylvania. He received his high school diploma from Redbank Valley High School, his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctorate of Juris Prudence from the Massachusetts School of Law. Prior to following his dream and attending law school, Attorney Merwin was employed by the Clarion County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he developed his passion for law and established an understanding for the criminal system. Attorney Merwin's areas of practice include, but are not limited to, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Personal Injury.
Maxa Schutzbank Berid
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Lowell, MA Family Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(978) 459-0396 327 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Family, Divorce and Elder
Brooklyn Law
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...
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 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.
Elizabeth K. Halloran
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Leominster, MA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(978) 534-2444 142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
New England Law | Boston

Elizabeth K. Halloran, Associate Attorney with the firm concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, personal injury, litigation and real estate. Ms. Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior to joining the Roncone Law Offices, PC, Ms. Halloran was a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior Courts. Just prior to joining the firm, she was responsible for prosecuting domestic violence related crime(s.) She has...
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...
Victor A. Denaro
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(508) 620-5320 945 Concord St
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
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/
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.
Amy Beth Baron
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 17 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 17 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...
Christopher DiBella
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Burlington, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 262-3338 127 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
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...
John Lawrence Roncone III
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Leominster, MA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(978) 534-2444 142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney John L. Roncone, III. (Jay), began his practice of law in 1991 after graduating from Gettysburg College (PA) and the New England School of Law (Boston, MA). He has practiced primarily in the areas of: personal injury (auto accidents, dog bites, slip and fall), criminal defense (assault, DWI/OUI, drug charges, etc.) and family law (divorce, child support, restraining orders, adoption, etc.). He has extensive experience representing clients in the various District Courts, Probate and Family Courts, Superior Courts, and Federal Courts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has also successfully represented parties in numerous arbitration and mediation hearings, saving...
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.
Jonathan R Eaton Esq.
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Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(978) 699-0060 2 Elm Square
Suite 315
Andover, MA 01810
Family and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Jonathan R. Eaton focuses his practice on family law, serving clients in the areas of divorce law, child custody & visitation disputes, modifications of existing judgments in the Probate & Family Courts, drafting and negotiating prenuptial agreements, and guardianships & conservatorships. Attorney Eaton has successfully litgated cases in the Probate & Family Courts in Middlesex county, Essex county, Suffolk county, Worcester county, Plymouth county, Norfolk county, and Bristol county, as well as successfully arguing in front of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Jonathan is able to advocate for his clients involved in litigation as well as a collaborative...
Paul King
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Tewksbury, MA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(978) 851-5145 1501 Main St
#13
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Peri S. Kutchin
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Woburn, MA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(781) 281-8960 12 Gill Street
Suite 1950
Woburn, MA 01801
Family and Divorce
Massachusetts School of Law
Peri brings a unique set of qualities to her law practice as she pursued her law degree after raising two children and working in a family business as a Comptroller. She is a strong believer that her life experiences coupled with her financial background play an important role in advocating for her clients. Peri devotes a high level of personal attention and detail to each of her clients and understands that not all domestic relation issues occur between 9 and 5. Peri specializes in divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, restraining orders and abuse protection...
Danielle A. Thomason
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Leominster, MA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(978) 696-1079 588 Main Street, rte 13
Leominster, MA 01453
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Erin Whelan Pennock
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Belmont, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 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...
Phil A. Taylor
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Stoneham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(781) 438-7100 2 Main Street, Suite 325
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Collections and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Joel A. Abu
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Marlborough, MA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(508) 254-4156 616 Boston Post Rd., Ste. 9
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationFamily
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I have been an attorney since the year 2000. I have frequently volunteered to help the indigent for several legal aid societies to offer them competent legal representation. I concentrate in the area of family law. A great majority of my work has dealt with domestic violence issues.
Steve Morte
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Marlborough, MA Family Law Attorney
(508) 481-2332 74 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Employment
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Morte is a second-generation trial attorney; his father was a well-known trial attorney and the founding partner of DiBuono, Morse & Morte. In private practice since 1987, Stephen Morte and the staff at the Law Offices of Stephen G. Morte have provided experienced legal services and excellent client service in thousands of cases. To contact his office, call us at 508-481-2332. Attorney Morte began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in 1979. While there, he prosecuted all crimes, including operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol; drug offenses and sex crimes. Attorney Morte worked in most of the District Courts...
Matthew Barach
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 209-7080 40 Speen Street, Suite 205
Framingham, MA 01701
Family and Divorce
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Matthew Barach is a seasoned family law and divorce lawyer serving clients throughout Framingham, MA. He offers counsel for same-sex divorce, child custody, paternity, and various other legal issues. Attorney Barach holds a 9.3 Superb Avvo Rating and 20+ years of proven experience. It is Attorney Barach’s goal to resolve his clients’ cases in an efficient manner so that they can move forward with their lives. He is well-versed in all the laws surrounding divorce and similar cases and uses this insight to benefit his clients’ situations. Attorney Barach is also familiar with local judges, giving him an insider perspective...
David L. Rubin
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(508) 875-9797 929 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
At the law office of David L. Rubin, Attorney at Law, our mission is to provide quality legal support and counsel to our clients. We have a reputation for thoroughness and preparedness that is widely recognized and respected in the legal community. We work together, with the client, to achieve the most successful client outcome. Our attorneys are committed, experienced lawyers who take our responsibilities seriously, knowing that the results we achieve for our client will have lasting impact on their lives. We assist our clients in the following practice areas: Business & Real Estate Litigation, Divorce & Family Law,...
Thomas E. Hogan II
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Waltham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 710-9987 738 Main Street #199
Waltham, MA 02451-0616
Family, Administrative, Employment and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Tom Hogan practices in the areas of employment law, real estate, land use, and professional licensing. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (B.A., double major in Russian and History, 2005 ) and New England Law | Boston (J.D., 2009), where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, co-chair of the Executive Office on Alumni Relations, and the Executive Budget and Appropriations Committee. Tom has a diverse array of experience in the field of administrative law. While a student, Tom served as a student law clerk for Administrative Law Judges in both the Appellate Tax...
Edwin H Howard II
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Fitchburg, MA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(978) 627-4155 154 Prichard St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
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
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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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