Winchendon, Massachusetts Family Lawyers

Danielle A. Thomason
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Winchendon, MA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(978) 297-7005 P.O.Box 14
Winchendon, MA 01475
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
David Allen LaPointe
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Winchendon, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(978) 297-2390 518 Central Street
Winchendon, MA 01475
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Massachusetts School of Law
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...
Edwin H Howard II
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Fitchburg, MA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(978) 627-4155 154 Prichard St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Karli S. Fernandez-Fontaine
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Leominster, MA Family Law Attorney
(978) 870-4045 305 Whitney Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Family, Animal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Michael Richard Taylor
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Leominster, MA Family Law Lawyer
(978) 537-3500 19 Water Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Fitchburg, MA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(978) 348-2222 76 Summer St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Family and Divorce
Fitchburg, MA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 348-2560 350 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Fitchburg, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(978) 343-4856 444 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Julia Rueschemeyer
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Amherst, MA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(413) 253-7484 409 Main St, Ste 126
Amherst, MA 01002
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Getting divorced and resolving family law issues involves transitions that are not easy. I am an experienced divorce mediator and family lawyer, and I will guide you through these transitions with compassion, treating you and your concerns with respect. We will work together, one issue at a time, to create solutions that work for you and your family and ensure that the focus stays on the healthiest process and outcome for you and your children. I use only non-adversarial processes—mediation, collaborative law divorce, and out-of-court negotiations—which emphasize open, respectful communication. These methods of reaching agreements avoid the high costs,...
Gabriel Cheong
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Needham, MA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 209-2230 75 Second Avenue
Suite 605
Needham, MA 02494
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.
Howard Lewis
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(508) 370-3400 411 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
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
Justin Lee Kelsey
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Southborough, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 655-5980 9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
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.
Todd D. Beauregard
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Lowell, MA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 275-1919 25 Central Street
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...
Miriam G. Altman
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Lexington, MA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(781) 862-4448 57 Bedford Street, Suite 106
Lexington, MA 02420
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgetown University Law Center
Miriam G. Altman concentrates her legal practice in divorce and family law matters. Following her admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985, she represented individuals in matrimonial law cases and civil litigation at the Boston law firm of Sherburne, Powers & Needham, PC, now known as Holland & Knight, LLP. As a partner, she served as chair of the firm’s family law department. In 2002, she established the predecessor firm to Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, PC, in Lexington, MA.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Altman received a BA from Barnard College, magna cum laude, and a JD degree, cum...
Miguel Nieves
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street, Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Since his admission to the bar in Massachusetts in 2001, Miguel A. Nieves has earned a strong reputation for helping people facing domestic relations issues throughout southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has successfully and compassionately guided clients through all aspects of the divorce process as well as post-divorce issues.

Attorney Nieves uses patience and practicality when devising a strategy to meet the goals of those he represents. He is adept at handling matters inside and outside the courtroom. Although his goal is to resolve matters short of trial, Attorney Nieves has had numerous successful jury and bench trials throughout his...
Barbra Ilene Black
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Woburn, MA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 569-5840 18 Commerce Way
Suite 1650
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University
Barbra I. Black has been practicing law for over twenty five years and is a founding member and the managing partner of Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC. Attorney Black was a former partner at the Boston, MA law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where she practiced for over eight years in the firm's Divorce and Family Law group. Prior to that, she was a solo practitioner for several years, focusing her practice in the area of domestic relations litigation.

Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce & family law in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Attorney Black...
Mr. Robert W Kovacs Jr.
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Worcester, MA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(508) 443-4864 131 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am dedicated to working with individuals to work through hardships that life sometimes brings. Our firm handles consumer bankruptcy, family law and injury cases. Many people, through no fault of their own, have debt that overwhelms their life. Bankruptcy is one option that may end this burden. Others face hardships in life at the end of a relationship or injuries and I am there to help through these difficult times to ensure your rights are protected.
Amy Beth Baron
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North Andover, MA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive Suite A
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
I am an Attorney, Mediator and Registered Nurse. My company is Baron Law & Mediation, LLP - http://www.baronlawmediation.com. Our practice areas include divorce/family law, estate/small business planning and advice/consultation services. We provide our clients with mediation, litigation, or general representation services along with divorce financial analyst services. I have been an Attorney for 12 years and a Registered Nurse for 21 years. I have pursued my education and training becoming a Certified Case Manager in 2005 and a Certified Nurse Life Care Plannner in 2004. I have also undergone the requisite training to practice...
Larri Parker Esq
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Worcester, MA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(508) 795-0200 490 Shrewsbury Street
Piccadilly Plaza, Suite C
Worcester, MA 01604
Family, Business and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Larri Tonelli Parker is an experienced divorce mediator, family law attorney and small business advisor. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Florida, Maine and Massachusetts.
Christine Brosnihan
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Dudley, MA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(508) 949-0080 265A West Main Street
Dudley, MA 01571
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nova Southeastern University
www.affordablelawofworcestercounty.com
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 DiBella
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Methuen, MA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 327-5140 45 Osgood Street
Suite 302
Methuen, MA 01844
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...
Victor A. Denaro
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Framingham, MA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(508) 620-5320 945 Concord St
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I continue representing Debtors, who are average people who have usually been hit with bad situations, like job loss, medical treatment and the overwhelming bills or divorce. I continue to help them get relief from unmanageable debt in a number of ways, like debt workout or through the Bankruptcy Court with the filing of a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. I have 33 years experience in the Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts and with the appointed chapter 7 and chapter 13 trustees in Massachusetts which helps when navigating the case through to its conclusion which is the discharge of...
Irwin I. Weitz
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Springfield, MA Family Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(413) 746-4400 265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Jason Carrozza
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Medway, MA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(508) 803-1333 201 Village Street, Suite D
Medway, MA 02053
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Jason M. Carrozza is a partner and founder of Family Legal Partners, P.C. Attorney Carrozza was previously the owner of Carrozza Law Office, P.C., a law firm which also focused on family law and estate planning. In 2014, Jason was selected as a Massachusetts Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers and Boston Magazine. Attorney Carrozza graduated from New England Law with magna cum laude honors. Admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Courts, he is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Attorney Carrozza has been certified to accept trial level state intervention assignments for the Children and...
Jenny A Daniell Esq.
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Amherst Center, MA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(413) 253-6600 30 Boltwood Walk
Amherst Center, MA 01002
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Northeastern University School of Law
I am a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law (class of 1984). I became a lawyer to help people and to make a meaningful contribution to the betterment of our society and to social justice. That remains the core of my professional orientation..
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.
Elizabeth K. Halloran
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Worcester, MA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(508) 425-6330 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
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 Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, Ms. Halloran practiced in a general practice in Leominster, focusing on both Criminal Defense and Family Law matters. 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...
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 820-3000 188 Concord Street, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Elena Tsizer graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% of her class and, then, earned her Master of Laws degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University. After graduation from law school, she had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, where she conducted research on complex legal issues, wrote legal memoranda, drafted decisions, findings of fact, and conclusions of law while working under close supervision of the Justices. ...
Kevin M. Dwyer Jr.
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Waltham, MA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(781) 760-9662 707 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Probate
Suffolk University
Former Assistant District Attorney in Boston, MA providing professional, prepared and passionate advocacy with extensive jury trial experience focusing on criminal defense, family law, litigation, land use/zoning matters in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Patricia S. Fernandez
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North Andover, MA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(978) 681-5454 4 High Street
Suite 306
North Andover, MA 01845
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Yale Law School
Concentrating in domestic relations practice since 1986, Pat handles divorces, modifications, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and paternity issues. She provides mediation, arbitration and conciliation services. She is certified as an arbitrator through the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a Certified Financial Litigator through the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators. She also has served as Receiver, Trustee, Conciliator, Discovery Master and Guardian Ad Litem through appointments by the Probate and Family Court. Pat employs her extensive experience to craft intelligent solutions to clients’ problems and to guide clients towards realistic goals. While aiming to resolve matters in...
Irwin Pollack
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Southborough, MA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 502-7002 304 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Family and Divorce
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Irwin M. Pollack founded one of the largest divorce and family law firms in the Massachusetts region, Pollack Law Group, P.C., and employs a team of quality attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals. In addition, he hosts a weekly radio segment, Talking About Divorce, and created Co-Parenting After Divorce, another radio segment. He passionately educates fellow attorneys and the general public in family law and regularly travels around Massachusetts to lead divorce workshops and seminars. Attorney Pollack is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut and has successfully represented thousands of clients.
Mandy M. Hebert
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Worcester, MA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(508) 692-9151 340 Main Street Suite 302
Worcester, MA 01609
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Massachusetts School of Law
The legal process can be overwhelming and intimidating. I strive to provide calm through the legal storm. As an experienced family law litigator, I work diligently to meet all of your legal needs including all aspects of divorce proceedings, child custody issues, restraining orders, child support, alimony, modifications and contempts. When clients work with me, they know they will get an aggressive attorney who will fight for their rights, while meeting their needs with sensitivity. I help the legal process make sense. I attended college at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and...
Freya Allen Shoffner
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Stoneham, MA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 369-0111 90 Maple Street
Suite 3A
Stoneham, MA 02180
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...
Nancy A. Morency
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Chelmsford, MA Family Law Lawyer with 10 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...
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.
William S Smith
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Holden, MA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(774) 317-9287 997 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Attorney William S. Smith is the co-author of “Warrantless Searches of Persons or Places” in the award-winning reference manual used by attorneys, “Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts.” He has been an invited lecturer and instructor at many continuing legal education seminars and conferences for attorneys. The founder of the first and only website for appellate criminal defense attorneys in the state, he was also a guest on a major television talk show in Boston. As a bar association leader, Attorney Smith has testified before the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee in the Statehouse multiple times with respect to criminal justice legislation. He...
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/
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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.