Armstrong Law PC serves clients in the Merrimack Valley and Hillsborough County area from its office in Lowell. It helps married couples dealing with divorce, assisting fathers to establish paternity to gain parental rights and helping victims of domestic violence obtain orders of protection. It also mediates, negotiates, and litigates child care and support agreements to determine the financial responsibilities of each parent, as well as visitation rights and custody issues.
287 Appleton St Ste 208, Lowell, MA 01852
Lowell, MA 01852
Araujo & Fisher, LLC represents clients in family law cases around Boston. The firm employs compassion in advocating for a client's rights and needs. It also strives to practively resolve any disputes involving divorce, child custody, legal separation, or property division in a cooperative manner between both parties. Partners Annelise M. Araujo and Stefanie Fisher cater to clients of different national backgrounds through their knowledge of Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese.
75 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
Boston, MA 02110
Since its opening in 2001, Baskin Kershner & Thorp, LLC, Counsellors at Law, has been providing representation in all aspects of family law to Boston clients. Its team of attorneys helps resolve issues related to divorce, child custody, and paternity through settlement negotiations and courtroom trials. They also handle pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, as well as modification and contempt matters following the divorce. Founding partner Nancy Baskin serves as a Discovery Master and Guardian ad Litem under the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.
745 Boylston Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02116
Boston, MA 02116
Blumsack & Canzano has been serving the legal needs of individuals and families in and around Boston since 1971. The practice provides legal advice and representation for family law matters, often handling cases involving divorce and legal separation, child custody and visitation, prenuptial agreements, adoption, and paternity suits. Similarly, the firm helps clients with the filing of restraining and harassment protection orders. It maintains three locations across the state of Massachusetts and also has offices in New York, Rhode Island, California, and even China.
867 Boylston Street, 5th FL, Boston, MA 02116
Boston, MA 02116
Cohen Cleary PC provides family attorneys in Boston. Its attorneys help engaged couples draft prenuptial agreements, and they can assist married couples with postnuptial agreements. Divorce and child custody matters, including child support, require special attention that the firm can provide. Cohen Cleary PC also handles post-divorce and child custody modifications, international abduction cases, and situations where one parent wishes to move out of state with their children.
21 Franklin St Ste 3, Quincy, MA 02169
Quincy, MA 02169
Fitch is a litigation firm based in Boston. It represents clients in divorce cases involving complex financial issues and high-value assets, whether in settlement negotiation, mediation, or trial proceedings. Since 1984, the family law attorneys have helped divorcing couples secure multimillion-dollar property settlements and obtain alimony and child support judgments. One of the firm’s partners, Carlos A. Maycotte, currently serves as the co-chair of BBA’s Family Law Section. He is a certified financial litigator and panelist at family seminars and discussion groups.
84 State Street
11th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA 02109
Geller Benjamin, LLP, is a law firm that offers its services to the residents of Boston. It helps its clients deal with family law issues like divorce, prenuptial agreements, child support and custody, parental rights, domestic violence, and guardianship. The firm offers limited assistance representation to those who only require a lawyer for a specific part of a case. One of its attorneys, James Benjamin, has been practicing family law since 2011. He extends his services to the field of bankruptcy law.
90 Canal Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Boston, MA 02114
Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is a multidisciplinary law office that assistants low-income individuals and families in the metro with civil (non-criminal) issues. GBLS assists clients with various legal matters, including family, housing, healthcare, immigration, consumer rights, and tax issues. It provides advice, helps with paperwork, and represents clients in courts. It also assists with class action litigation, advocacy for legislation, and filing of appeals. GBLS helps over 10,000 low-income individuals and families each year.
197 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
Boston, MA 02114
Founded in 2009, Kates & Barlow PC is a team of domestic/family lawyers in Boston. The firm handles personal and financial issues that involve child custody, separation, divorce, and other family law matters, Its attorneys have experience representing clients in high-net-worth divorce cases, including those that involve property division of businesses and substantial private investments. The firm additionally helps implement and enforce prior judgments or agreements, such as those complicated by support, custody, and visitation issues.
21 Custom House St, Boston, MA 02110
Boston, MA 02110
Founded in 2018, Kelly Family Law LLC serves clients in the greater Boston metro area. The firm handles divorces in litigation and mediation, from filing to the division of property and alimony. Kelly Family Law also offers compassionate counseling for their clients and children, helping them through issues such as child custody, visitation rights, support, guardianship, and paternity. Founding attorney Katharine G. Kelly was nominated as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
20 Walnut St., Suite 8, Wellesley, MA 02481
Wellesley, MA 02481
Law Office of George N. Papachristos PC is a law firm based in Milton that handles family law cases in Boston and surrounding areas. The law office handles issues pertaining to family law, civil litigation, and criminal defense. The firm has experience with divorce, spousal abuse, child custody and support, division of property, and mediation. George Papachristos is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Boston Bar Association.
500 Granite Ave Ste 6, Milton, MA 02186
Milton, MA 02186
Law Office of Johanna M. Herrero Attorneys at Law represents clients in the Boston metro and the surrounding areas. The firm provides legal counsel in the areas of family law, including cases of child custody, child support, guardianship, parenting rights, and temporary restraining orders. It also takes on cases under immigration law, including cancellation of deportation of immigrants, family-based immigration, naturalization, and renewal of permanent residence. Since 2011, the firm's founder and managing partner, Johanna M. Herrero, has been representing immigrants in removal proceedings.
111 Devonshire St , 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA 02109
The Law Office of Matthew Callis provides counsel and representation for clients in Boston. It provides a wide range of family law services that cover child support, child custody, and estate planning and administration. Callis started his legal career in the public sector at the Department of Environmental Protection and the Volunteer Income Tax Project. Before establishing his own legal practice, he worked at the international Sundy law firm in China. Callis works with clients in negotiating settlements when possible.
986 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128
Boston, MA 02128
Located in Boston, the Law Office of Michael S. Parousis caters to clients across the area. The firm has experience dealing with cases involving family law and assisting in resolving matters like child custody, alimony, and child support. It deals with cases concerning the state's Department of Children and Families. It also represents individuals in uncontested divorce proceedings. The firm's other practice area is personal injury law, and it helps car accident victims file lawsuits against at-fault parties to recover compensation for medical bills.
198 Tremont Street, Suite 106, Boston, MA 02116
Boston, MA 02116
The Law Office of Wyckoff Nissenbaum helps resolve family law cases in the Boston area. It caters to individuals seeking legal guidance for their family law matters involving property division, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, child support, and child custody. It also handles contested, uncontested, and high-asset divorce services. The law office also assists victims of domestic violence in obtaining restraining orders from the court. Its founding attorney, Wyckoff Nissenbaum, represents clients in interstate and international removal actions and custody disputes.
775 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
Somerville, MA 02144
The Law Offices of Andrew S. Guisbond is a practice that caters to clients in Boston and the neighboring communities. It offers legal representation in matters related to family law, such as paternity, prenuptial agreements, judgment and order modifications, and domestic violence protection. Its team also assists individuals who are seeking to divorce their spouses through litigation or settlement. In addition, the firm handles military, same-sex, high-asset, and senior divorce cases. Principal Andrew Guisbond has been practicing law for over three decades.
1 Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA 02129
Charlestown, MA 02129
The Law Offices of Jacob D. Geller is a Boston-based firm that focuses on family law and immigration law. Its team takes a client-centered approach in representing individuals and families in family law disputes that may involve divorce, alimony, and child support. The legal professionals also provide their expertise in settling issues through mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method. Principal attorney Jacob D. Geller is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
90 Canal Street, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Boston, MA 02114
The Law Offices of Paul J. Sweeney has been serving the legal needs of families in Boston for over 35 years. Sweeney assists clients with family law concerns that include divorce, child custody and support, and adoption. He also engages in alternative dispute resolution. Additionally, he handles different types of cases, such as complex and high-conflict divorces. A client commended Sweeney for helping him obtain joint physical custody of his four children without going through a trial.
386 Centre St Ste 1, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The Law Offices of Rachel L. Rado represents clients in the Boston metro. It deals with family law cases and advises individuals through the process of divorce. The firm also advocates for parents on matters involving child custody. Its other practice area is immigration law. The firm has experience defending clients facing deportation by obtaining a cancellation of removal from the court. Its managing partner, Rachel Rado, has over nine years of legal experience. She is also fluent in Albanian.
100 State St 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA 02109
The Law Offices of Sheara F. Friend offers legal services for family law matters in Boston and the Greater Boston metro area. Attorney Friend has devoted over 30 years to the practice of family law, including all aspects of divorce and separation, and complaints for contempt and modification. Her family law practice is built upon her reputation as a fierce advocate for individuals and families. She is well-versed in high net-worth divorces, mediation, and collaborative law, and has experience in all aspects of family law, including contested custody matters, parenting plans, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable asset division, out-of-state removal, children’s rights, parental alienation, paternity, domestic violence, restraining orders, neglect and abuse, and preparing or reviewing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Attorney Friend is a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, has been actively involved with the Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem for more than 20 years, and co-founded the Overcoming Barriers program to help families in extreme alienation cases.
676 Elm St Ste 400, Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA 01742
Law Offices of Susan Correia-Champa is a firm that provides solutions for family law issues in the Boston area. Its family law attorney, Susan Correia-Champa, has been practicing law for the past three decades. She handles a range of family law cases, including legal separation, domestic partnerships, domestic violence, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, and property distribution. She also served as a Guardian Ad Litem in child custody investigations, abuse, and removal proceedings. In addition, she defends clients charged with criminal cases.
295 Devonshire St. Suite 2, Boston, MA 02110
Boston, MA 02110
Situated in Boston, Massachusetts, The Legal Solutions Law Group PC offers seasoned bankruptcy representation and counsel for consumers in the Greater Boston metro area. The group's founding partners have more than 50 years of collective experience in the legal arena. The talented Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyers in Boston strive to help protect clients and their families by dealing with creditors and effectively clearing debt or setting up reasonable payment plans based on each client's financial situation and goals.
858 Washington St Ste 103, Dedham, MA 02026
Dedham, MA 02026
Long Hagan Huff-Harris provides legal services to Boston residents. The firm assists clients in the different aspects of family law, including pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, modifications of court orders, and restraining orders. Amy Huff-Harris, one of the firm's partners, is experienced in handling divorce, child custody and support, paternity, parenting time, property division, and domestic violence cases. The law office also provides legal guidance and representation in the areas of estate planning and business law.
4238 Washington St., Unit B, Boston, MA 02131
Boston, MA 02131
Matta Law is a family and probate law firm that represents clients in Boston and its surrounding areas. It provides legal counsel and representation to clients involved in cases of family law. Among the specific areas it practices include child custody and support, divorce and separation, wills, trusts, and estates. Founding lawyer Estela Matta focuses her practice on areas of family law. She consults clients and provides personal attention on every case the firm handles.
100 State St, Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA 02109
Mavrides Law handles family law cases in Boston, with additional offices in Newton and Wellesley. The firm assists clients with structured divorce settlements, child custody, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Its lawyers provide mediation services and alternative dispute resolution support. Additionally, it represents clients in complex child support cases in which a parent is self-employed or underemployed. Attorney Marcia Mavrides is a certified family mediator and a member of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers.
10 High St Ste 1002, Boston, MA 02110
Boston, MA 02110
McLaughlin serves the Boston metro. It handles family law cases and helps clients deal with matters involving divorce, child custody and support, parenting time, and parental rights. It also guides them in settling paternity issues and modification of judgments. In addition, McLaughlin assists clients in drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. The other practice areas of the firm include real estate, collaborative, and special education laws. Its attorney, Brian J. McLaughlin, is a co-chair of the Family Law Newsletter.
745 Boylston Street – Suite 209, Boston, Ma 02116
Boston, Ma 02116
Popovitch Law LLC has been serving the greater Boston area from its office in Cambridge since 2015. It assists clients in developing parenting plans that establish where children will reside and how decisions should be made regarding children's health care and medical emergencies. It provides an assessment of children's holiday, summer, and vacation schedules and how much time children can spend with the non-custodial parent. The firm also represents clients in dispute resolution and changing the plan agreements.
2294 Massachusetts Ave Fl 2, Cambridge, MA 02140
Cambridge, MA 02140
Located in Boston, Reilly Law & Associates aggressively represents families, individuals, and employees in a wide range of practice areas, such as insurance defense, personal injury, employment law, and family law. The firm handles various family law cases, including divorce, child support and custody, and alimony. It also helps victims obtain compensation for injuries they suffered from due to medical malpractice and car collisions. Founder Maureen Reilly has been practicing law for over 30 years. She received a divorce mediation certificate from the Center for Mediation Training in 2013.
100 State St Ste 900, Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA 02109
Robert M. Warren Attorney at Law serves clients in Boston. The office's focus is on immigration law but also takes on cases about family law, discrimination law, and personal injury. Divorces and child custody are emotional cases that are being handled with discretion and proper legal guidance by the firm. Robert Warren has over two decades of immigration lawyer experience. He is also a human rights supporter for fact-finding missions such as Mexico's disappearances of the 43 students in 2014.
11 Green St, Boston, MA 02130
Boston, MA 02130
Ryder & Phelps, P.C. is a family law practice that provides individualized services to clients in the Boston community. It assists with various family law matters, such as prenuptial and postnuptial contracts, child removal actions, and court order modifications. It handles issues regarding divorce, including high-asset cases, covering alimony, child custody and support, and restraining orders. Managing attorney Kathleen P. Ryder is an MCLE Rule 8 certified mediator and has been appointed as a parenting coordinator, guardian ad litem, and discovery master.
1 Marina Park, Suite 1410, Boston, MA 02210
Boston, MA 02210
Schmidt & Federico PC is a team of family attorneys in Boston. The multi-attorney firm handles divorces, separations, modifications, child support and custody, and annulments. Additionally, it deals with paternity suits, divorce-related tax advice, and contempt cases. Firm partner Phyllis E. Federico has more than 25 years of legal experience in complex domestic relations and family law matters. She is the former chair of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association.
200 Berkeley St Ste 17, Boston, MA 02116
Boston, MA 02116
Shoffner & Associates Counselors at Law serves clients in the Boston metro and surrounding areas. It handles family law cases and helps clients deal with issues like determining whether a traditional marriage is right for them, establishing and managing civil unions, and creating domestic partnership agreements. In addition, it works with clients through negotiation, litigation, and resolution. Its attorney, Freya Allen Shoffner, is an adjunct professor of Commercial Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
800 Boylston Street, Suite 1600, Boston, MA 02199-8034
Boston, MA 02199-8034
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP handles family law cases in Boston, with additional offices in New Bedford and Hingham. The firm assists clients with child custody, annulment, and paternity cases. Its lawyers also help clients in sensitive and difficult domestic abuse situations with filing requests for protection or removal of a spouse from a home. Additionally, the firm offers divorce mediation services. Attorney David K. Wilkinson has been a fellow at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
2 Oliver St Ste 302A, Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA 02109
Yang and Sacchetti, Attorneys at Law is a Boston-based general practice firm that caters to clients, including Mandarin Chinese speakers, within the local area. Managing attorney Sara Sailan Yang handles a range of family law matters, from divorce and pre-nuptial agreements to adoption and estate administration. She continues to serve under the firm following the passing of partner Robert F. Sacchetti in 2018. She worked as a foreign legal consultant in Massachusetts and is currently an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
65 Harrison Avenue, Suite 513, Boston, MA 02111
Boston, MA 02111
A mother could lose custody of her child if she's deemed unfit to provide or take proper care of them. This decision often comes as a result of the mother being unable to provide a safe home or take care of a child's basic needs. It can also come from a mother abusing the child or neglecting them, abusing drugs and alcohol, or frequently being arrested.
In any of these cases, the state can revoke custody from the mother, citing details learned through home visits, interviews, court records, and a variety of other sources as the reasons. In this case, sole custody would be given to the other parent, if he/she is able.
There are a number of characteristics to look for in a good family lawyer. The first is experience. An experienced family law attorney will understand the right steps to take to come to an equitable resolution that reflects the best interests of the family, often without going to court. The ability to communicate and act as an intermediary between parties in a dispute is important, whether it concerns a divorce, custody, paternity, or something else. Family legal disputes can be stressful to manage, especially when mediation and finding a common ground is involved. A good family lawyer is also available as a resource to help their client navigate a difficult situation in a way that won't harm their chances for a positive resolution.